This project has been featured in the news: "A decade-long, science-based, technological project may not seem the most likely research to highlight during Māori Language Week but that is exactly where the Māori Pronunciation Aid, or MPAi, belongs.
It is a computer-assisted language tool that is being developed by a team that combines academic expertise in computer engineering, linguistics and Māori language with the highly revered oratory skills of respected Māori elders.
MPAi enables users to hear the correct pronunciation of a Māori word, record and analyse their own pronunciation and get feedback on what is right and what is wrong. It runs on Windows and can be used on computers, tablets and mobile devices."
For this project, students will prototype and evaluate various visual and auditory feedback and conduct an experiment to see which feedback is most effective for learning.
Prototype of visual and auditory feedback. Empirical results of experiment to evaluated effectiveness of prototypes.
Lab allocations have not been finalised