Kawahara, Shigeto

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Affiliation

Research Centers and Institutes, The Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies (Mita)

Position

Associate Professor

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  • I received BA in Liberal Arts from International Christianity University in 2002 and PhD in Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2007. I taught at the University of Georgia for one year and moved to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. I stayed there for five years, serving as the director of the phonetics laboratory there. I moved to the Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic studies starting June 2013. Associate editor: Phonology, Language and Linguistic Compass. Editorial board: Phonetica; Natural Language and Linguistic Theory (NLLT); Phonological Data and Analysis; Languages

Career 【 Display / hide

  • 2008
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    2013

    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the linguistics department, Assistant Professor

  • 2009
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    2013

    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Graduate faculty in the psychology department

  • 2011
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    2013

    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCs)

  • 2012.01
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    2012.02

    International Christian University, JICUF Visiting Scholar

  • 2007
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    2008

    University of Georgia, Assistant Professor

Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 2002
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    2007.09

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    U.S.A, Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

  • 2006

    University of Tromsø

    Norway, Graduate School

  • 1998.04
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    2002.03

    International Christian University

    Japan, University, Graduated

  • 2000
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    2001

    University of California, Santa Cruz

    U.S.A, University

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • Ph.D. (Linguistics), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Coursework, 2007.09

    The Emergence of Phonetic Naturalness

  • 教養学士, 国際基督教大学, 2002.03

    Similarity among Variants: Output-Variant Correspondence

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Linguistics (Phonetics)

  • Linguistics (phonology)

  • Cultural anthropology (onomastics)

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • phonetics, phonology, laboratory phonology

Research Themes 【 Display / hide

  • 濁音と促音の知覚・音韻, 

    2005.09
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  • 実験音韻論の手法, 

    2011.09
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    Present

  • 医療福祉音声学, 

    2013.09
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    Present

  • Linguistics and information theory, 

    2015.06
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    Present

  • Bayesian references in linguistic behavior, 

    2015.06
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  • IPAカード:楽しく学ぶ国際音声記号

    川原繁人、平田佐智子、桃生朋子, 2020

  • ICU Working Papers in Linguistics VII: Festschrift for Professor Tomoyuki Yoshida on his 60th Birthday

    Yurie Hara, Shigeto Kawahara, Seunghun Lee, 2019

  • Hana-bana: A festschrift for Junko Ito and Armin Mester

    Bennett, Ryan, Andrew, Angeles, Adrian Brasoveanu, Dhyana Buckley, Shigeto Kawahara, Grant McGuire & Jaye Padgett, 2018.12

  • The role of predictability in shaping human language sound patterns.

    Jason Shaw & Shigeto Kawahara, 2018.10

  • ビジュアル音声学

    KAWAHARA Shigeto, 三省堂, 2018.06

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Papers 【 Display / hide

  • Testing MaxEnt with sound symbolism: A stripy wug-shaped curve in Japanese Pokemon names

    Shigeto Kawahara

    Language (LSA)   2021.12

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Accepted

  • Bouba and kiki across the globe: Evidence for crossmodal correspondence in speakers of 25 different languages

    Cwiek, Aleksandra et al. (7th among 22 authors)

    Philosophical Transactions B.  2021.10

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Accepted

  • The diachronic origins on Lyman’s Law: Evidence from phonetics, dialectology, and philology

    Vance, Timothy, Shigeto Kawahara and Mizuki Miyashita

    Phonology  2021.09

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Accepted

  • More on the articulation of devoiced [u] in Tokyo Japanese: Effects of surrounding consonants

    Phonetica  2021.09

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Accepted

  • English Speakers Can Infer Pokémon Types Based on Sound Symbolism

    Kawahara S., Godoy M.C., Kumagai G.

    Frontiers in Psychology (Frontiers in Psychology)  12 2021.07

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    Sound symbolism, systematic associations between sounds and meanings, is receiving increasing attention in linguistics, psychology and related disciplines. One general question that is currently explored in this research is what sorts of semantic properties can be symbolically represented. Against this background, within the general research paradigm which explores the nature of sound symbolism using Pokémon names, several recent studies have shown that Japanese speakers associate certain classes of sounds with notions that are as complex as Pokémon types. Specifically, Japanese speakers associate (1) sibilants with the flying type, (2) voiced obstruents with the dark type, and (3) labial consonants with the fairy type. These sound symbolic effects arguably have their roots in the phonetic properties of the sounds at issue, and hence are not expected to be specific to Japanese. The current study thus addressed the question whether these sound symbolic associations hold with native speakers of English. Two experiments show that these sound symbolic patterns were very robustly observed when the stimuli were presented in pairs; when the stimuli were presented in isolation, the effects were also tangible, although not as robust. We conclude that English speakers can associate certain types of sounds with particular Pokémon types, with an important caveat that we observed a clear task effect. Overall the current results lend some credibility to the hypothesis that those attributes that play a role in Pokémons' survival are actively signaled by sound symbolism.

