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Call for Oral/Poster Presentations for the 32nd General Meeting of PSJ

The information of the 32nd General Meeting is as follows.
Date: Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, September 16, 2018
Location: Okinawa International University
Organizer: Ken Nakamoto (University of the Ryukyus)

Submissions for oral/poster presentations (both to be held in the afternoon of Day 1) and workshop proposals (morning of Day 2) are now open. Please read the submission guidelines carefully and submit your oral/poster presentation proposals through our electronic submission page.

Call for oral/poster presentations

Please submit your proposals through the following website.
Submissions should be sent in both PDF and MS Word formats (or text file).

◆Submission system website◆
https://iap-jp.org/psj/conf32/login/

The deadline:Monday, June 11th, 2018.
  • You will receive a confirmation e-mail after your submission
  • If you do not receive your confirmation e-mail, your submission may be incomplete or your registered e-mail address may be incorrect.
  • Please contact the Meeting Helpdesk before June 13th if any other troubles occur.
◆Phonetic Society of Japan, General Meeting Helpdesk◆
E-mail:psj-desk@bunken.co.jp

Information necessary for submission

  • Names and affiliations of all presenters (Japanese and English)
    • Affliation for graduate students should be “XX University, Graduate School of XX)
  • Presentation style (oral/poster)
  • Target language (please choose from the following)
    • Japanese (standard/Tokyo dialect), Japanese (other dialects), Japanese education, English/English education, Korean/Korean education, Chinese/Chinese education, Others
  • Area of research (please choose from the following)
    • Vowels, consonants, accent/tone, intonation, rhythm, others
  • Language of presentation (Japanese/English)
  • Title of presentation (Japanese)
  • Title of presentation (English)
  • Abstract
    • 800 Japanese characters or 300 English words
    • Please submit your abstract in MS-Word (or textfile or TeX) and PDF in A4-size, and upload both files through the online submission system.
    • Please download the MS-Word format from: http://www.psj.gr.jp/jpn/downloads
  • Whether your submission would like to be considered for Outstanding Article Award.(Yes/No)

Guideline for submission

  1. The presenter must be a member of the Phonetics Society of Japan.
    Non-members may submit if the first author is a member.
    First authors must be members at time of submission.
    Please check whether the first author has paid the annual membership fee for this year at the time of submission.
    Submission may be cancelled if unpaid by the submission deadline.

    Please see http://www.psj.gr.jp/jpn/membership for details.

  2. Only one submission (oral or poster) is permitted as the first author.
  3. If the first author is eligible for consideration or Outstanding Article Award (either he/she is a graduate student or younger than 41 years old as of September 15th, 2018), please let us know whether your submission would like to be considered for the award
  4. Papers submitted to or scheduled to be submitted to other conferences will not be accepted.
  5. The abstract should include results available at the time of submission.
    Papers with only experiment plans will not be accepted.
  6. Applicants may choose the presentation form (oral or poster), but if you put a check on the “open to change”, the final decision will be made by the committee.
  7. Notification of acceptance will be sent around June 27th, 2018.
    If accepted, please submit the full paper in PDF format by Wednesday, July 30th, 2018 via the online submission system.
    Late submission may not be published on the website.
    Please note that the paper will be uploaded to the website as is.
  8. Format of papers are the same for oral and poster presentations. (less than 6 pages in A4 sized paper)
  9. Languages used for presentations are limited to Japanese and English.
    Please write the title and abstract in the same language.
    If accepted, please write the paper in the language specified at the time of submission, and give your presentation in that language.
  10. Distribution of additional materials on the day of presentation is prohibited.
  11. Papers will be made public on the PSJ website before the conference dates. We do not provide hard copies.
  12. Abstracts will be published in the Journal of Phonetic Society of Japan after the conference.
  13. Details of poster presentations, including poster size, will be announced shortly.
  14. Revisions will not be accepted after submission.
(Planning Committee) 

Program for the 31st General Meeting

The Thirty-First General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan
The Thirty-First General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan
Host: The Phonetic Society of Japan
Venue: Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8654
(http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/400020145.pdf)
Organizer: Nobuaki Minematsu (The University of Tokyo)

Overall Schedule

Day 1: Saturday, September 30
Venue: Building 2, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
12:00- Registration(Conference Room 2, 3rd Floor)
13:00-14:40 Research presentation (Oral, 4th Floor 242~245)
14:40-14:50 Break
14:50-16:10 Research presentation (Poster, 3rd floor, Conference Room 1)
16:10-16:20 Break
16:20-18:00 Research presentation (Poster, 4th floor, 242~245)
18:15-20:15 Party(2nd floor, Exhibition Hall)
Day 2: Sunday, October 1
Venue: Building 2, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
9:30- Registration (Day 2 only attendees, 3rd floor, Conference Room 2)
10:00-12:00 Workshop 1, 2 4th floor, 243,244)
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-13:45 General Assembly (4th floor 241)
 Speech by PSJ President
 Speech by Host University
 General Assembly
 Awarding Ceremony (Outstanding Article Award, Outstanding Presentation Award, Academic Research Incentive Award)
14:00-15:10 Public Lecture 1
 Talk:Makio KASHINO, Ph.D.
 (NTT Communication Science Laboratories)
“Speech perception mechanisms revealed by auditory illusions”
15:10-15:20 Break
15:20-16:30 Public Lecture 2
 Talk:Toshisada DEGUCHI. Ph.D.
 (TOKYO GAKUGEI UNIVERSITY President)
“Development of Speech Perception in Infancy”

Research Presentation Program(Day 1 September 30)

