Dr. Aoyama's Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Language acquisition (first and second)
Phonology/Phonetics
Psycholinguistics
Prosody of language
Bilingualism

Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2000.
Dissertation: A psycholinguistic perspective on Finnish and Japanese prosody: Perception, production and child acquisition of consonantal quantity distinctions. 

Master of Arts in Linguistics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1997.

Bachelor of Arts in Japanese philology, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, 1995.
Thesis: Effectiveness of basic vocabulary: Basic 2000 words in English and Japanese.

Professional Positions

August 2012 - present 

Associate Professor, Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas. 

September 2009 - August 2012

Associate Professor, Department of Speech-Language & Hearing Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). 

August 2002 - August 2009

Assistant Professor, Department of Speech-Language & Hearing Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). 

September 2000 - July 2002
Postdoctoral scholar, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Other training/Research experience

Fieldwork on Guinaang Bontok with Dr. Lawrence Reid.  Guinaang, Mountain province, Philippines. March 24 - April 4, 2000.

Research with Dr. Matti Leiwo at the University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, September - November 1999.

Linguistic Society of America summer linguistic institute, 1999.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Publications

Book

Aoyama, Katsura. 2001.  A psycholinguistic perspective on Finnish and Japanese prosody: Perception, production and child acquisition of consonantal quantity distinctions.  Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers

Review of the book:

Mennen, I. (2003). Quantity contrast contrasted: Reviewing Katsura Aoyama’s A psycholinguistic perspective on Finnish and Japanese prosody: Perception, production and child acquisition of consonantal quantity distinctions. Glot International 7(5), 148-150.

Articles

Aoyama, K. & Davis, B. L. (2016). Nonadjacent consonant sequence patterns in English target words during the first-word period. Journal of Child Language.

Aoyama, K. & Reid, L. A. (2016). The acquisition of quantity contrasts in Guina-ang Bontok. First Language, 36, 570-579.

Aoyama, K., Akbari, C., & Flege, J. E. (2016). Prosodic characteristics of American English in school-age children. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016.

Aoyama, K. & Flege, J. E. (2011). Effects of L2 experience on perception of English /r/ and /l/ by native Japanese speakers. The Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 15(3), 5-13.

Oh, G. E., Guion-Anderson, S., Aoyama, K., Flege, J. E., Akahane-Yamada, R., & Yamada, T. (2011). A longitudinal study of English and Japanese vowel production by Japanese adults and children in an English-speaking setting. Journal of Phonetics, 38, 156-167.

Aoyama, K., Peters, A. M., & Winchester, K. S. (2010). Phonological changes during the transition from one-word to productive word combination. Journal of Child Language, 37, 145-157. [Copy right holder: Cambridge University Press] Download

Harendt, S. E., Aoyama, K., Gustafson, T. J. S., & Sancibrian, S. (2009/2010). Use of Fast ForWord® in regular classroom with students who speak Spanish and English. Texas Journal of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, 32, 46-60.

Guerin, V., & Aoyama, K. (2009). Illustrations of the IPA: Mavea. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 39, 249-262.  [Copy right holder: Cambridge University Press] Download

Dembowski, J. & Aoyama, K. (2009). Acoustic and Kinematic patterns of Japanese stop consonants. Proceedings of the sixteenth international congress on sound and vibration, Krakow, 5-9, July 2009.

Aoyama, K., Guion, S. G., Flege, J. E., Yamada T., & Akahane-Yamada, R. (2008). The first years in an L2-speaking environment: A comparison of Japanese children and adults learning American English. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, 61-90. Download

Flores, L. & Aoyama, K. (2008). A comparison of psychometric performance on four modified Spanish-word-recognition tests. Texas Journal of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, 31, 64-70.

