On 10th March 2022, Takuya Kunihara, Department of Electrical Engineering, received Student Presentation Award of the ASJ meeting.
About awarded research
”Analysis of learners’ shadowing based on their convergence to and divergence from model speech and their perception of model speech”
Takuya Kunihara, Chuanbo Zhu, Daisuke Saito, Nobuaki Minematsu, Noriko Nakanishi
Your impression & future plan
This study showed good possibility of quantifying various aspects of L2 speech communication such as pronunciation, listening, and internalization at the same time by analyzing shadowing utterances. The presentation was made a half year ago and I’m very happy that it was highly evaluated. I heard that the proposed method will be introduced to English education (Academic Communication) in School of Engineering since October 2022. Although I’ll get graduated soon, I hope that younger students of our lab. will make a good system to support UTokyo students.