※Underlined presenters are eligible presenters for Outstanding Presentation Award. Winners and the dates for the awarding ceremony will be announced on the PSJ website after the General Meeting. Winners will be notified via e-mail.
Oral Presentations 13:00-14:40/16:20-18:00
Venue A(Room 242, 4th floor, Building 2, Faculty of Engineering)
Chair: KIYOE SAKAMOTO, HARUMI MITSUI
A1
13:00-13:30
Delayed Rising and Forward Falling in Kochi City Dialect
RINTARO TAKAYAMA(The University of Tokyo, Graduate School)
A2
13:35-14:05
Accent of 3 mora words in Suzuka city, Mie prefecture
HARUKA TAKEUCHI(University of Kokugakuin)
A3
14:10-14:40
Examination of the Classification of Chinese Characters on Accentuation
EIJI AKIYAMA(Ehime University)
(Break/Poster Session)
Chair: TAKAO SUGIMURA, KEN NAKAMOTO
A4
16:20-16:50
The phonetic reduction of nasals and voiced stops in Japanese across speech styles
YOICHI MUKAI(University of Alberta), Tucker Benjamin V.(University of Alberta)
A5
16:55-17:25
The Accent system and accent units in the Iki Katsumoto dialect of Japanese
KOHEI NAKAZAWA(Yonaguni-chō Education Board)
A6
17:30-18:00
Phonetic realization of “late rise” in the accent in western Tokai dialects
KENJI YOSHIDA(Aichi Shukutoku University)
Oral Presentations 13:00-14:40/16:20-18:00
Venue B(Room 243, 4th floor, Building 2, Faculty of Engineering)
Chair:KEIICHI TAKAMARU, AKEMI MINEDA
B1
13:00-13:30
How abstract is sound symbolism: Labiality and diaper names in Japanese
GAKUJI KUMAGAI(National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics), SHIGETO KAWAHARA(The Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies at Keio University)
B2
13:35-14:05
Exploratory research of voices that can dissociate perceived speakers’ attributes from the speakers
DAISUKE HAYASHI(The University of Tokyo),SEIJI YAMAGAMI(Senshu University)
B3
14:10-14:40
Phonation by Japanese cake-sellers and its impressions: A contrastive viewpoint between Japanese and Chinese listeners
TOSHIYUKI SADANOBU(Kyoto University), Chunyue Zhu(Kobe University),
Erickson Donna(Haskins Laboratories・Kanazawa Medical University), Obert Kerrie(Private Practice in Columbus, OH)
(Break/Poster Session)
Chair: SEIYA FUNATSU, AKIMI FUKUIKE
B4
16:20-16:50
A finite element method analysis of vocal tract model
SHIGETO KAWAHARA(Keio University), MUTSUO KAWAHARA(Chuo University), NORI KUMAI(RCCM)
B5
16:55-17:25
Making my own Japanese Vowel Chart
KYOUKO TAKEUCHI(Kokugakuin University)
B6
17:30-18:00
F0 contour parameterization using Optimal Regression Chains
Albin Aaron(Kobe University)
Oral Presentations 13:00-14:40/16:20-18:00
Venue C(Room 244, 4th floor, Building 2, Faculty of Engineering)
Chair:AYAKO SHIROSE, NATSUYA YOSHIDA
C1
13:00-13:30
An Electroglottograph study of voiced plosives in two Japanese dialects
HARUYA OGAWA(International Christian University), MICHINORI SUZUKI(International Christian University),
HARUKA TAKEYAMA(International Christian University), SEUNGHN LEE(International Christian University・University of Venda)
C2
13:35-14:05
The phonetic detail and the generational variation of SOKUON in Kumamoto dialect
MIEKO TAKADA(Aichi Gakuin University)
C3
14:10-14:40
Vowel devoicing for native speakers of Kinki dialect: Language awareness and language choice
HI-GYUNG BYUN(Akita International University)
(Break/Poster session)
Chair: TAKUYA KIMURA, YASUNORI TAKAHASHI
C4
16:20-16:50
Syllable and Sonority Hierarchy in Mlabri
YUMA ITO(Japan Society for the Promotion of Science/Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
C5
16:55-17:25
Revisiting the notion of mora in classical languages and mora timing
TAKASHI OTAKE(E-Listening Laboratory)
C6
17:30-18:00
A preliminary acoustic study of tone in Dzongkha
SEUNGHUN LEE(International Christian University・University of Venda), SHIGETO KAWAHARA(Keio University),
HARUKA TADA(International Christian University), HANNA KAJI(International Christian University)
Oral Presentations 13:00-14:40/16:20-18:00
Venue D(Room 245, 4th floor, Building 2, Faculty of Engineering)
Chair:CHIEKO NAKAGAWA, NORIYUKI TAGAWA
D1
13:00-13:30
How variations in syllable-final nasals affect word recognition in Taiwan Mandarin
FON JANICE(National Taiwan University),CHUANG YU-YING(National Taiwan University)
D2
13:35-14:05
Productions of Japanese negative verb forms on the Tokyo Accent― The characterization of Accent and Factors by Chinese native speakers in the northern dialect―
HUANG XIANG WANG(University of Hiroshima, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences)
D3
14:10-14:40
The effect of self-monitored production training on Japanese pitch accent by L1 Mandarin learners
RUILAI WANG(Kobe University Graduate School・Kobe University), RYOKO HAYASHI (Kobe University), KAZUHIRO ISOMURA (The Japan Foundation), JUN ARAI (The Japan Foundation)
(Break / Poster session)
Chair: TAKEHIKO MAKINO, JUNKO SUGIMOTO
D4
16:20-16:50
Cross-liunguistic Influence on L2 English Speech Rating
TAKAYUKI KONISHI(Waseda University),MARIKO KONDO(Waseda University)
D5
16:55-17:25
Perception of English sounds that are neutralized in Japanese — Who is Fu?
MAKIKO AOYAGI(Dokkyo University), WANG YUE(Simon Fraser University)
D6
17:30-18:00
The perception of English Vowels by Korean Native Speakers: Concerning the Influence of following consonants on vowels
HEESUN HAN(Osaka University),TAKESHI NOZAWA(Ritsumeikan University)
Poster Presentations 14:50~16:10
(Conference Room 1, 3rd floor, Building 2, Faculty of Engineering)
Chair:KYOKO TAKEUCHI, YOSUKE MIKI
P01 Perception of Japanese Emotional Speech by Mandarin Learners
XIN YUE LI(Graduate School of Kobe University),MI LIANG LUO(Dalian University of Foreign Languages),RYOKO HAYASHI(Kobe University)
P02 Effects of phonological factors in the perception of syllables and stresses by native speakers of Japanese
SAYOKO EGUCHI (Advanced Telecomunications Research Institute International(ATR),
REIKO AKAHANE-YAMADA(Advanced Telecomunications Research Institute International(ATR)・Kobe University)
P03 Perceptual confusion of Japanese special morae by native speakers of Mandarin
LIN SHU ZHANG(Graduate School of Kobe University)
P04 Effects of the manner of articulation of the following consonant on the identification and discrimination of English vowels by native Japanese listeners
TAKESHI NOZAWA(Ritsumeikan University)
P05 Perception and production of Mandarin tones by native speakers of Japanese
SHUYI YANG(Kobe University),Reiko Akahane-Yamada(Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International(ATR)・Kobe University)
P06 Intonation of particles “”ne”” and “”yo”” in natural conversations
HAIXIA ZHANG(Tokyo Gakugei University),AYAKO SHIROSE(Tokyo Gakugei University)
P07 F0, long-term formants and LTAS in Korean-English Bilinguals
CHO SYLVIA(Simon Fraser University Graduate School),
MUNRO MURRAY J.(Simon Fraser University)
P08 A Cross-Generational Comparison of the Vowel Formants in Tokyo Japanese
YOSHIYUKI WAKIDA(NIEMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL)
P09 On the EPG patterns of the Japanese moraic nasal preceding a vowel or a fricative
MICHINAO MATSUI(Osaka Health Science University)
P10 Phonetic Reduction of English Schwa by Japanese Speaking Adults
YOKO SAKAMOTO(Dokkyo Medical University)
P11 Elder speaker`s accent in Miura dialect
KAORU SAKAMOTO(Kokugakuin Univ. Guraduate School)
P12 Prosody of German Modal Particles and Japanese Sentence-Final Particles in Attitude Utterances
MIKI IKOMA(Waseda University)
P13 Assessing Pronunciation of Japanese Learners of English
Chika Fujiyuki(Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University),SAYOKO EGUCHI(Advanced Telecomunications Research Institute International(ATR)・Kobe University),
REIKO AKAHANE-Yamada(Advanced Telecomunications Research Institute International(ATR)・Kobe University)
P14 A study on phonetic characteristics of English determiners by Japanese EFL learners
KIYOKO YONEYAMA(Daito Bunka University),NORIKO YAMANE(Hiroshima University),
ATSUSHI FUJIMORI(Shizuoka University),NORIKO YOSHIMURA(University of Shizuoka)