Aoyama, K., & Guion, S. G. (2007). Prosody in second language acquisition: An acoustic analysis on duration and F0 range. In O.-S. Bohn & M. J. Munro (Eds.), The role of language experience in second-language speech learning: In honor of James Emil Flege (pp. 281-297). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Aoyama, K., & Reid, L. A. (2006). Cross-linguistic tendencies and durational contrasts in geminate consonants: an examination of Guinaang Bontok geminates. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 36(2), 145-157. [Copy right holder: Cambridge University Press] Download

Leiwo, Matti, Pirjo Kulju, and Katsura Aoyama (2006). The acquisition of Finnish vowel harmony. In A. Airola & A. Arppe & O. Heinämäki & M. Miestamo & K. Sinnemäki & U. Määttä & J. Niemi & K. K. Pitkänen & M. Suominen (Eds.), A man of measure: Festschrift in the honour of Fred Karlsson on his 60th birthday. Special supplement to SKY Journal of Linguistics, 19, 149-161. Download

Aoyama, K. (2005). Germinates in Guinaang Bontok: Sonority hierarchy and phonetic realization. In H.-C. Liao & C.R.G. Rubino (Eds.), Current issues in Philippine linguistics and anthropology (pp. 269 -281). Manila, Philippines: The Linguistic Society of the Philippines and SIL Philippines.

Aoyama, K., Flege, J. E. , Guion, S. G. , Akahane-Yamada, R., & Yamada, T. (2004). Perceived phonetic distance and L2 learning: The case of Japanese /r/ and English /l/ and /r/. Journal of Phonetics 32(2), 233-250.  Download

Aoyama, K. (2004). Review of “Production of word structures: A constraint-based study on 2;6 years old Finnish children at-risk for dyslexia and their controls” by Pirjo Turunen (2003). Puhe ja Kieli [Speech and language, a journal published in Finland], 24 (3), 168-171. Download

Aoyama, K. (2003). Perception of syllable-initial and syllable-final nasals in English by Korean and Japanese speakers.  Second Language Research 19 (3), 251-265. Download

Aoyama, K., Flege, J. E., Guion, S. G., & Akahane-Yamada, R., & Yamada, T. (2003).  Foreign accent in English words produced by Japanese children and adults.  In M. J. Solé and D. Recasens and J. Romero (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th International congress of phonetic sciences (pp. 3201-3204). Barcelona: Causal productions. Download

Aoyama, K. (2002).  Mora to juushiin: finrandogo to nihongo no juushiin no sanshutsu to chikaku [Mora and geminates: Production and perception of geminates in Finnish and Japanese].  Onin Kenkyuu [Phonological studies] 5, 1-4. Download

Aoyama, K. (2002).  Quantity contrasts in Japanese and Finnish: Differences in adult production and acquisition.  Studies in Language Sciences (2): Papers from the Second Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences, ed. by Yasuhiro Shirai, Harumi Kobayashi, Susanne Miyata, Keiko Nakamura, Tamiko Ogura and Hidetosi Sirai, 121-135.  Tokyo: Kuroshio.  Download (Note: near final version)

Aoyama, K. (2002).  Request strategies at a Japanese workplace.  Proceedings: Selected papers from the third college-wide conference for students in languages, linguistics and literature 1999, ed. by Alana Bell, Jennifer Shoemaker and Gay Sibley, 3-11.  Honolulu: Second Language Teaching & Curriculum Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Download

Aoyama, K. (2001). Geminates and singletons: on “unstretchability” of segments. In B. Palek & O. Fujimura (Eds.), Proceedings of LP’2000: Item order: its variety and linguistic and phonetic consequences (pp. 95-113).Charles University in Prague, The Karolinum Press. Download

Aoyama, K. (2000). The acquisition of the Japanese prosody: Children’s production and perception of the nasal quantity contrast. In E. V. Clark (Ed.), The proceedings of the thirtieth annual Child Language Research Forum (pp. 219-227).  Stanford, CA: CSLI.  Download

Aoyama, K. (2000). Acquiring mora-timing: The case of the Japanese coda nasal.  In M. Nakayama & C. J. Quinn, Jr., Japanese/Korean linguistics 9 (pp. 64-71).  Stanford, CA:CSLI.  Download

Aoyama, K. (1999).  Reanalyzing Japanese coda nasal in Optimality Theory.  In S. J. Hwang, & A. R. Lommel, LACUS Forum XXV (pp. 105-117).  Fullerton, CA: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States. Download

Aoyama, K. (1999).  The acquisition of quantity contrast in nasal consonants: Children's production. University of Hawaii at Manoa Working Papers in Linguistics, 30, 21-30. 

