Shigeto Kawahara


Assistant Professor
The Keio Institute of Language and Cultural Studies

Fields of interest:

Influence of phonetics on phonology

Speech-perception and its relation to phonology

Emergent linguistic patterns

A corpus/experiment-based approach to Japanese rap rhymes and imperfect puns

Online experiments for linguistic research

The quality of phonological data

Accents and intonation

Recent publications:

Sh. Kawahara, A. Braver
Durational properties of emphatically-lengthened consonants in Japanese.
Journal of International Phonetic Association. (in press)

K. Syrett, Sh. Kawahara
Production and perception of listener-oriented clear speech in child language.
Journal of Child Language. (Online first)

Sh. Kawahara
Testing Japanese loanword devoicing: Addressing task effects.
Linguistics 51(6): 1271 – 1299.(2013)

Sh. Kawahara, Shin-ichiroo Sano
A corpus-based study of geminate devoicing in Japanese: Linguistic factors.
Language Sciences 40: 300-307. (2013)

Sh. Kawahara,
The phonology of Japanese accent.
The Handbook of Japanese Language and Linguistics: Phonetics and Phonology, Haruo Kubozono (ed.). Mouton. (in press)

A. Coetzee, Sh. Kawahara
Frequency biases in phonological variation.
Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. 31(1): 47-89. (2013)

Sh. Kawahara, Shigeto
Lyman’s Law is active in loanwords and nonce words: Evidence from naturalness judgment studies.
Lingua 122(11): 1193-1206. (2012)

Sh. Kawahara
Aspects of Japanese loanword devoicing.
Journal of East Asian Linguistics20(2): 169–194. (2011)

Sh. Kawahara,
Japanese loanword devoicing revisited: A rating study.
Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. 29(3): 705-723. (2011)

Sh. Kawahara
Half rhymes in Japanese rap lyrics and knowledge of similarity.
Journal of East Asian Linguistics (JEAL) 16.2: 113-144. Eratta. (2007)