Workshop Program(Day 2 October 1 10:00~12:00)

Workshop 1 (Room 242, 4th floor, Venue A)
“Methodology for prosodic research: Corpus, physiology, and sentence type”
  • Organizer・Chair: MATSUURA, Toshio (Hokusei Gakuen University)
  • Presentation 1 “Current situation and issues of compound accent research by using ERPs”
    MATSUURA, Toshio (Hokusei Gakuen University),YASUNAGA, Daichi (Kanazawa University),MIZUMOTO, Go (Kumamoto Health Science University)
  • Presentation 2 “The use of prosody in syntactic disambiguation in Tokyo and Kinki Japanese”
    IGARASHI, Yosuke (Hitotsubashi University),HIROSE, Yuki (the University of Tokyo)
  • Presentation 3 “Prosody research based on speech corpora of Japanese and English”
    KITAHARA, Mafuyu (Sophia University)
  • Commentator:MATSUI, F. Michinao (Osaka Health Science University)
Workshop 2 (Room 243, 4th floor, Venue B)
“Teaching English Phonetics for Prospective Teachers in Japan”
  • Organizer・Chair  Noriko Yamane(Hiroshima University)
  • Presentation 1 ”How to teach all 13 vowels of General American English to Japanese people”
    NOGITA, Akitsugu (Kokushikan University)
  • Presentation 2 ”A way of teaching English consonant pronunciation for English teachers”
    KUMAMOTO, Yuji(Tottori University of Environmental Studies)
  • Presentation 3 ”Haptic Techniques for Teaching English Prosody”
    TEAMAN, Brian(Osaka Jogakuin University),YAMANE, Noriko(Hiroshima University)
◇Participation fee
 Please pay at the registration desk and receive the proceedings booklet. Participation fee is 1000 yen for students (undergraduate/graduate), 2000 yen for members, and 3000 yen for non-members except students. Students of undergraduate and graduate schools must show their student ID at registration.
※The workshop and public lectures are open to all.
◇Proceedings
 Starting this meeting, proceedings are available only electronically. Proceedings in USB and hardcopy formats are not available. Proceedings will be made public on PSJ MyPage prior to the meeting. Please download /print out as necessary.
◇Membership registration
 If you wish to become a member, please register at the registration booth. The PSJ Administrative Office will contact you soon. 
◇Party
 The party will be held on Day 1 (Saturday, September 30, 6:15pm) at the Exhibition Hall (2nd floor, Building 2, Faculty of Engineering). Registered attendees’ fee is 5000 yen (3000 yen for student members). Please make a reservation via website by September 22nd:reservation form. Fee will be 5500 yen (3500 yen for student members) after September 22nd.
 Fee will be 5500 yen (3500 yen for student members) after September 22nd.
◇Lunch
 The venue will not provide lunches. There are restaurants and convenience stores around the campus.
◇Nursery room
  The nursery room is available during the convention with the cooperation of the venue. Participants with small children are encouraged to use this system. The nursery room is free of charge, but reservation is necessary. Please see the following website for details.
⇒ Click here for 31st General Meeting Nursery Room
◇Sign language translation
  PSJ will partially cover the cost for those in need of sign language translation and note-taking. Please send a message to PSJ Administrative Office(psj-post@bunken.co.jp)by Monday, July 31st, 2017. Details will be provided individually.
◇Convention administration committee
 Nobuaki MINEMATSU (Chair), Masato KOBAYASHI, Kyoko TAKEUCHI, Hiroko DATE, Shin-ichi TANAKA, Michiko WATANABE
◇General Affairs Committee 
 Yukio KIGAWA (Chair), Ayako SHIRASE, A Rongna, Takayuki KAGOMIYA, Kenji YOSHIDA, Kiyoko YONEYAMA 
◇Planning Committee
 Mariko KUNO (Chair), Seiya FUNATSU (Alternate Chair), A Rongna, Miki IKOMA, Kahoru IMAMURA, Makio OONO, Takuya KIMURA, Yuko SHITARA, Ayako SHIROSE, Keiichi TAKAMARU, Kyoko TAKEUCHI, Chieko NAKAGAWA, Ken NAKAMOTO, Akimi FUKUIKE, Takehiko MAKINO, Makiko MATSUDA, Yosuke MIKI, Akemi MINEDA, Nobuaki MINEMATSU 

The 31st General Meeting Information about the use of nursery room

Here are the details on the nursery room available at the PSJ General Meeting (The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus). Please see the following information. If you would like to make a reservation, please copy the Registration Form at the bottom of this page onto an E-mail message, and send it to us by 5pm, Wednesday, September 20th, 2017.

I. Management


1. Nursery Room
  The nursery room is open for ages 0 to 12.
  The children will be supervised by the child-care workers from the company Akamon Mammy, entrusted by PSJ. One child-care worker will be available to the following number of children.
  ・Age 0-1: 1
  ・Age 2-3: 2
  ・Age 4-5: 3
  ・Age 6+: 4

  The nursery room will be in the same building as the meeting venue (different floor).
  The nursery room will be available in the following hours:
  ・Saturday, September 30: 9:30am-8:30pm
  ・Sunday, October 1: 9am-5pm
  Registration is necessary. Nursery room is unavailable without a reservation.
  Please set consecutive hours for each day. Please refrain from temporary pick-ups during the reserved hours, except during lunch time.

2. Registration
  Please make a reservation by e-mail by 5pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The person in charge will get back to you within 2-3 days after they receive your e-mail. If you do not hear from them, please try contacting them again.
   If any changes occur after you have made the reservation, please contact them as soon as possible. (Changes may not always be accepted.)

3. Fee
  The service is free of charge.

4. Registration and pick-up procedures
  Please check in at the registration desk, take your child to the nursery room, and hand over the belongings to the child-care worker. Please see the following information regarding belongings.
  Please pick up your child at the designated time. Drop-offs and pick-ups must be done by the same person.

5. Belongings
  -The guardian should bring their driver’s license, health insurance card, maternal handbook, passport, etc. as their personal identification (necessary for drop-off and pick-up).
  -Please bring underwear, disposable diapers, baby wipes, plastic bags, drinks, food (if necessary), hand towel, tissue paper, and change of clothes. Please bring enough disposable diapers if your child’s diapers need to be changed.
  -Please bring a large towel and a pillow if your child needs to take a nap.
  -Please give your child’s food to the child-care worker if your child needs to be fed during the hours. Please refrain from bringing in raw food or food that spoils easily. PSJ, Akamon Mammy, and the child-care worker will not take responsibility when the child falls ill. If you wish to eat together with your child, please use the space outside of the nursery room. (The nursery room is open all day, including lunch time.)
  -Please write the child’s name on all belongings.
  -Please keep all belongings in one bag.