Aoyama, K., Suzuki, T. & Peters, A. M. (Eds.). (1999).  Special edition of Working Papers in Linguistics (Volume 30): Selected papers from Hawaii Language Acquisition Workshop. University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Aoyama, K. (1997).  An NP and OT analysis: Production of nasal phonemes by Japanese speakers. University of Hawaii at Manoa Working Papers in Linguistics 29.1-16.

Grants (funded)

Team mentoring grant (Faculty Writing Group, with Teresa Golden, Kelley King, and Jennifer Way). University of North Texas (2016-2017). 

Team mentoring grant (Faculty Writing Group, with Teresa Golden and Kelley King). University of North Texas (2015-2016).
 

Effects of nonlinear frequency compression on performance of individuals who speak Mandarin Chinese and have hearing loss (PI: Erin Schafer). American Speech-Hearing Foundation grant program for projects on multicultural activities. 

 

Micro-mentoring grant. University of North Texas (2014-2015). 

 

Micro-mentoring grant. University of North Texas (2013-2014).

Developing a resource CD-Rom for teaching Multicultural Issues and for Spanish-speaking populations. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (April 2005).

Prosodic and segmental acquisition in typically-developing infants during the single-word period. TTUHSC School of Allied Health seed grant program (January 2006).        

Changes in child language at the beginning of productive two-word combinations. TTUHSC School of Allied Health seed grant program (January 2006).

Acoustic and kinematic characteristics of Japanese lingual consonants (PI - James Dembowski) TTUHSC School of Allied Health seed grant program (January 2006).                

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Teacher of the Year for the School of Allied Health Sciences (Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences I). TTUHSC Student Senate. April 2011.

Outstanding Teacher of the Year for the School of Allied Health Sciences (Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences I). TTUHSC Student Senate. April 2010.

President's young investigator award, September 2006. TTUHSC.

Member of the Alpha Eta Society (National Honor Society of Allied Health), 2006-.

Included in 61st Diamond Edition of Who’s Who in America, 2007.

Included in 60th Diamond Edition of Who’s Who in America, 2006.

Advancing Academic Research Career (AARC) Award, August 2004.  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  

Research conference travel award, April 2003.  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Postdoctoral Career Enhancement Award, July 2002.  Office of postdoctoral education, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Arts & Sciences Advisory Council Awards, April 2000.University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Graduate Student Organization Grant, September 1999.University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Linguistic Society of America Fellowship, May 1999.

Arts & Sciences Advisory Council Awards, April 1999.University of Hawaii at Manoa. 

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature travel grant, April 1999. University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Graduate Student Organization Grant September 1998. University of Hawaii at Manoa.

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature travel grant, May 1998.University of Hawaii at Manoa. 

Graduate Student Organization travel grant January 1998.University of Hawaii at Manoa.

January 1997 - July 1999, January 2000 - May 2000: Graduate Assistantship, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

August 1996 - July 1999: Tuition Waiver, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

January 1996 - May 1996: Tuition Differential Waiver, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Teaching Experience

Teaching evaluations available upon request

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

AHSL 3323: Language Development

AHSL 3427: Phonetics

AHSL 4344: Multicultural Issues

AHSL 5100: Foundations in Speech-Language Pathology

AHSL 5239: Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders

AHSL 5370: Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology (online course)

AHSL 5339: Research in Speech and Language Sciences

AHSL 8323: Seminar in Language and Culture

 

Ph.D. students

Member on planning committee                    Karen Copple (2004)

                                                                           Leigh Ann Reel (2005)

                                                                           Christina Akbari (2007-2013)

                                                                           Lori Brown (2009-present)

                                                                           Kari Sutulic (2009-2010)

