TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences

Katsura Aoyama Ph.D.

Associate Professor

EDUCATION

1995 Bachelor of Arts: Japanese Philology - Kansai University, Osaka, Japan

1997 Master of Arts: Linguistics - University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI

2000 Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics - University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BOOK:

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

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

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

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

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.

Leiwo, M., Kulju, P., & Aoyama, K. (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.

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 (IRAL), 46, 61-90.

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

Guerin, V., & Aoyama, K. (2009). Illustrations of the IPA: Mavea. Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 39, 249-262.

Aoyama, K., Peters, A. M., & Winchester, K. S. (in press). Phonological changes during the transition from one-word to productive word combination. Journal of Child Language.

Eady, S.,Aoyama, K., Gustafson, T.J.S., & Sancibrian, S. (in-press). Use of Fast ForWord® in regular classroom with students who speak Spanish and English.  TEJAS: Texas Journal of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

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.

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. TEJAS: Texas Journal of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, 32, 46-60.

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

BOOK CHAPTERS:

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. (2005). Geminates 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. 

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