The 28th Annual Convention (2014)

The Twenty-Eighth General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan
Host The Phonetic Society of Japan
Venue Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Koganei Campus, Lecture Hall Building for Faculty of Engineering
Address: 2-24-16 Naka-cho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo, 184-8588 (
Organizer Yasuko MISONO (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)

Overall Schedule

Day 1: Saturday, September 27th
Venue Lecture Hall Building for Faculty of Engineering (L0011~L0013, L0017)
12:00- Registration
13:00-14:40 Oral presentations
14:40-14:50 Coffee break
14:50-15:50 Poster presentations
15:50-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:40 Oral presentations
18:00-20:00 Welcome party (Ellipse, 140th anniversary memorial hall)
Day 2: Sunday, September 28th
Venue Lecture Hall Building for Faculty of Engineering (L0026)
9:30- Registration (only those who have not registered on Day 1)
10:00-12:00 Workshop
“Studies of voiced geminates: Focusing on dialectal variations and stylistic differences”
  • Organizer: Toshio MATSUURA (Hokusei Gakuen University)
  • Moderator: Michinao MATSUI (Osaka Health Science University)
  • Presenters:
    • Toshio MATSUURA (Hokusei Gakuen University)
    • Mieko TAKADA (Aichi Gakuin University)
    • Michinao MATSUI (Osaka Health Science University)
    • Shigeto KAWAHARA (Keio University)
  • Commentator:Hiroaki KATO (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
  • Welcome speech (Hirokazu SATO, President, Phonetic Society of Japan)
  • Welcome speech by university (Masaomi TSUTSUMI, Trustee, Vice-President for Public Relations and International Affairs, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
  • General Assembly
  • Award ceremony (Best Paper Award, Best Presentation Award, Encouragement Award)
13:50-16:00 Public lectures “Communication Without Speech”
  • Daisuke Hara (Toyota Technological Institute)
    “Phonotactics in Japanese Sign Language”
  • Robert E. Johnson (Gallaudet University)
    “Sequence and Segment in Signed Languages”
  • Mihoko Kato (Toyohashi Univertsity of Technology)
    “Sign Language in Japan”
16:00 Closing
Each oral presentation has a 30 minute time slot (25 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for discussion). Presenters may spend 20 minutes on presentation and 10 minutes on discussion if they wish to spend more time on discussion. There is a 5 minute break between presentations for preparing for the next presentation, but it will not be used to extend the previous discussion. Please follow the chairperson’s instructions to be on time.
Poster session is 60 minutes. Please put up your posters on your designated poster board by the time session begins. Posters with odd ID numbers will present in the first 45 minutes of the session, and those with even ID numbers will present in the latter 45 minutes. Presenters may stand in front of their posters for the full 60 minute session, or only for the designated 45 minutes. Poster board size is 180cm high and 120cm wide. Each presenter will be given a pointer and a roll of tape for putting up their posters. Please give sufficient consideration to the adjacent presenters (e.g. use headphones to demonstrate sounds to the audience). There will be no power supply in the conference room.

Presentation Program (September 27th)