                                                                           Diana Petroi (2009-2011)

                                                                           Eliza Tsai-Lin (music, 2010-2011)

 

Master's thesis committee

Chair:                    Kimberly Winchester (2003-2005)

                              Shaunda Eady (2005-2006)

                              Melanie Mallory (2009-2010)

Co-Chair:             Jamie Hernandez (2005-2006)

Member:               Melissa Whitaker (2002-2004)

                              Janice Tibboel (2003-2005)

                              Christine Zens (2004-2005)

                              Adrianne Head (2003-2004)

                  Lindi Bell (2004-2006)

                  Breanne Rochester (2009-2011)

 

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Fall 1997-Spring 1999, Spring 2000 (5 semesters total)

Teaching graduate assistant, Linguistics 102: Introduction to the Study of Language

Spring 1997

Assistant, Linguistics 102: Introduction to the Study of Language

Academic and Professional Service

Opponent

Ph.D. dissertation by Pirjo Turunen, entitled “Production of word structures: A constraint-based study on 2;6 years old Finnish children at-risk for dyslexia and their controls”. Department of Languages, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (January, 2003).

 

External evaluator

Ph.D. dissertation by Jonáš Podlipsky, entitled “Reevaluating perceptual cues: Native and non-native perception of Czech vowel quantity”. The Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (November 2009).

 

Ph.D. qualifying paper by Grace E. Oh, entitled “A longitudinal study of English and Japanese vowel production by Japanese adults and children in an English-immersion setting”. Linguistics Department, University of Oregon (November 2009).

Ph.D. dissertation by Sari Ylinen, entitled “Cortical representations for phonological quantity:” Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland (June, 2006)

 

Ad hoc Reviewer

American Journal of Speech Language Pathology

International review of Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching

Japanese Society of Language Sciences
Journal of Child Language

Journal of International Phonetic Association

Journal of Phonetics
Journal of Memory and Language

Journal of Second Language (published in Japan)

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

Language and Speech

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Cengage Publishing (textbook review, 2010)

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (Program review)

National Science Foundation

Conferences/Workshops

Session chair (Session 5a, Phonetics/Phonology Interface), the 34th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. October 8, 2005. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

Session chair (Session 2pSCa, cross linguistics issues), the 146th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. November 11, 2003. Austin, TX .

Co-organizer: Language Acquisition Workshop 2000. February 5, 2000.  University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Co-organizer: Language Acquisition Workshop, January 30, 1999. University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Conference committee member: the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association. March 27-29,  1998. University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Co-chair of organizing committee: the Second College-wide Language, Linguistics and Literature Conference, March 7, 1998, at the Unviersity of Hawaii at Manoa.

 

Other service

September 2016- present. Chair, Scholarship Committee, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.

September 2015- present. Member, Executive Board. Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.

September 2006-2010. Member, Culturally Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Task Force, Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

August 2005. Member, Phonological and Articulatory Processes in Children section the SLP Program Committee for the 2006 ASHA Convention.

August 1997 - December 1998: Coordinator, Departmental Tuesday seminar, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Linguistics.

January 1998 - May 1998: President, Linguistic Society of Hawaii.

August 1997 - December 1997: Vice-president, Linguistic Society of Hawaii.

Selected presentations

Research in second language acquisition: Clinical implications for Japanese accent modification (with James Dembowski). To be presented at the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, March 10, 2012. San Antonio, TX.

Vowel epenthesis in cluster onsets by Persian speakers of English (with Christina Akbari). Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, November 17, 2011. San Diego, CA.

A longitudinal study of English and Japanese vowel production by Japanese adults and children in an English-speaking setting (with Grace E. Oh, Susan G. Guion-Anderson, James E. Flege, Reiko Akahane-Yamada, and Tsuneo Yamada). Poster presented at the Acoustical Society of America, October 30, 2009. San Antonio, TX.

Acoustic and Kinematic patterns of Japanese stop consonants (with James Dembowski). To presented at the sixteenth international congress on sound and vibration, Krakow, Poland, July 5-9, 2009.