6. Reservation changes and cancelling policy
  Cancellation fee will be charged from the day before. Please contact us at your earliest convenience if changes occur or would like to cancel.
  We cannot take care of children with the following contagious disease: chicken pox, measles, mumps, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, rubella, impetigo, vomition, diarrhea, water warts, contagious conjunctivitis, pertussis, influenza, cold, norovirus, rotavirus, or hemolytic streptococcus. If the illness is not serious and healing, we will make the final decision upon consultation with the child-care worker.
  We may need to contact you in case of an emergency. Please write your mobile phone number in the registration form.
  The guardian must always be at the meeting venue.

7. Contact information
  Please send an e-mail to the PSJ Nursery Room personnel for reservation, consultation, and requests.
  psj-hoiku@bunken.co.jp
  The entrusted babysitting company is: Akamon Mammy Service, Ltd.
  http://www.akamon-mammy.com

II. Request to participate in survey


PSJ will evaluate the Nursery Room service to consider its continuation in future meetings. You will receive a survey after you pick up your child. Your time to fill out the survey is greatly appreciated.

III.Reservation form


Please copy the following reservation form onto an e-mail message, and fill in the necessary information.

To: PSJ Nursery Room psj-hoiku@bunken.co.jp
Subject: Reservation for PSJ Nursery Room
Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2017

– – – – – – (Reservation Form starts here)– – – – – – –
Reservation Request
I have read the management information on the website. I agree to the contents, and I wish to make a reservation of the child-care service.
Guardian’s name:
Affiliation:
Address:
Phone number:

e-mail:
Emergency phone number (please write a number that can be reached during the meeting):

Number of child(ren):   
Name(1):
Gender:
Age as of day of receiving service: (Insert date of service here) Age: yrs months

Name(2):
Gender:
Age as of day of receiving service: (Insert date of service here) Age: yrs months

Requested date of service
(If the time slot is different per child, please write separately)
September 30 (Saturday)    :  ~    :
October 1 (Sunday)    :  ~    :
– – – – – – (Reservation Form ends here)– – – – – – –

Call for workshop organization

The information of the 31st General Meeting is as follows.
The workshop will be held in the morning of Day 2.
Date: Saturday, September 30 – Sunday, October 1, 2017
Location: Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
Organizer: Nobuaki Minematsu (The University of Tokyo)

【Call for Workshop Proposal】

This workshop is to offer opportunities for presenters and audience to have discussions on a particular topic after the talks by several presenters. The submission process is similar to last year’s (not electronic). Please send the application form (approximately three pages in A4 size) to psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp in PDF and MSWord (or text file) format by June 26th.
Please insert “Submission for workshop at 31st General Meeting” in the email subject.The attached files should be named “psj2017workshop (name of organizer)”. We will send an email to notify the acceptance of submission within a few days. If you do not receive this email, please send an email again by June 28th, as we may not have received your submission email.

【Information necessary for submission】


[Page 1]
  • 1. Name and affiliation of organizer in Japanese and English
  • 2. Organizer’s E-mail address and telephone number for notification of acceptance
  • 3. Moderator’s name and affiliation (Japanese and English)
  • 4. Names and affiliations of presenters in Japanese and English (in the order of presentation)
[Page 2 onward]
  • 5. Workshop title in Japanese (not needed if presentations are in English)
  • 6. Workshop title in English
  • 7. Abstract of workshop(Aim and content in less than 500 Japanese characters or 250 English words)
  • 8. Titles and abstracts of all presentations in the order of presentation (each less than 300 Japanese characters or 150 English words without stating the presenters’ names in the abstract)

【Guidelines for workshop submission】

  1. The organizer and presenters must be members of the Phonetics Society of Japan. Two or more presenters must be members of the Phonetic Society of Japan. Submission will be accepted if more than half of them are members. (They must be members at the time of submission or have finished with the application.) Please see http://www.psj.gr.jp/jpn/membership for details.
  2. The workshop may have panel members (members or non-members).
  3. The workshop will be two hours long. More than twenty minutes should be provided for Q&A including the audience.
  4. Workshops organized at or scheduled to be organized at other conferences will not be accepted. Submission will be cancelled if this is the case, and will be made public via the PSJ website.
  5. Presenters’ travel expenses and reward will not be provided.
  6. Notification of acceptance will be sent in early July. If accepted, please submit the full paper by July 31st (tentative). Late submission may not be published in the proceedings.
  7. The paper format is the same as oral/poster presentations. There should be one page that explains the aims of the workshop. Presentation papers should be less than four pages each.
  8. Languages used for presentations are limited to Japanese and English. Please write the title and abstract in the same language. Papers should be written in the same language as the abstract, and presentations should be given in that language.
  9. Distribution of additional materials on the day of presentation is prohibited.
  10. Abstracts will be made public as is via attachment to the conference program on the PSJ website before the conference dates (excluding references). The same abstract will be published in the Journal of Phonetic Society of Japan after the conference. Revisions will not be accepted after submission.
(Planning Committee)

Call for Oral/Poster Presentations for the 31st General Meeting of PSJ

The information of the 31st General Meeting is as follows.
Date: Saturday, September 30 – Sunday, October 1, 2017
Location: Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
Organizer: Nobuaki Minematsu (The University of Tokyo)

Submissions for oral/poster presentations (both to be held in the afternoon of Day 1) and workshop proposals (morning of Day 2) are now open. Please read the submission guidelines carefully and submit your oral/poster presentation proposals through our electronic submission page.

Call for oral/poster presentations

Please submit your proposals through the following website.
Submissions should be sent in both PDF and MS Word formats (or text file).

◆Submission system website◆
https://iap-jp.org/psj/conf31/login/

The deadline:Monday, June 26th, 2017.
  • You will receive a confirmation e-mail after your submission
  • If you do not receive your confirmation e-mail, your submission may be incomplete or your registered e-mail address may be incorrect.
  • Please contact the Meeting Helpdesk before June 28th if any other troubles occur.
◆Phonetic Society of Japan, General Meeting Helpdesk◆
E-mail:psj-desk@bunken.co.jp

Information necessary for submission

  • Names and affiliations of all presenters (Japanese and English)
    • Affliation for graduate students should be “XX University, Graduate School of XX)
  • Presentation style (oral/poster)
  • Target language (please choose from the following)
    • Japanese (standard/Tokyo dialect), Japanese (other dialects), Japanese education, English/English education, Korean/Korean education, Chinese/Chinese education, Others
  • Area of research (please choose from the following)
    • Vowels, consonants, accent/tone, intonation, rhythm, others
  • Language of presentation (Japanese/English)
  • Title of presentation (Japanese)
  • Title of presentation (English)
  • Abstract
    • 800 Japanese characters or 300 English words
    • Please submit your abstract in MS-Word (or textfile or TeX) and PDF in A4-size, and upload both files through the online submission system.
    • Please download the MS-Word format from: http://www.psj.gr.jp/jpn/downloads
  • Whether your submission would like to be considered for Outstanding Article Award.(Yes/No)

Guideline for submission

  1. The presenter must be a member of the Phonetics Society of Japan.
    Non-members may submit if the first author is a member.
    First authors must be members at time of submission.
    Please check whether the first author has paid the annual membership fee for this year at the time of submission.
    Submission may be cancelled if unpaid by the submission deadline.

    Please see http://www.psj.gr.jp/jpn/membership for details.