Presenters with underline are eligible presenters for Best Presentation Award. The awarding ceremony for this year’s Best Presentation Award will be on Day 2 (September 28th) after the general assembly. Candidates are expected to attend the general assembly.
Abstracts (PDF format)
Oral presentations: 13:00 – 14:40, 16:00 – 17:40
Conference Room A (Lecture Hall Building for Faculty of Engineering, L0011)
Chairperson: Tetsuo NITTA, Toshio MATSUURA
Three-pattern accent system of the Kitagata Dialect in Awara City, Fukui Prefecture
Kohei MATSUKURA(Graduate School, University of Tokyo)
Accent of Noun in the Suzuka City Dialect of Mie Prefecture
Haruka TAKEUCHI(Graduate School, Kokugakuin University)
Initial consonant-clusters of the Yura dialect in Awaji-shima
Kohei NAKAZAWA(Graduate School, University of Tokyo)
  Coffee break & Poster session
Chairperson: Masahiko KOMATSU, Hideki ZAMMA
A Comparison of Intermediate and High Proficient Learners of English on Listening Comprehension: From the Perspective of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Processing
Aiko FURUYA(Graduate School, Kansai University)
Prolongations in L1 oral picture description tasks
Tomoko HORI (Tokyo National College of Technology), Yoko MORI (Doshisha University)
Reconsideration of mora-timing
Takashi OTAKE (E-Listening Laboratory)
Oral presentations: 13:00 – 14:40, 16:00 – 17:40
Conference Room B (Lecture Hall Building for Faculty of Engineering, L0012)
Chairperson: Yoshio SAITO, Keiichi TAJIMA
Closed Syllable Vowel Shortening in Korean
JEON, MIJU (Hitotsubashi University), Kikuo MAEKAWA (NINJAL)
VOT differences of Korean word-initial stops in age, gender, speech style, and speech rate
Hi-Gyung BYUN (Akita International University)
Comparison of the frequency of stutters' blocks between shadowing and repeating
A Rongna, Naomi SAKAI, Koichi MORI (National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities)
  Coffee break & Poster session
Chairperson: Hiroaki KATO, Michinao MATSUI
Acoustic analysis from the results of a perception survey of paralinguistic information: Targeted on foreign Japanese learners
Mi JEONG (Graduate School, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Pre-aspiration and experimental phonetics: Is pre-aspiration harder to hear than post-aspiration?
Yuji SHIMBO(Graduate School, Chiba University)
The Effect of Stop and Fricative Consonants on Perception of the Following Vowels: Comparative Study of Native Japanese Speakers and Native English Speakers
Tamami KATAYAMA (Prefectural University of Hiroshima)
Oral presentations: 13:00 – 14:40, 16:00 – 17:40
Conference Room C (Lecture Hall Building for Faculty of Engineering, L0013)
Chairperson: Shunyaku SHU, Shin’ichi TANAKA
The impact of short-term study abroad experience on VOT and pitch span of Mandarin words produced by Japanese learners
Haruka SAITO (Waseda University), Aiko NISHIMIYA (Graduate School, Waseda University)
Intonation of Chinese Syntactically Ambiguous Sentences
Ruoxing ZHANG (Graduate School, Osaka University)
Linguistic factors affecting production of vowel devoicing in Japanese by native Chinese and Mongolian speaker
Sudiya (Graduate School, Nagoya University)
  Coffee break & Poster session
Chairperson: Takako TODA, Mafuyu KITAHARA
Effects of Syllable Positions and Accent Patterns on Vowel Length Perception in Mandarin Chinese Speaking Learners of Japanese
Michiyo KURIHARA (Kokushikan University)
Ease of Acquisition of Geminate Consonants in Native Speakers of Chinese Dialects with “RUSHENG Tone” —A Case Study of Cantonese Speakers—
LinSheng ZHANG (Osaka Prefecture University), Yongliang LIU (Graduate School, Tokyo Metropolitan University), Yingchun SHI (Osaka Prefecture University)
The Effect of the Duration of the Preceding/Following Vowel on the Japanese Geminate Stop: On the Basis of the Data of Cantonese Native Speakers
Wen GUI (Graduate School, Tsukuba University)
Poster presentations: 14:50 – 15:50
Conference Room D (Lecture Hall Building for Faculty of Engineering, L0017)
Chairperson: Yasuo IWAI, Timothy VANCE
P1 The effect of pitch variation on perception of Japanese pitch accent by L2 learners of Japanese
Sirikanerat THANASAK (Graduate School, Tohoku University), Natsue SUGAYA (Tohoku University)
P2 On the perceptual cues to voicing of Japanese consonants using irregular synthesis sounds
Michinao MATSUI (Osaka Health Science University)
P3 Prosody of modal particles expressing rebuttal in German speech
Miki IKOMA (Waseda University)
P4 Types of phrase final intonation extension in Korean Japanese learners
Youjin KIM (Graduate School, Tsukuba University)
P5 Perception of Stop Consonants by Chinese Learners of Japanese: Relation to Position, Following Vowel and Accent types
Yiching LIU (Graduate School, Kobe University)
P6 The Development of the Common Japanese Framework of Reference for English Sounds: Global Scale
Akiyo JOUTO (Prefectural University of Hiroshima), Yuri NISHIO (Gifu Pharmaceutical University)
P7 Experimental investigation of the definition of reference accent distance between speakers toward automatic accent clustering of speakers of World Englishes
Tianze Shi (Tsinghua University, University of Tokyo), Shun Kasahara, Nobuaki Minematsu, Daisuke Saito, Keikichi Hirose (University of Tokyo)
P8 Schwa in Armenian: Schwa as constructor of syllable
Astghik Movsisyan (Graduate School, Nagoya University)