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Title Language learning : new research / Jennifer S. Avery and Matthew H. Stewart, editors.

Publication Info. Hauppauge, N.Y. : Nova Science Publisher's, Incorporated, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource
Series Languages and linguistics
Education in a competitive and globalizing world
Languages and linguistics series.
Education in a competitive and globalizing world series.
Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language English.
Contents LANGUAGE LEARNING: NEW RESEARCH ; LANGUAGE LEARNING: NEW RESEARCH ; CONTENTS ; PREFACE ; SPEECH TOOLS AND CALL FOR LITERACY TUTORING ; 1. INTRODUCTION; 1.1. Evaluation Tools for Timing and Rhythm ; 2. GENERAL PROBLEMS RELATED TO RHYTHM ; 2.1. Segmental vs. Syllable-based Modeling ; 2.2. Automatic Syllable Parsing ; 2.3. The Syllable Database; 3. THE CASE FOR SYNTHESIZED SPEECH; 3.1. TTS: The State of Practice and the State of Science ; 3.2. The Question of Naturalness and Emotions ; 3.3. How TTS Is Achieved ; 3.3.1. TTS and ASR: Two Technologies in Comparison.
4. APPLICATIONS OF TTS TO CALL 4.1. Pedagogical Assumptions ; 4.2. Listening Comprehension through Text Production: Using TTS to Read Passages and Voice Feedback ; 4.2.1. Using GETARUN to Evaluate Students' Responses to Questions about Text Passages; 4.2.2. Using GETARUN to Answer Students' Queries about Text Passages; 4.2.3. Mechanisms by which GETARUN Evaluates Students' Answers and Answers Students' Queries ; 4.2.5. Expanding the System ; 4.3. Listening Comprehension through Automatic Dictation: Using TTS to Read, Vary Speed, and Change Style.
4.4. Listening and Reading Comprehension via True/False, Cloze, and Sentence Scrambling: Using TTS to Read Passages and Reorder Sentences 4.5. Using TTS to Simulate Interlanguage: A Pilot Study ; 4.6. TTS and Perceptual Phonological Learning ; 4.6.1. Using Speech Synthesis in a Stand-alone System to Teach Pre-reading Analytic Skills; 4.6.2. Using Speech Synthesis On-line to Teach Phonetics, with Extensions to Visualization; 5. TWO SYSTEMS WITH ANIMATED TUTORS; 5.1. Animated Speech ; 6. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS ; REFERENCES.
LITERACY ACQUISITION AND BILINGUALISM: THE EFFECT OF BILITERACY INSTRUCTION ON ENGLISH READING ACHIEVEMENT IN BILINGUAL AFRIKAANS-ENGLISH SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDRENABSTRACT ; INTRODUCTION ; Theoretical Framework for Biliteracy Instruction Programmes ; METHOD ; RESEARCH DESIGN ; Schools ; Participants ; MEASURES AND PROCEDURE; Oral Language Proficiency ; Parent Questionnaire ; Cognitive Processing and Reading ; Phoneme Deletion ; Expressive Vocabulary ; Word Reading and Pseudoword Reading ; Reading Comprehension ; Classroom Observations and Teacher Interviews ; RESULTS.
Home Background Characteristics of the Three Linguistic GroupsClassroom Observations and Teacher Interviews in Biliteracy Classrooms ; Levels of Spoken Proficiency and Reading Achievement of the Three Linguistic Groups; CONCLUSION; Interdependence of Strong First-Language Skills and L2 English Literacy Development ; Building Strong First-Language Skills ; Using the L1 to Strengthen Developing English Reading Comprehension ; Opportunity to Foster Strong Home-School Connections ; Teaching Strategies in Biliteracy Classrooms ; Educational Implications ; REFERENCES.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Language and languages -- Research.
Language acquisition.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Avery, Jennifer S.
Stewart, Matthew H.
Other Form: Print version: Language learning Hauppauge, N.Y. : Nova Science Publisher's, Inc., 2012. 9781621006312 (hardcover) (DLC) 2011037419
ISBN 9781621007418 ebook
9781621006312 hardcover