In my research, I take an experimental approach to investigating the nature of lexical representation in L1 and L2 speakers, specifically the interplay between visual and auditory language information (written and spoken). My doctoral research therefore focuses on the effect of orthographic knowledge in the recognition of spontaneous L1 and L2 Japanese speech. I investigate this effect by examining how phonetic reduction, often found in spontaneous speech, interacts with the effect of inconsistencies between the ways in which words are pronounced and spelled. This inconsistency, referred to as phonological-orthographic (P-O) consistency, delays the rate at which listeners recognize spoken words.
I also explore the application of pupillometry, the measurement of pupil dilation, in my study, allowing me to examine the time-course of the P-O consistency effect. To analyze the time-series data, I use generalized additive mixed modelling.
PhD in Linguistics (expected), 2019
University of Alberta
Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, 2014
Teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language program, 2010
Bachelor of Social Science Honours in Community Policy, 2003
Aichi Gakusen University
I was an instructor for the following course at the University of Alberta:
I was an instructor for various levels of Japanese courses at the following universities and institues: