2−15−45 Mita, Minato-ku
Tokyo, JAPAN 108-8345, JAPAN

email:kawahara_at_icl.keio.ac.jp
phone:+81-3-5427-1455

About Me

Current academic affiliations & positions

  • The Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies at Keio University, Associate Professor.

  • A founding and current board member of ICU Linguistics.

  • An area editor of Linguistic Vanguard (Mouton).
  • A section editor of Open Linguistics (de Gruyter Open).

  • The project leader for the Phonetic Society of Japan, the young scholar network for the Science Council of Japan.

  • Editorial board member of Phonetica.
  • Editorial board member of Phonology.
  • Editorial board member of Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.
  • Editorial board member of the Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan (音声研究).

    Erdös number: 5 (Kawahara<=Potts<=Pullum<=Kornai<=Tuza<=Erdös)


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    Research Interests

  • Phonetics and phonology of voicing and geminates
  • Influence of phonetics on phonology
  • The quality of phonological data
  • Phonological judgments
  • Online experiments for linguistic research
  • Speech-perception and its relation to phonology
  • Accent and intonation
  • Sound symbolism
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    Current (and Recent) Projects

  • Two book projects, which should keep me occupied for a while: (1) An introductory phonetics book in (not *on*) Japanese (published by Iwanami Publisher), which is now at its "promo" stage; (2) a book on the phonetics and phonology of Japanese (to be published by Cambridge University Press).

  • Studying lingual articulation of devoiced vowels with EMA (with Jason Shaw)
  • Using information theory for phonological and phonetic analyses (with Jason Shaw and Beth Hume)
  • Articulation of geminates in Japanese (w/ Michinao Matsui and Jason Shaw)
  • Applying Finite Element Method to analyze airflow in 3-D vocal tract (with Mutsuto Kawahara and RCCM)
  • Phonological judgment experiments
  • Phonetics and phonology of geminates (and long vowels) (w/ Aaron Braver)
  • Perception of duration
  • Corpus-based studies of geminate devoicing in Japanese (w/ Shinichiro Sano)
  • Thinking about rendaku experimentally (w/ Shinichiro Sano) and otherwise (w/ Tim Vance)
  • Articulatory correlates of metrical phrasing in English and Japanese (w/ Donna Erisckson)
  • Using EMA to explore the phonetics of Japanese (w/ Donna Erisckson and Atsuo Suemitsu)
  • Accent and intonation in East Asian languages (partly w/ Yurie Hara)
  • An experimental and corpus-based approach to Japanese puns (w/ Kazuko Shinohara)
  • The interaction of linguistic knowledge and speech perception (and the lack thereof) (w/ John Kingston)
  • The phonetics of understudied languages (w/ Seunghun Lee and Sang-im Lee)
  • Sound symbolism (w/ Kazuko Shinohara and others)
  • Other projects that students are interested in (as long as I can help with them).

  • Assisting the Myvoice Project
  • Development and maintenance of the ICU Linguistics website (w/ Seunghun Lee)
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