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Reiko Mazuka, Associate Professor of Psychology: Social and Health Sciences and Linguistics

Reiko Mazuka
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PhDCornell University1990
MSUniversity of Edinburgh1984
MANagoya University1983

Developmental Psychology
Developmental Psychology
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  • Youngon Choi  
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  1. Zervakis, J., & Mazuka, R., Effect of repeated evaluation and repeated exposure on acceptability ratings of sentences, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research (in press)
  2. Mazuka, R., The Development of Language Processing Strategies: A cross-linguistic study between Japanese and English (1998), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
  3. Bion, R., Miyazawa, K., Kikuchi, H., & Mazuka, R., Learning phonemic vowel length from naturalistic recordings of Japanese infant-directed speech, PLos ONE (in press)
  4. Mazuka, R., Nagai N. (Eds.), Japanese Sentence Processing (1995), Lawrence Erlbaum
  5. Tsuji, S., Gonzalez, G. N., Medina, V., Nazzi, T., & Mazuka, R., The labial-coronal effect revisited: Japanese adults say pata, but hear tapa, Cognition, vol. 125 no. 3 (2012), pp. 413-428.
  6. Mazuka, R., Itoh, K., Kondo, T., Cost of scrambling in Japanese sentence processing, in Papers from International East Asian Psycholinguistics Workshop, edited by M. Nakayama (2002), CSLI, Stanford, California
  7. Nakamura, C., Arai, M., & Mazuka, R., Immediate use of prosody and context in predicting a syntactic structure, Cognition, vol. 125 no. 3 (2012), pp. 413-428
  8. Choi, Y., Mazuka, R., Akahane-Yamada, R., Korean and Japanese children’s production of English /l/ and /r/, in Papers from the Workshop on Acquisition of East Asian Languages, edited by Nakayama, M. (2001), Kuroshio Publisher, Tokyo, Japan
  9. Ito, K., Jincho, N., Minai, U., Yamane, N., & Mazuka, R, Intonation facilitates contrast resolution: Evidence from Japanese adults and 6-year olds, Journal of Memory and Language, vol. 66 no. 1 (2012), pp. 265-284
  10. Mazuka, R., Friedman, R., Linguistic relativity in Japanese and English: Is language the primary determinant in object classification?, Journal of East Asian Linguistics (2000)
  11. Sato, Y., Kato, M., & Mazuka, R, Development of single/geminate obstruent discrimination by Japanese infants: Early integration of durational and non-durational cues, Developmental Psychology, vol. 48 no. 1 (2012), pp. 18-34
  12. Mazuka, R., Itoh, K., & Kondo, T., Processing down the Japanese garden-path sentences, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, vol. 26 no. 2 (1997), pp. 207-228
  13. Minai, U., Jincho, N., Yamane, N., & Mazuka, R, What hinders child semantic computation: Children's universal quantification and the development of cognitive control, Journal of Child Language, vol. 39 no. 5 (2012), pp. 919-956
  14. Misono, Y., Mazuka, R., Kondo, T., Kiritani, S., Effects and limitations of prosodic and semantic biases on syntactic ambiguity resolution of Japanese sentences, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, vol. 26 no. 2 (1997), pp. 229-245
  15. Mazuka, R., Cao, Y., Dupoux, E., & Christophe, A, The development of a phonological illusion: A cross-linguistic study with Japanese and French infants., Developmental Science, vol. 14 no. 4 (2011), pp. 693-699
  16. Mazuka, R., Can a grammatical parameter be set before the first word? Prosodic contributions to early setting of a grammatical parameter, in Signal to Syntax: Bootstrapping from Speech to Grammar in Early Acquisition, edited by J. Morgan, & K. Demuth (1996), Lawrence Erlbaum
  17. Minagawa-Kawai, Y., van der Lely, H., Ramus, F., Sato, Y., Mazuka, R., & Dupoux, E, Optical brain imaging reveals general auditory and language-specific processing in early infant development, Cerebral Cortex, vol. 21 no. 2 (2011), pp. 254-261
  18. Sato, Y., Mori, K., Koizumi, T., Minagawa-Kawai, Y., Tanaka, A., Ozawa, E., Wakaba, Y. & Mazuka, R, Functional lateralization of speech processing in adults and children who stutter, Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, vol. 2 (2011), pp. 1-10
  19. Yoshida, K.A., Iversen, J.R., Patel, A.D., Mazuka, R., Nito, H., Gervain, J., & Werker, J.F, The development of perceptual grouping biases in infancy: A Japanese-English cross-linguistic study, Cognition, vol. 115 no. 2 (2010), pp. 356-361
  20. Matsuda, Y-T., Ueno, K.-I., Waggoner, A., R, , Erickson, D., Shimura, Y., Tanaka, K., Cheng, K., & Mazuka, R, Processing of infant-directed speech by adults, NeuroImage, vol. 54 no. 1 (2010), pp. 611-621
  21. Sato, Y., Sogabe, Y., & Mazuka, R, Development of hemispheric specialization for lexical pitch-accent in Japanese infants, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 22 no. 11 (2010), pp. 2503-2513  [abs]
  22. Sato, Y., Sogave, Y., & Mazuka, R., Discrimination of phonemic vowel length by Japanese infants, Developmental Psychology, vol. 46 no. 1 (2010), pp. 106-199  [abs]

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