In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
This workshop provides an opportunity for a discussion and exchange of ideas on multidisciplinary research in academia by bringing together technologies from different sub-areas of speech, language technologies, learning sciences and education. For example, computational technologies like concordancing, text alignment, morphological processing, syntactic parsing, speech recognition and speech synthesis help in illustrating linguistic structures, providing varied exercise material and identifying and correcting errors of foreign/second language learners. Similarly, speech tools have many applications in helping the differently challenged learners.