A Corpus for Investigating English-Language Learners' Dialog Behaviors

Technical Report UTEP-CS-15-32.

Nigel G. Ward, Paola Gallardo

Abstract: We are interested in developing methods for the semi-automatic discovery of prosodic patterns in dialog and how they differ between languages and among populations. We are starting by examining how the prosody of Spanish-native learners of English differs from that of native speakers. To support this work, we have collected a new corpus of conversations among college students. This includes dialogs between a nonnative speaker of English and a native, dialogs between native speakers of English, and Spanish conversations.

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