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Kaori Idemaru


(PhD, Japanese Linguistics, University of Oregon; MA TESOL University of Northern Iowa) has experience teaching Japanese and English in the United States and Japan. Areas of her research include speech production, perception and learning. She is an Assistant Professor of Japanese Linguistics in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

Recent Publications:

  • Idemaru, K., & Holt, L. L. (2013). The long developmental trajectory of children’s perception and production of English /r/-/l/. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 1334232 – 4246.
  • Idemaru, K., Holt, L. L., & Seltman, H.  (2012).  Individual differences in cue weights are stable across time: the case of Japanese stops lengths.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132(6), 3950-3964.
  • Idemaru, K., & Holt, L. L.  (2011).  Word recognition reflects dimension-based statistical learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37(6), 1939-1956
  • Holt, L. L. & Idemaru, K. (2010). Speech Perception. In Irving B. Weiner & W. Edward Craighead, (Eds), Corsini’s Encyclopedia of Psychology, Fourth Edition. Wiley, NJ.
  • Idemaru, K. & Guion, S. G. (2008). Acoustic covariants of length contrast in Japanese stops. Journal of International Phonetic Association, 38(2), 167-186.
  • Frishkoff, G., Levin, L., Pavlik, P., Idemaru, K. & de Jong, N. (2008). A model-based approach to second-language learning of grammatical constructions. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington DC, USA, 1665-1670.
  • Idemaru, K. & Holt, L. L. (2007). Relational timing or absolute duration? Cue weighting in the perception of Japanese singleton vs. geminate stops. Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbruecken, Germany, 753-756.

LT courses and electives taught:

  • EALL 440/540 Japanese and Korean Phonetics
  • JPN 410/510 Japanese Pedagogical Grammar
  • EALL 407/507 Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Sociophonetics
  • EALL 607 Chinese, Japanese, and Korean L2 phonetics
  • LT 611 Terminal Project I