  2. Only one submission (oral or poster) is permitted as the first author.
  3. Papers submitted to or scheduled to be submitted to other conferences will not be accepted.
  4. The abstract should include results available at the time of submission.
    Papers with only experiment plans will not be accepted.
  5. Notification of acceptance will be sent by around July 12th, 2017.
    If accepted, please submit the full paper in PDF format by August 1st, 2017 via the online submission system.
    Late submission may not be published on the website.
    Please note that the paper will be uploaded to the website as is.
  6. Format of papers are the same for oral and poster presentations. (less than 6 pages in A4 sized paper)
  7. Applicants may choose the presentation form (oral or poster), but if you put a check on the “open to change”, the final decision will be made by the committee.
  8. Languages used for presentations are limited to Japanese and English.
    Please write the title and abstract in the same language.
    If accepted, please write the paper in the language specified at the time of submission, and give your presentation in that language.
  9. Distribution of additional materials on the day of presentation is prohibited.
  10. Papers will be made public on the PSJ website before the conference dates.
    We do not provide hard copies.A book of abstracts will be available at the conference registration desk.
    Abstracts will be published in the Journal of Phonetic Society of Japan after the conference.
    Revisions will not be accepted after submission.
  11. Details of poster presentations, including poster size, will be announced shortly.
(Planning Committee) 

The 31st General Meeting (2017)

Date Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Location Hongo Campus,The University of Tokyo
Organizer Nobuaki MINEMATSU

Schedule (subject to change)
  • Monday, April 3rd, 2017 Call for papers
  • Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 Submission deadline
  • Friday, June 30th, 2017 Program available

30th General Meeting Program

The Ninetieth Anniversary and Thirtieth General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan
The Ninetieth Anniversary and
Thirtieth General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan
Sponsor: The Phonetic Society of Japan
Co-sponsor: Language and Speech Science Research Laboratories, Waseda University
Venue: Waseda University, Waseda Campus
1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0051
(https://www.waseda.jp/top/access/waseda-campus)
Organizer: Mafuyu Kitahara (Waseda University)

Program (PDF format)
Day 1: Saturday, September 17th
Venue: Building 27 (Ono Auditorium, B2F Lobby)
10:00- Registration
10:30-12:30 Venue: Building 27, B2F Lobby
  • Poster Session
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Venue: Ono Auditorium
  • 90th Anniversary Speech by Satoshi IMAIZUMI (PSJ President)
  • Speech by Host University: Mariko KONDO, Director of Language and Speech Science Research Laboratories
  • Awarding Ceremony (Outstanding Article Award, Academic Research Incentive Award)
14:40-17:10 Venue: Ono Auditorium
90th Anniversary Symposium
Tsutomu Chiba (1883-1959): Aspects of his work and its context
  • Chair: Hiroko SAITO (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
  • The works of Tsutomu Chiba and Masato Kajiyama in their historical context

    Kikuo MAEKAWA (NINJAL)
  • Images from the past: Re-discovering some lost X-ray data of Tsutomu Chiba

    Michael Ashby(University College London)
  • What Tsutomu Chiba left behind

    Takayuki ARAI (Sophia University)
17:30-17:50 Venue: Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo
  • Photo session
18:00-20:00 Venue: Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo
90th Anniversary Celebration Party
  • Chair: Makoto KUNO (Chair, 90th Anniversary Event)
Day 2: Sunday, September 18th
Venue: Ono Auditorium (Building 27, B2F Lobby), International Conference Center (Building 18)
09:30- Registration
10:00-11:00 Venue: Ono Auditorium
90th Anniversary Lecture
Interacting with Phonetics
Patricia Ashby(University of Westminster)
  • Chair: Junko Sugimoto (University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo)
11:00-11:10 Break
11:10-11:40 Venue: Ono Auditorium
  • General Assembly
11:40-13:00 Lunch
13:00-16:40 Venue: International Conference Center 3F
  • Oral presentations
16:40 Closing

Day 1: Research Presentation Program (September 17)

Underlined presenters are eligible presenters for Outstanding Presentation Award. Winners and the dates for the awarding ceremony will be announced on the PSJ website after the General Meeting. Winners will be notified via e-mail.
Poster Presentations 10:30-12:30
Building 27, B2F Lobby
Chair: Michiko SUDO & Kyoto TAKEUCHI
P1 The excrescent b in Indo-European languages
Mutsuko ISONO (Meijigakuin Unversity)
P2 Perception of Japanese Fricatives [s], [z], [ɕ] and [ʑ] by Indonesian Javanese-speaking Learners
Hernawati HENI (Nagoya University)
P3 Effects of pronunciation training and translation training in English vocabulary learning by Japanese speakers
Sayoko EGUCHI (ATR, Kobe University),
Reiko YAMADA (ATR, Kobe University)
P4 Effects of perceptual training and vocabulary training of Mandarin tones for Japanese listeners: Pretest – post-test Comparison
Shuyi YANG (Kobe University), Reiko YAMADA (ATR, Kobe University)
P5 Asymmetry of English liquid recognition by Japanese speakers
Mariko KONDO (Waseda University)
P6 Intonation pattern from the interjection to the subsequent word and its function in Japanese chat
Jun SUDO (Doshisha University)
P7 The Prosody of Sentence-Final Particles in Kumamoto Dialect
Yukinori TAGAWA (Nihon University)
P8 On the Perception of Japanese Initial Voiced Stops by Taiwanese Learners
Chi CHU (Soochow University (Taiwan)), Yuki Okazaki (Nagoya University)
◇Poster Presentations
 Poster session is 120 minutes. Please put up your poster on your designated poster board by 10:30am. Please come back to the venue when the session starts.Odd numbered posters will be in the first 60 minutes, and even numbered posters will be in the latter 60 minutes. Presenters can be at their poster for 120 minutes, or leave when it is not their time to present. Poster boards are 170cm high and 114cm wide. Pointers and tapes will be available at the venue. Presenters should use headphones when presenting sounds. There will be no power supply available at the venue.

Day 2: Research Presentation Program (September 18)

