I am a faculty member in the Modern Languages Studies Department at Vancouver Island University, teaching Japanese and linguistics. I defended my dissertation, Production and perception of reduced speech and the role of phonological-orthographic consistency, in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Drs. Benjamin V. Tucker and Juhani Järvikivi.
In my dissertation, I looked at the effect of pronunciation-to-spelling inconsistency in the recognition of spontaneous Japanese speech for L1 and L2 listeners. More specifically, I examined how phonetic reduction interacts with the effect of inconsistency. Methodologically, I employed pupillometry, the measurement of pupil dilation, and generalized additive mixed modelling. My Dissertation in 19 mins).
The video below is the talk that I gave at my university for those who know nothing about linguistics, but curious about language. The first 15 mins of the talk is about how linguists think and talk about language, and what kind of analysis they conduct to understand pieces of language. The rest of the talk (20 mins) is about my dissertation research. I gave this talk with a hope that someone who knows nothing about linguistics watches it and becomes interested in linguistics and curious about language.
PhD in Linguistics, 2020
University of Alberta
MA in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, 2014
BSocSc in Community Policy, 2003
Aichi Gakusen University
Data Analysis and Visualization
Generalized Additive Mixed-effects Model; Linear Mixed-Effects Model; Random Forest
The scientific analysis of speech in phonetics
The measurement of pupil dilation over time
The production of technical and scientific documentation
Manuscripts submitted or in preparation