This OT-based KAEPS system is part of my dissertation. Each application of Optimality Theoretic constrains are shown. Three possible Korean-accented English pronunciations according to the proficiency level (a beginning group, a less advanced group, and a more advanced group) are simulated. The result of beginning group is basically based on Korean orthograpy of English loan words influenced by Korean phonology, and the result of the other groups are basically based on my acoustic experiment (8 less advanced Korean EFL students and 8 more advanced Korean EFL students at Georgetown University), which will be reported in detail later. Phoneme-based and allophone-based pronunciation by native American speakers are also given at the end with the final results of three possible Korean-accented pronunciations.
You may type any English words, phrases or sentences under 100 characters. (For example, "Pick me up at nine o'clock," "Stop it", "Good morning", "Look at yourself", etc.) Numbers, punctuation or words which are not stored in the CMU dictionary will be ignored.
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