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Reiko Mazuka

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Duke Box 90085, Durham, NC 27708-0085 (919) 660-5702 (office)
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Education

Ph.D.Cornell University1990
M.S.University of Edinburgh (Scotland)1984
MANagoya University1983
Areas of Research

Language Acquisition

Areas of Interest

infant speech perception
phonological development
prosody of Japanese
role of executive function on language acquisition
individual differences in infants' abiliy to learn language

Professional Experience / Employment History

RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Laboratory Head, Laboratory for Language Development, 2004 - present
Conferences Organized

editirial board : Japanese Society for Language Studies, editirial board : Japanese Society for Language Studies. 2008, 2008 - present  
editorial board, Syntax, 2007 - present  
Professional Service

DGS
Director of the Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology:Social & Health Sciences, 2001 - 2004  
Other Dept Service
Member, Third Year Review Committee for Makeba Wilbourn, January 2011  
Professional Activities
Organizing member : Study Group for Assistance for Developmental Disorder, IEICE, Organizing member : Study Group for Assistance for Developmental Disorder, IEICE. January 5, 2009, January 2009  
Editorial Activities
editorial board, Language Learning and Development, 2004 - present  
editorial board, Korean Journal of Cognitive Science, 2002 - present  
editorial board, Japanese Journal of Cognitive Science, 2002 - 2005  
Selected Recent Invited Talks

Acquiring versus Learning a Language (In Japanese), International Symposium on Stress, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, November, 2011  
Looking into human brain and human mind by studying infants' language acquisition (In Japanese), 2011 RIKEN Science Lectures, Tokyo, Japan, November, 2011  
Developmental changes in brain responses during speech processing (In Japanese), Auditory Perception Division Meeting, Acoustical Society of Japan, Tokyo Japan, July, 2011  
Investigating language acquisition through the prosodic development of Japanese, Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics, Njimegen, The Netherland, May, 2011  
Fronteers in Language Acquisition Research: Cues that facilitates association between sound and meaning in early vocabulary development (In Japanese), The 22nd annual meeting of Japan Society of Developmental Psychology, Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan, March, 2011  
Gaining insight into Japanese prosody from studying infant-directed speech (In Japanese), 2011 Spring meeting of Acoustical Society of Japan, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, March, 2011  
Investigating language acquisition through the prosodic development of Japanese, Center for Infant Studies, Department of Psychology, Stanford University.University, Stanford, CA, February, 2011  
Investigating language acquisition through the prosodic development of Japanese, Infant Studies Center, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Bancouver, Canada, February, 2011  
Investigating language acquisition through the prosodic development of Japanese, Center for Infant Studies, Department of Psychology, Stanford University.University, Stanford, CA, February, 2011  
Introduction to Infant Speech Perception Research (In Japanese), Saitama, Japan, 7 January 2011  
Investigating language acquisition through the prosodic development of Japanese, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science seminar series, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, August, 2010  
Learning the sound system of Japanese: What does it tell us about language acquisition?, The 20th International Congress on Acoustics (ICA2010), Sydney, Australia, August, 2010  
Universal and language specific ways of Infant Directed Speech: Linguistic, psycholinguistic, and brain imaging study of Japanese infant directed speech, MARCS Auditory Laboratory Colloquim, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, August, 2010  
Looking into the mechanism of language acquisition through the window of "Motherese", 35th meeting of Kansai Linguistic Society of Japan, Kyoto, Japan, June, 2010  
Learning the melody of a language: Investigation into language acquisition through the prosody of Japanese, Invited Special Session, General Conference of The Institute of Electronics, Information communication engineers (IEICE), Sendai, Japan, March, 2010  
Language specific ways of infant-directed speech., Emory University, 2009  
Sound, meaning, and characters in reading: The relationship between characters and sounds in reading Japanese (In Japanese; Gengo wa oto to imi, yomi wa oto to imi to moji: Nihongo no yomi ni okeru moji to oto no kankei), Yokohama, Japan, 2009  
The science of language acquisition: The front-line of infant language acquisition research combining psychological, linguistic, brain science and engineering methodologies (In Japanese; Akachan no gengo kakutoku wo kagaku suru―gengo gaku,shinri gaku,nou, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 2009  
Universal and language specific ways of infant directed speech: linguistic psycholinguistic, and brain imaging study of Japanese infant directed speech, University of Michigan, 2008  
Exaggerated Prosody in Infant-directed Speech?: Intonational Phonological Analysis of Japanese Infant-Directed Speech, University of North Carolina, November, 2007  
For whom does Motherese exist?, Saitama, Japan, June, 2007  
"Hahaoya tokuyuu no hanashikata (Motherese) wa otona no Nihongo to doochigau ka -- RIKEN Niongoboshikaiwa koopasu"(In Japanese: How do mothers speak differently to infants? -- RIKEN Mother-Infant Conversation Corpus --)., Onsei Symposium: Co-sponsored by Acoustic Society of Japan, The Institute of Elecgtronics, Information and Communication Engeneers, Information Processing Society of Japan, December, 2006  
Can Japanese speakers really not tell ebzo" from "ebuzo"? ", Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland, College Park, October, 2006  
Publications (listed separately)

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