Rhythmic and durational measures of speech in English-speaking school-age children (with Christina Akbari). Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, November 21, 2008. Chicago, IL.

Acoustic differences in Japanese and English velar stops (with James Dembowski). Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, November 20, 2008. Chicago, IL.

Rhythmic and durational measures of speech in English-speaking school-age children (with Christina Akbari). Poster presented at the 11th International Association of the Study of Child Language (IASCL) conference. July 31, 2008. Edinburgh, U.K.

Mathematical treatment of context effects in perception of synthetic speech (with Jamie Hernandez, Rajinder Koul and Steven Zupancic). Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, November 15, 2007. Boston, MA.

Acoustic variability in Japanese voiced velar stops (with James Dembowski). Presented at the 27th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, August 5-9, 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The acquisition of Finnish vowel harmony (with Matti Leiwo and Pirjo Kulju). Paper presented at Child Phonology, June 22-23, 2007. Seattle, WA.

Resource CD-Roms for teaching Multicultural Issues and for Spanish-speaking populations (with Lisa Flores, Amy King, Xrisanthi Cordova, Shaunda Eady, Kristin Scull). Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. November 16, 2006. Miami, FL. 

Habla Español? Resources for clinicians working with Spanish populations (with Lisa Flores, Shaunda Eady, Xrisanthi Cordova, Amy King, Kristin Scull). Paper presented at the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association. March 23, 2006. Grapevine, TX.

Duration and length: Three languages and first- and second-language acquisition. Invited guest talk. August 4, 2005. Workshop on “Duration and length”. Department of Languages (Kielen laitos), University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Phonological changes in syllable duration and filler syllables in early child language (with Kimberly Winchester). July 26, 2005. Poster presented at the Xth International Congress of the Study of Child Language. Berlin, Germany.

Prosodic characteristics of infants’ speech during the single-word period (with Barbara L. Davis). July 26, 2005. Poster presented at the Xth International Congress of the Study of Child Language. Berlin, Germany.

Prosody in second language acquisition: Acoustic analyses of duration and F0 range (with Susan Guion). May 14, 2005 . Vancouver , Canada . Workshop on speech perception. Acoustical Society of America .

Validity of commercially available Spanish-word tests (with Anna Regald, Amyn Amlani, Lisa Flores, Brenda Fields). April 1, 2005 . Poster presented at the American Academy of Audiology, Washington , DC .

The development of stress patterns in English: A case study (with Kimberly Winchester). Paper presented at the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association. April 1, 2005 . Austin , TX .

The acquisition of prosody in typically-developing children at single-word stage (with Barbara Davis). Paper presented at the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association. March 31, 2005 . Austin , TX .

Cross-linguistic preference and the phonetics of geminates: Place of articulation and duration of phonologically short and long consonants in Guinaang Bontok.  Poster presented at the Acoustical Society of America, November 11, 2003.  Austin, TX.

Foreign accent in English words produced by Japanese children and adults.  Poster presented at International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (Co-presented with James E. Flege, Susan G. Guion, Reiko Akahane-Yamada, Tsuneo Yamada), August 9, 2003.  Barcelona, Spain.

Acoustic analysis on geminate consonants in Guinaang Bontok March 29, 2003.  Austronesian Formal Linguistic Association, Honolulu, HI.

Perception and production of English consonants by Japanese adults and children: A longitudinal study.  December 20, 2002. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil.

Perceptual assimilation patterns and the perception of English /l/ and /r/ by Japanese speakers. Poster presented at the Acoustical Society of America, December 5, 2002. Cancun, Mexico.

Filler syllables, effort, and phonological development: precursors to morphosyntactic production.  International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), the 9th international congress (co-presented with Ann Peters).  July 19, 2002, Madison, Wisconsin.

Japanese adults' and children's production and perception of English fricatives: A longitudinal study. Poster presented at the Acoustical Society of America (co-presented with Susan Guion, Tsuneo Yamada, Reiko Akahane-Yamada). June 4, 2002.  Pittsburgh, Philadelphia.

