LINGUIST List 3.36

Wed 15 Jan 1992

Qs: Computer Transcription, Wordstar, Verlan

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  1. Barbara Ruth Campbell, IPA and Computer Transcription
  2. Vicki Fromkin, Wordstar and IPA
  3. Hilary Sachs, Verlan

Message 1: IPA and Computer Transcription

Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1992 10:35 ESTIPA and Computer Transcription
From: Barbara Ruth Campbell <CAMPBELLzodiac.rutgers.edu>
Subject: IPA and Computer Transcription


I don't know if this question will sound too unrealistic or not but after
seeing segments on computer voice recognition systems I was wondering
whether anyone has worked or plans on working on a computer system that
would have people speak into a recorder and then the computer would
encode the phonetic "bits" into IPA so that:

Person A with Regional Accent from Place X reads a 1000 word passage

Computer transcribes speech using IPA

Person B learning English as a Second Language reads the same 1000 word passage

Computer transcribes speech using IPA

Transcriptions are compared for differences between speaker A and Speaker B
in the hopes that Speaker B can see the phonetic differences in graphic
form between his/her own speech and that of the target speaker. Or Speaker A
tries to modify his/her speech to match that of a someone speaking
Standard American Network English.

Any comments? Is there such a system? If not, could one be devised?
Does anyone think that such a system might help in accent modification or
learning a target language or teaching an actor to emulate the accent of
a target area?

Barbara Ruth Campbell
Ph.D. student in Information and Communication Science
Rutgers University
CampbellZodiac.Rutgers.Edu
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Message 2: Wordstar and IPA

Date: Tue, 14 Jan 92 07:48 PST
From: Vicki Fromkin <IYO1VAFMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Wordstar and IPA

Is there anyone out there who uses Wordstar and knows about IPA fonts for it?

Would be very very grateful. (or even Word for Windows?) Vicki Fromkin
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Message 3: Verlan

Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1992 11:22 ESTVerlan
From: Hilary Sachs <SACHSutkvx.utk.edu>
Subject: Verlan

I'm looking for some info on Verlan, the French word game. What
I'd really like are some examples, say in popular texts/magazines,
rather than scholarly articles (this is for a French class I'm
teaching).

Thanks,

Hilary Sachs

(direct email is best: sachsutkvx.utk.edu)
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