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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: Michael  Tjalve (IPA: 'tjæl.vǝ)
Institution: University College London
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Selected Publications: 'How to Build an Italian Speech Recogniser without Italian Speech Data'
'Pronunciation Variation Modelling using Accent Features'
'What Speech Technology Can Teach Us about Accent Variation'
Dissertation Abstract: Accent Features and Idiodictionaries: On improving accuracy for accented speakers in ASR
Academic Paper Abstract: Pronunciation Variation Modelling Using Accent Features



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