Adult-child differences in sentence duration and pitch range.  Child Phonology Conference (co-presented with Susan Guion). May 3, 2002, Wichita, Kansas.

An acoustic analysis of L2 prosody: The case of Japanese speakers of English.  In "Phonological acquisition in the multilingual context" at the Annual Conference of the German Association of Linguistics (DGfS), February 27, 2002.  University of Mannheim, Germany.

Japanese adults and children's production and perception of English consonants: A longitudinal study.  Poster presented at the Acoustical Society of America, December 4, 2001.  (Co-presented with James E. Flege, Susan G. Guion, Tsuneo Yamada and Reiko Akahane-Yamada)  Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Non-native English syllable-duration and stress contrasts.  The fall South American Modern Language Association conference, November 9, 2001.  Atlanta, Georgia.

Mora and geminates: production and perception in Finnish and Japanese. Phonology Forum, August 27, 2001. Chiba University, Japan.

Prosody of adult English and unglossable filler syllables in early language development.  Poster co-presented with Ann Peters, Prosody in Processing, July 6, 2001.  University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.

"Iambic bias" and one role for filler syllables in early prosodic development (co-presented with Ann Peters). April 28, 2001.  Child phonology conference.  Boston, Massachusetts.

Geminates and singletons: On "unstretchability" of single segments. August 22, 2000.  LP 2000 Item order: its variety and linguistic and phonetic consequences.  Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Quantity contrast in Japanese and Finnish: Differences in adult production and acquisition.  August 4, 2000. The second conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS 2000). Kyoto, Japan.

Quantity contrasts: Production, perception and frequency in Finnish and Japanese. June 29, 2000. Poster presented at Laboratory Phonology 7, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Production and perception of length contrasts in child Finnish and Japanese.  June 9, 2000.  Child phonology. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The acquisition of Japanese prosody: Child's production and perception of the mora nasal. August 2, 1999.  The 9th Japanese Korean conference. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Nene or Nenne?: Acquisition of the mora nasal. July 13, 1999. Poster presented at the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), the 8th international congress. Donostia-San Sebastian, Basque country/Spain.

How do you make it different?: Strategies in making nasal quantity contrast. July 9, 1999. Twentieth Child Phonology Conference. University of Wales, Bangor, UK.

The acquisition of the Japanese prosody: Child's production and perception of the nasal quantity contrast. April 10, 1999. Poster presented at the Child Language Research Forum (CLRF), Stanford University, Stanford, California.

Perception of English nasal phonemes and Korean/Japanese ESL learners. October 17, 1998. Second Language Research Forum (SLRF). University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Reanalyzing Japanese coda nasal in Optimality Theory. July 30, 1998. The twenty-fifth Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS) Forum. Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California.

Production of English nasal phonemes by Japanese speakers. January 31, 1998. Languaging: The tenth annual conference on Linguistics and literature. University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.

Certifications

Certified for teaching Japanese to high school students at Japanese high schools; Kansai University, Osaka
Certified for teaching Japanese as a second/ foreign language (correspondence course); Alc. Co., Tokyo.

Professional Affiliations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2005- present

Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA), 2005- present

International Phonetic Association, 2003- present

Acoustical Society of America, 2002 - present

International Association of the Study of Child Language, 1999-2008

Phonetic Society of Japan, 2001 - 2003
South American Modern Language Association, 2001 - 2002

Japanese Society of Language Science, 2000- 2001
Linguistics Association of Canada and United States, 1998-1999
Linguistic Society of America, 1997-1998

Other Activities

Translation/Interpretation (volunteer and temporary basis)
January 2010: translator (Japanese to English) for Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Lubbock, Texas
May 2002: translator (Japanese to English) for Medicus Publishers.  Osaka, Japan.
October 2001: translator (English to Japanese) for Bank of Alabama.  Birmingham, Alabama.
August 2001: interpreter (English/Japanese).  University of Alabama at Birmingham.
June -July 2001: interpreter (English/Japanese).  University of Alabama at Birmingham (University hospital).