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

  • Does Lyman’s Law count?

    Shigeto Kawahara and Gakuji Kumagai

    Workshop accompanying Japanese/Korean Linguistics, 2021.10, Oral Presentation(guest/special)

  • Token frequency in the grammar: A wug-test of Voiced Velar Nasalization in Japanese

    Kawahara, Shigeto, Canaan Breiss & Hironori Katsuda

    Annual Meeting of Phonology, 2021.10, Oral Presentation(general)

  • 機械学習を用いたポケモン名における音象徴の分析:ランダムフォレスト を用いて

    川原繁人

    日本音声学会, 2021.09, Oral Presentation(general)

  • マイボイス: 言語学と医療の接点の一例として

    川原繁人

    日本言語学会, 2021.06, Oral Presentation(key)

  • Pokemonastics: what we are doing and why we are doing it

    Shigeto Kawahara

    University of College London, Colloquium, 2021.05, Oral Presentation(key)

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Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • アジアと欧米:コミュニケーションの文化差から言語の獲得過程を探る

    2020.04
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    Present

    特別推進研究

  • 音声科学に基づく英語発音指導教材の開発と整理 — MRI動画と音声記号カード

    2019.04
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    2020.03

    学事振興資金個人研究

  • 実験音韻論と脳遺伝学に基づく潜在的な読字困難の指標化

    2018.04
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    2021.03

    科学研究費基盤研究

  • 言語獲得初期における階層性学習と意図共有の脳内横構

    2018.04
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    2019.03

    科学研究費新学術領域研究 共創言語進化

  • 宮古語池間方言と八重山語波照間方言における無声鼻音の研究

    2017.04
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    Present

    鹿島学術振興財団, No Setting, Co-investigator

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Awards 【 Display / hide

  • 日本音声学会学術研究奨励賞

    2016.03, 日本音声学会, マイボイス:難病患者様の失われる声を救う

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  • 2015年度日本音声学会学術研究奨励賞

    2016.03, 日本音声学会, マイボイス:難病患者様の失われる声を救う

    Type of Award: Other Awards

  • JICUF Scholarship Award

    2012.01, Japan ICU Foundation

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    Two is too much: Two is too much: [p]-driven geminate devoicing in Japanese. In Phonological
    Society of Japan (ed.) Phonological Studies 18. Tokyo: Kaitakusha

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    Testing Rosen’s Rule and Strong Lyman’s Law. NINJAL Research Papers 7: 111-120.

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    マイボイス:言語学が失われる声を救うために. In Phonological Society of Japan (ed.) Phonological Studies 18. Tokyo: Kaitakusha

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    音象徴の普遍性: 大きさのイメーシを基に. 篠原和子、宇野良
    子(編) オノマトヘ研究の射程: 近づく音と意味. 東京:ひつじ書房, pp. 43-57.

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    The phonetics of Japanese maid voice I: A preliminary study. In
    Phonological Society of Japan (ed.) Phonological Studies 16. Tokyo: Kaitakusha. pp.19-28.

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Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • ADVANCED STUDIES IN LINGUISTICS 12

    2021

  • ADVANCED STUDIES IN LINGUISTICS 11

    2021

  • ADVANCED STUDIES IN LINGUISTICS 12

    2020

  • ADVANCED STUDIES IN LINGUISTICS 11

    2020

  • ADVANCED STUDIES IN LINGUISTICS 12

    2019

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Courses Previously Taught 【 Display / hide

  • 言語学セミナー

    関西学院大学, 2018

  • 言語学特殊

    慶應義塾大学, 2018

  • Acoustic phonetics

    ICU, 2018

  • Phonetics

    Rutgers University, 2018

  • Topics in phonology

    Rutgers University, 2018

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Educational Activities and Special Notes 【 Display / hide

  • 川原繁人の音声学入門

    2020.04
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    Present

    , Development of Textbook and Teaching Material

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    Youtubeで無料公開しているオンライン教材

  • ビジュアル音声学

    2018.06

    , Development of Textbook and Teaching Material

  • IPAカード:楽しく学ぶ国際音声記号

    2018.04
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    Present

    , Development of Textbook and Teaching Material

  • 「あ」は「い」より大きい!?:音象徴で学ぶ音声学入門

    2017.11

    , Development of Textbook and Teaching Material

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  • 音とことばのふしぎな世界(岩波サイエンスライブラリー)

    2015.11

    , Development of Textbook and Teaching Material

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Social Activities 【 Display / hide

  • アフター6ジャンクション

    2021.09
  • 朝日新聞

    朝日新聞

    2021.06
  • 多田しげおの気分爽快 朝からP.O.N

    2020.04
  • ろんぶ〜ん

    Eテレ

    2020.01
  • 日本人のおなまえ!

    2019.09

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Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • Association of Laboratory Phonology, 

    2020.04
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  • Linguistic Society of America, 

    2020.04
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  • 日本音響学会

     
  • 日本音韻論学会

     
  • 日本音声学会