- Center for Language Research (CLR)
- Senior Associate Professor
- Courses - Undergraduate
- I teach first and second year standard English classes. I also teach Thesis Writing for senior students as well as two English elective courses related to my research area (Introduction to Linguistics and Experimental Methods & Statistics in Linguistics) for 3rd and 4th year students.
- Courses - Graduate
- None currently
- Linguistics (Phonetics & Phonology)
- Educational Background, Biography
- M.A. in Linguistics, 2005 at University of British Columbia; PhD in Linguistics, 2013 at Rutgers University
- Current Research Theme
- Phonetics and Phonology of Tone and Phonation in Asian Languages
- Key Topic
- Creaky phonation in languages and how to measure it via the acoustic signal.
- Affiliated Academic Society
- Hiking, Running, Soccer, Ice Hockey, Watching Movies, Traveling, Reading
- School days' Dream
- I wanted to be a professional soccer player.
- Current Dream
- I would like to be happy and successful with work and family.
- Favorite Books
- Messages for Students
- Do your best and plan to live without regrets.
- Publications other than one's areas of specialization
- Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics
Our research focus is on speech production and second-language acquisition of pronunciation. Experimental phonetics - both articulatory and acoustic phonetics - underlies most of our work and we specialize in using ultrasound as a tool to view and measure the tongue during speech. More specific research interests currently include Articulatory Settings (as seen through inter-speech rest posture) in monolinguals and bilinguals, as well as phonetic and phonological issues involved in learning to pronounce a second language. We are also interested in the Aizu dialect of Japanese, and we have recorded and analyzed many audio samples of this dialect.