Article published in Journal of Phonetics

The article "Phonetic accommodation in interaction with a virtual language learning tutor: A Wizard-of-Oz study" by Iona Gessinger, Bernd Möbius, Sébastien Le Maguer, Eran Raveh, and Ingmar Steiner was published in Journal of Phonetics and is available online.
The article investigates phonetic accommodation of German native speakers in interaction with the simulated spoken dialog system Mirabella. Two versions of Mirabella are compared: one uses pre-recorded speech and the other synthesized speech. In both conditions, speakers converge to Mirabella regarding the intonation of wh-questions and one of two investigated allophonic contrasts.