Oral Presentations
Venue A (Conference Room 1, International Conference Center 3F)
Chair: Atsuko SHIMIZU & Yuko SHITARA
A1
13:00-13:30
Consonant clusters by Japanese learners of English
Katsumi NAGAI (Kagawa University)
A2
13:35-14:05
Japanese Advanced Learners of English Produce Shorter Epenthetic Vowels
Takayuki KONISHI , Kakeru YAZAWA, Mariko KONDO (Waseda University)
A3
14:10-14:40
The Validity of Rhythm Indices (IM & PVI) in L2 Research:
An Analysis on English Spoken by L1 Japanese Speakers
Yumi OZAKI (Waseda University)
  Break
Chair: Chieko NAKAGAWA & Makiko MATSUDA
A4
15:00-15:30
Japanese noun accent by Vietnamese learners
Thi Huyen Trang NGUYEN (Osaka University)
A5
15:35-16:05
The Accent Pattern of Japanese Nouns Produced by Chinese Learners: Focusing the Relationship of Perception and Knowledge
Ruilai Wang (Kobe University), Ryoko Hayashi (Kobe University), Kazuhiro ISOMURA (The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute), Jun ARAI (Charles University in Prague)
A6
16:10-16:40
The factors that influenced teaching pronunciation of non-native Japanese teacher
– An example for teaching prosody of Vietnamese teachers –
Thi May SAI(Waseda University)
Oral Presentations 13:00-16:40
Venue B (Conference Room 2, International Conference Center 3F)
Chair: Takuya KIMURA & Keiichi TAKAMARU
B1
13:00-13:30
MyVoice and phonetics education
Shigeto KAWAHARA (Keio University), Tomoko MONOU (Keio University, Mejiro University), Yasuyo MINAGAWA (Keio University)
B2
13:35-14:05
The difference between singers and non-singers on the perception of high-pitched sung vowels
Nozomi ENDO(The University of Tokyo), Shigeto KAWAHARA (Keio University), Yasuyo MINAGAWA (Keio University)
B3
14:10-14:40
How to write by hand the International Phonetic Alphabet
Kyoko TAKEUCHI (Kokugakuin University)
  Break
Chair: Seiya FUNATSU & Takehiko MAKINO
B4
15:00-15:30
Acoustic Realization of Downstep in English Speakers’ Japanese
Kakeru YAZAWA Mariko KONDO (Waseda University)
B5
15:35-16:05
Reconsideration of the notion of mora in speech rhythm and spoken word recognition
Takashi OTAKE (E-Listening Laboratory)
B6
16:10-16:40
The articulatory characteristics of Japanese alveolar geminates based on the EPG analysis
Michinao MATSUI (Osaka Health Science University), Shigeto KAWAHARA (Keio University),
Jason SHAW (University of Western Sydney)
Oral Presentations 13:00-16:40
Venue C (Conference Room 3, International Conference Center 3F)
Chair: Harumi MITSUI & Akemi MINEDA
C1
13:00-13:30
A dialect of Mainland Japanese retaining the Class B vs. Class C tonal distinction:
The comparison between the Saga-Kishima dialect and Ryukyuan
Yosuke IGARASHI (Hitotsubashi University), Tatsuya Hirako (Komazawa University)
C2
13:35-14:05
Mechanism of establishment of the “”Yamada rules””
Yosuke MIKI (JSPS/NINJAL)
C3
14:10-14:40
Mutual assimilation of sequential vowels in verbs in Nakai-machi dialect, Kanagawa Prefecture
Kaoru SAKAMOTO(Kokugakuin University)
  Break
Chair: Kazuaki UENO & Ken NAKAMOTO
C4
15:00-15:30
Syllable “”e”” & “”o”” in Japanese : the phonology of their history
Yuichiro KASAMA (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
C5
15:35-16:05
Accent opposition of two registers in Suzuka Mie
Haruka TAKEUCHI(Kokugakuin University)
C6
16:10-16:40
The accent of Japanese four-kanji compound words composed of a patient noun and a verbal noun
Xi CHEN(Osaka University)
◇Oral presentations
 Presenting time is 25 minutes followed by 5 minutes Q&A. Presenters who wish to spend more time on Q&A may present for 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A. There will be 5 minutes between presentations for presenters to get ready, but this time may not be used for presentations or Q&A. Presenters should follow the chairs’ instructions.
  1. Presenters should be in the room at the time their session begins. Presenters should be seated at the front seats. Please wait for your turn in your seats.
  2. Projectors are available in all rooms.
  3. Projectors:
    Presenters should check their laptop-projector connection before their presentations. Student staff at Waseda University will be available for assistance at the International Conference Center from 12pm. We will not prepare laptops at the venue, so presenters should bring their own laptops. Please disconnect your laptop and projector as soon as the presentation is over.
    *Please note that the connector on the projector is a widely used D-sub 15 pin (Mini D-sub15pin or HD(3way)15pin) with 3 lines of 15pin. Presenters should be responsible for technical issues other than issues with the projector itself.
◇Participation fee and proceedings
 Proceedings (on paper and USB) will be on sale at the registration booth (1000 yen for students, 2000 yen for members, and 3000 yen for non-members except students). Those attending the conference must purchase the proceedings as participation fee. Students of undergraduate and graduate schools must show their student ID at registration. Proceedings will be on sale only at the convention venue. The public symposium is open to all. All will receive a 90th anniversary gift.
◇Proceedings back issues
 Back issues are on sale or distributed at registration. First come, first served. Pre-ordering and mailing will not be accepted.
  • The past two issues (28th and 29th conventions): 500 yen each
  • Issues before 27th convention: Free
◇Membership registration
 If you wish to become a member, please register at the registration booth.
*Members cannot pay their membership fee at the convention registration.
◇90th Anniversary Party
 The convention party will be held on Day 1 (6PM, Saturday) at “Emerald”, 2nd floor of Rhiga Royal Hotel Tokyo (7 minute walk from Ono Auditorium). Participation fee is 6000 yen for members, 3000 yen for students. Please make a reservation by September 9th via website(https://goo.gl/EKGWZt).You will also find the link on the PSJ website. Participation without reservation will only be accepted when there is vacancy. Pre-registration is recommended.
◇Lunch
 The venue will not provide lunches. There are restaurants and convenience stores around the campus.
◇Nursery room
 The nursery room is available during the convention with the cooperation of the venue. The fee is at a reasonable price (500 yen/hour for one child). Participants with small children are encouraged to use this system. Please make a reservation in advance if you wish to use this system. Further information will be announced on the website.
◇Convention administration committee
Mafuyu KITAHARA (Chair), Miki IKOMA, Takayuki KONISHI,
Mariko KONDO, Takako TODA, Chieko NAKAGAWA, Yukio KIGAWA,
Takayuki KAGOMIYA, Kenji YOSHIDA, Kiyoko YONEYAMA
◇Planning Committee
Mariko KUNO (Chair), Seiya FUNATSU (Alternate Chair), A Rongna,
Miki IKOMA, Kahoru IMAMURA, Makio OONO, Takuya KIMURA,
Yuko SHITARA, Ayako SHIROSE, Keiichi TAKAMARU, Kyoko TAKEUCHI,
Chieko NAKAGAWA, Ken NAKAMOTO, Makiko MATSUDA, Takehiko MAKINO,
Yosuke MIKI, Akemi MINEDA, Nobuaki MINEMATSU
◇90th Anniversary Committee
Makoto KUNO (Chair), Mafuyu KITAHARA, Yoshio SAITO,
Keiichi TAKAMARU, Kiyoko YONEYAMA
◇Access to Venue
(Waseda Campus, Waseda University on both days)
  • JR/Seibu Line: 20 minute walk from Takadanobaba Station
  • Bus (Toei Bus Gaku02): 7 minute walk from Sodai-Seimon Bus Stop
  • Tozai Line (Metro): 5 minute walk from Waseda Station
  • Fukutoshin Line (Metro): 17 minute walk from Nishi-Waseda Station
  • Toei Bus: Waseda, Nishi-Waseda, Sodai-Seimon, Baba-Shitamachi Stops
  • Toei Streetcar (Toden): 5 minute walk from Waseda Station

Call for Presentation: The 30th General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan

The 30th General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan will be held on September 17th and 18th. Submission for oral/poster presentations (Day 2) is now open.
PSJ is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. All oral and poster presentations will be held on September 18th, 2016.
  • Date: September 17th-18th, 2016
  • Location: Waseda University

Call for Oral/Poster Presentations

Please submit proposals through the following website.
https://iap-jp.org/psj/conf30/login
  • Please download paper template from the following page.
    http://www.psj.gr.jp/eng/downloads
  • Submissions should be sent in both PDF and MS Word format (or text file).
  • The deadline is June 21st, 2016.

