I am a senior associate professor in the Center for Language Research at the University of Aizu. I am primarily interested in tone, phonation and consonant-tone interaction. I completed my dissertation at Rutgers University in October, 2013. My dissertation includes experimental work showing that voiced and voiceless unaspirated stop onsets are glottalized in Thai. In addition, I ran a perception experiment showing that the consonant-tone restrictions are productive in native Thai speakers' judgments. More recently, I have conducted field work on two dialects of Zhuang with the aim of investigating the tone systems and the role of creaky phonation in those systems. My other interests include investigating the articulatory phonetics of tone and phonation as well as Optimality Theory in both phonology and the phonology-syntax interface.
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University of Aizu
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I grew up in Vancouver, BC and possibly as a result of growing up surrounded by so much natural beauty, I love all forms of outdoor recreation, especially hiking. I also enjoy playing soccer and have always followed along with the highs and lows of the hockey team I grew up watching, the Vancouver Canucks.