Guideline for submission:

  1. The presenter must be a member of the Phonetics Society of Japan. Non-members may submit if the first author is a member. First authors must be members at time of submission. Please check whether the first author has paid the annual membership fee for this year at the time of submission. Submission may be cancelled if unpaid by the submission deadline.
  2. Papers submitted to or scheduled to be submitted to other conferences will not be accepted. Submission will be cancelled if this is the case, and will be made public via the PSJ website.
  3. The abstract should include results available at the time of submission. Papers with only experiment plans will not be accepted.
  4. Notification of acceptance will be sent by around July 7th. If accepted, please submit the full paper by July 25th. Late submission will not be published in the proceedings.
  5. Format of papers are the same for oral and poster presentations. (less than 6 pages in A4 sized paper)
  6. Applicants may choose the presentation form (oral or poster), but the final decision will be made by the committee. Please be ready to present in either forms.
  7. Languages used for presentations are limited to Japanese and English. Please write the title and abstract in the same language. Papers should be written in the same language as the abstract, and presentations should be given in that language.
  8. Distribution of additional materials on the day of presentation is prohibited.
  9. Abstracts will be made public as is via attachment to the conference program on the PSJ website before the conference dates (excluding references). The same abstract will be published in the Journal of Phonetic Society of Japan after the conference. Revisions will not be accepted after submission.
  10. Details of poster presentations, including poster size, will be announced shortly.

The 30th General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan

The 30th General Meeting (90th Anniversary Meeting)
  • Date: September 17th & 18th, 2016
  • Location: Waseda University

The 29th General Meeting

The 29th General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan
Host: The Phonetic Society of Japan
Venue: Kobe University, Rokkodai Daiichi Campus
1-2-1 Tsurukabuto, Nada-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 657-8501, Japan
(http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/en/access/rokko/campus.html)
Organizer: Ryoko Hayashi (Kobe University)

Program
Day 1: Saturday, October 3rd
Venue: Building B & M, Faculty of Intercultural Studies
12:00- Registration
13:00-14:40 Oral presentations
14:40-14:50 Break
14:50-15:50 Poster presentations
15:50-16:00 Break
16:00-17:40 Oral presentations
18:00-20:00 Party (Japanese restaurant Sakura, 3rd floor, Academia Hall for Social Sciences, Rokkodai Daiichi Campus)
Day 2: Sunday, October 4th
Venue: Buildings B & K, Faculty of Intercultural Studies
9:30- Registration (for those who did not register on Day 1)
10:00-12:00 Workshop 1 (Room B207)
“Current issues in the study of 3-pattern accent systems”
Workshop 2 (Room B204)
“Residual voices: how to catch them”
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-13:45 Venue: Building K (Room K202), Faculty of Intercultural Studies Opening speech
  • Hirokazu Sato, President of PSJ
  • Kazuhiro Ohtsuki, Dean, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
  • General Assembly
  • Award Ceremony (Outstanding Article Award, Outstanding Presentation Award, Academic Research Incentive Award)
13:50-16:30 Public Symposium
“3-pattern accent system in Japanese: Principle and history”
  • Chair: Tetsuo Nitta (Kanazawa University)
  • Lecturer:
    • Akiko Matsumori (Japan Women’s University)
      “Past, present, and future of descriptive research of 3-pattern accent system: 3-pattern accent of Oki Islands”
    • Yosuke Igarashi (Hitotsubashi University)
      “3-pattern accent system of Miyako Ryukyuan: Ikema and Tarama dialects”
    • Tetsuo Nitta (Kanazawa University) & Kohei Matsukura (The University of Tokyo)
      “3-pattern accent system in Heiya region of Fukui”
  • Commentator: Zendo Uwano (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)
16:30 Closing

Program (October 3rd)

Presenters with underline are eligible presenters for Outstanding Presentation Award. The awarding ceremony for this year will be on Day 2 (Sunday, October 4th) after the general assembly. Candidates are expected to participate in the ceremony.
Oral presentations 13:00 – 14:40, 16:00 – 17:40
Conference room A (Room M202, Building M, Faculty of Intercultural Studies)
Chair: Ayako Shirose & Toshio Matsuura
A1
13:00-13:30
“2 mora words pitch accent of Japanese learners in Taiwan: To aim at memory of accent, the listening comprehension and the accent pronunciation”
Kuanlin Chen (University of Osaka)
A2
13:35-14:05
“The accent pattern of Japanese compound noun produced by Chinese learners”
Ruilai Wang (Kobe University)
A3
14:10-14:40
“Sino-Japanese word accent production by native speakers of Chinese: Focusing on overgeneralization and L1 transfer”
Motong Li (Osaka University)
  (Break & Poster Session)
Chair: Yasuyo Minagawa & Keiichi Tajima
A4
16:00-16:30
“Phonological interference of pronouncing Kanji words in Japanese learners in Taiwan- Analysis of vowel length”
Yu-wen Yang (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Ming Chuan University(Taiwan))
& Motoi Kawatsu (Nagasaki University)
A5
16:35-17:05
“Perception and production of special morae and yo-on (contracted sounds) by Japanese learners: A study of spelling performance as production data”
Miki Motohashi (Kansai Gaidai University) & Toru Ishizawa (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
A6
17:10-17:40
“Effects of VOT and f0 on stop voicing contrast in Japanese and Korean: a comparison between native speakers and Japanese learners of Korean”
Hi-Gyung Byun (Akita International University)
Oral presentations 13:00 – 14:40, 16:00 – 17:40
Conference room B (Room M201, Building M, Faculty of Intercultural Studies)
Chair: Itsue Kawagoe & Donna Erickson
B1
13:00-13:30
“Vowel Duration, Quality, and Pitch which Correlate with English Rhythm―Comparison between English Native Speakers and Japanese Learners of English”
Shigeo Nakano (Meiji Gakuin University)
B2
13:35-14:05
“Effects of Vowel Quality in Stress Perception of English”
Sayoko Eguchi (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International)
B3
14:10-14:40
“Perception of flap, stop, and liquid sounds in American English by Japanese speakers”
Mafuyu Kitahara (Waseda University), Keiichi Tajima (Hosei University)
& Kiyoko Yoneyama (Daito Bunka Univeristy)
  (Break & Poster Session)
Chair: Yasunori Takahashi & Mafuyu Kitahara
B4
16:00-16:30
“Spanish Stress Perception: A Comparison between Native Speakers and Japanese Learners of Spanish”
Takuya Kimura (Seisen University/Sophia University) & Takayuki Arai (Sophia University)
B5
16:35-17:05
“Acoustic Analysis of Thai Tones in Three Word Sentences”
Yukie Masuko, Makoto Minegishi & Hirokazu Sato (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
B6
17:10-17:40
“The pitch patterns and word structure of Chinese disyllabic words: A case of “Tone4+Tone4” nouns”
Xi Chen (Osaka University)
Oral presentations 13:00 – 14:40, 16:00 – 17:40
Conference room C (Room M203, Building M, Faculty of Intercultural Studies)
Chair: Isao Ueda & Michinao Matsui
C1
13:00-13:30
“Young EFL Japanese learners’ perception and production capability of English sounds on non-words tests”
Hiromi Kawai (Kanda University of International Studies)
C2
13:35-14:05
“Phrase-final lengthening and prosodic phrases in spontaneous Japanese”
Yoko Mori (Doshisha University)
C3
14:10-14:40
“Pitch contours after the peak in Japanese accent systems”
Nozomi Kodama (Kumamoto University)
  (Break & Poster Session)
Chair: Tatsuya Hirako & Yosuke Igarashi
C4
16:00-16:30
“The accents in Ninomiya dialect”
Kaoru Sakamoto (Kokugakuin University)
C5
16:35-17:05
“A Comparison of the Effects of Different Accent Misuse Patterns on Perceptual Naturalness”
Chen Liang (Nagoya University)
C6
17:10-17:40
“A novel accentual variation of functional words observed in younger speakers’ pronunciation: Decline of the unaccented pattern of nagara-clauses”
Akio Nasu (Tsukuba University) & Fuka Kuriki (Minami-Rokugo elementary school)
Poster Presentations 14:50 – 15:50
Conference rooms D & E (Rooms B204 & B207, Building B, Faculty of Intercultural Studies)
Chair: Satoshi Ohta & Timothy Vance
P01 “Perception of Paralanguage Speech Acts Involved in the Emphasis of the Mental Attitude”
Masako Fukuoka (Mie University)
P02 “An audiovisual aid for instructing the timing of stress on learning English rhythm”
Tatsuya Kitamura (Konan University), Shogo Kagawa (Konan University), Ryo Nagata (Konan University)
& Koutaro Funakoshi (Honda Research Institute Japan)
P03 “The difference of prosodic features according to function”
Megumi Takamura (Kwansei Gakuin University)
P04 “Basic Research in Japanese Moraic Nasal Production: Utterance Measurement Focusing on Phonetic Environments by Japanese Native Speakers”
Kenichi Ohyama (Tokyo Denki University), Masako Okubo (Aoyama Gakuin University)
& Keiko Hanzawa (Waseda University)
P05 “Production and Perception of Japanese /n/ and /r/ by Chongqing dialect speakers: Effects of phonetic environments”
Shuyi Yang (Kobe University)
P06 Lexicalized schwa in Armenian: the effects of lexical schwa
Astghik, Movsisyan (Nagoya University)
P07 “A study on the C/D model-based analysis of Japanese vowel devoicing”
Michinao Matsui (Osaka Health Science University)
P08 “The accent of declinable word in Suzuka Mie”
Haruka Takeuchi (Kokugakuin University)
P09 “Acoustic characteristic of “”the mood”” in the voice of the infant”
Yasuko Sakai (Konan Woman’s University), Narumi Amatsu (National Instruments Japan)
P10 “Falling tone, from historical accent materials standpoint”
Yuichiro Kasama (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Workshop Program (October 4th)

Workshop 1: “Current issues in the study of 3-pattern accent systems” (Venue: B207)
  • Organizer/Chair: Shinji Ogawa (Prefectural University of Kumamoto)
  • Presenter:
    • Kohei Matsukura (The University of Tokyo)
      “3-pattern accent system of Kitagata and Hamasaka dialects in Awara-shi, Fukui prefecture”
    • Hayato Aoi (JSPS/NINJAL)
      “3-pattern accent system of Tarama dialect”
    • Shinji Ogawa (Prefectural University of Kumamoto) & Reiko Aso (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
      “3-pattern accent system of Hateruma dialect”
  • Commentator: Nozomi Kodama (Kumamoto University)
Workshop 2: “Residual voices: how to catch them”(Venue: B204)
  • Organizer/Chair: Toshiyuki Sadanobu (Kobe University)
  • Presenter:
    • Toshiyuki Sadanobu & Ryoko Hayashi (Kobe University)
      “Residual voices and communication research”
    • Chunyue Zhu & Toshiyuki Sadanobu (Kobe University)
      “Residual voices and articulatory movement”
    • Mihoko Teshigawara (Komazawa University)
      “Residual voices and voice quality”
<Participation fee and proceedings>
Proceedings will be on sale at the registration booth (1000 yen for students, 2000 yen for members, and 3000 yen for non-members except students). Those presenting at the convention are asked to purchase the proceedings as participation fee. Students of undergraduate and graduate schools must show their student ID at registration. Proceedings will be on sale only at the convention venue. The public symposium is open to all.
<Proceedings back issues>
Back issues are on sale or distributed at registration. First come, first served. Pre-ordering and mailing will not be accepted.
The past two issues (27th and 28th conventions): 500 yen each
Issues before 26th convention: Free
<Membership registration>
If you wish to become a member, please register at the registration booth. Membership fee for this year is 7000 yen for members and 4000 yen for students. Admission fee is 1000 yen.
*Members cannot pay their membership fee at the convention registration.
<Party>
The convention party will be held on Day 1 (6pm, Saturday, October 3rd) at Japanese restaurant Sakura, 3rd floor, Academia Hall for Social Sciences, Rokkodai Daiichi Campus. Participation fee is 5000 yen for members, 3000 yen for students. Please make a reservation preferably by September 25th by sending your name and membership status (student member, non-student member, non-member) to psj.party2015@gmail.com. Participation without reservation will only be accepted when there is vacancy. Pre-registration is recommended.
<Lunch>
The venue will not provide lunches. The university cafeteria will be closed on both days. There are no restaurants or stores near the campus, so please bring your lunch to the venue.
<Nursery room>
The nursery room is available during the convention with the cooperation of the venue. The fee is at a reasonable price (500 yen/hour for one child). Participants with small children are encouraged to use this system. Please make a reservation in advance if you wish to use this system. Further information will be announced on the website.
<Exhibition>
Books and acoustical instruments will be exhibited on both days in Room B208.
<Wireless LAN>
Participants will be able to use the wireless LAN. Please stop by at the registration booth if you wish to use it during the convention.
<Convention administration committee >
Ryoko Hayashi (Chair), Shunyaku Shu, Shin’ichi Tanaka, Gabor Pinter, Yasunori Takahashi (Kobe University)
<Planning Committee>
Haruo Kubozono (Head), Yosuke Igarashi, Donna Erickson, Mafuyu Kitahara, Hideki Zamma, Mariko Sugawara, Keiichi Tajima, Shin’ichi Tanaka, Michinao Matsui, Toshio Matsuura, Tim Vance
<Access to venue (Kobe University, Rokkodai Daiichi Campus)>
Please get off at JR “Rokkomichi” station, Hankyu “Rokko” station, or Hanshin “Mikage” station. Please take the Kobe city bus #16 bound for Rokko Cable, and get off at “Shindai Kokusai Bunka Gakubu mae” station. You can also walk from Hankyu “Rokko” station (15 minutes). The campus is 5 minutes from Hankyu “Rokko” station and 10 minutes from JR “Rokkomichi” station by car. There are several campuses around the area. Please do not get off at “Kobe Daigaku Seimon mae” and “Bunri Nougakubumae” stations.