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Reiko Mazuka

【Degree】
PhD in Developmental Psychology, Cornell University
【Areas of specialization】
Developmental psychology, language acquisition, psycholinguistics,
Infant speech perception
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Paper

Miyazawa, K., Shinya, T., Martin, A., Kikuchi, H., & Mazuka, R. (in press). Vowels in Infant-directed speech: More breathy and more variable, but not clearer. Cognition.

Hirose, Y, & Mazuka, R. (2017). Exploiting pitch accent information in compound processing: A comparison between adults and 6- to 7-year-old children. Language Learning and Development. doi: 10.1080/15475441.2017.1292141

Sugiura, L., Toyota, T., Matsuba-Kurita, H., Iwayama, Y., Mazuka, R., Yoshikawa, T., & Hagiwara, H. (2017). Age-dependent effects of Catechol-O-Methyltransferase(COMT) Gene Val158Met Polymorphism on language function in developing children. Cerebral Cortex, 27(1), 104-116. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw371

Hayashi, A., & Mazuka, R. (2017). Emergence of Japanese Infants’ Prosodic Preferences in Infant-Directed Vocabulary. Developmental Psychology, 53(1), 28-37. doi:10.1037/dev0000259

Martin, A., Igarashi, Y., Jincho, N., & Mazuka, R. (2016). Utterances in infant-directed speech are shorter, not slower. Cognition, 156, 52-59. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2016.07.015

Ludusan, B., Cristia, A., Martin, A., Mazuka, R., & Dupoux, E. (2016). Learnability of prosodic boundaries: Is infant-directed speech easier? Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(2), 1239. doi: 10.1121/1.4960576

Mazuka, R. (2016). “Akachan wa douyatte gengo o manabunoka-nihongo no tokucho o riyou shite nyuuji on in hattatsu no katei o saguru.” (In Japanese). “Kokoro no kagaku, Special issue kokomade wakatta nou to kokoro” , 11-15.

Tsuji, S., Fikkert, P., Yamane, N., & Mazuka, R. (2016). Language-general biases and language-specific experience contribute to phonological detail in toddlers' word representations. Developmental Psychology, 52(3), 379-390. doi: 10.1037/dev0000093

Mazuka, R., Igarashi, Y., Martin, A., & Utsugi, A. (2015). Infant-directed speech as a window into the dynamic nature of phonology. Laboratory Phonology, 6(3-4), 281-303. doi: 10.1515/lp-2015-0009

Hawthorne, K., Mazuka, R., & Gerken, L. (2015). The acoustic salience of prosody trumps infants' acquired knowledge of language-specific prosodic patterns. Journal of Memory and Language, 82, 105-117.

Arai, M., Nakamura, C., & Mazuka, R. (2015). Predicting the unbeaten path through syntactic context. Journal of Experimental Psychology:Learning,Memory and Cognition, 41(2), 482-500.

Martin, A., Schatz, T., Versteegh, M., Dupoux, E., Mazuka, R., Miyazawa, K., & Cristia, A. (2015). Mothers speak less clearly to infants: A comprehensive test of the hyperarticulation hypothesis. Psychological Science, 26(3), 341-347.

Hirose, Y., & Mazuka, R. (2015). Predictive processing of novel compounds: Evidence from Japanese. Cognition, 136(2015), 350-358.

Tsuji, S., Mazuka, R, Cristia, A. & Fikkert, P. (2015). Even at 4 months, a labial is a good enough coronal, but not vice versa. Cognition, 134(2015), 252-256.

Matsuda, Y-T., Ueno, K., Cheng, K., Konishi, Y., Mazuka, R., & Okanoya, K. (2014). Auditory observation of infant-directed speech by mothers: experience-dependent interaction between language and emotion in the basal ganglia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 907. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00907.

Tsuji, S., Nishikawa, K., & Mazuka, R. (2014). Segmental distributions and consonant-vowel association patterns in Japanese infant- and adult-directed speech. Journal of Child Language, 41(6), 1276-1304. doi: 10.1017/S0305000913000469.

Jincho, N., Feng, G., & Mazuka, R. (2014). : Development of text reading in Japanese: An eye movement study. Reading and Writing, 27,1437-1465. doi: 10.1007/s11145-014-9500-9.

五十嵐 陽介, 馬塚 れい子. (2014). 対乳幼児会話のなかのイントネーション. 日本語学, 33(7), 40-52.

Gonzalez-Gomez, N., Hayashi, A., Tsuji, S., Mazuka, R., & Nazzi, T. (2014). The role of the input on the development of the LC bias: A crosslinguistic comparison. Cognition,132 (3), 301-311. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2014.04.004.

Mazuka, R., Hasegawa, M., & Tsuji, S. (2014). Development of non-native vowel discrimination: Improvement without exposure. Developmental Psychobiology, 56, 192-209. doi: 10.1002/dev.21193.

Arai, M., & Mazuka, R. (2014). The development of Japanese passive syntax as indexed by structural priming in comprehension. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(1), 60-78. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2013.790454.

Zervakis, J., & Mazuka, R. (2013). Effect of repeated evaluation and repeated exposure on acceptability ratings of sentences. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 42(6), 505-525.

Tsuji, S., Nishikawa, K., & Mazuka, R. (2013). Segmental distributions and consonant-vowel association patterns in Japanese infant- and adult-directed speech. Journal of Child Language, doi: 10.1017/S0305000913000469.

Sato, Y., Utsugi, A., Yamane, N., Koizumi, M., & Mazuka, R. (2013). Dialectal differences in hemispheric specialization for Japanese lexical pitch accent. Brain and Language, doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2013.09.008.

Gervain, J., Sebastian-Galles, N., Diaz, B., Laka, I., Mazuka, R., Yamane, N., Nespor, M., & Mehler, J. (2013). Word Frequency Cues Word Order in Adults: Cross-Linguistic Evidence. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:689, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00689.

Igarashi, Y., Nishikawa, K., Tanaka, K., & Mazuka, R. (2013). Phonological theory informs the analysis of intonational exaggeration in Japanese infant-directed speech. The Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 134(2), 1283-1294. Supplemental Material

Bion, R. A. H, Miyazawa, K., Kikuchi, H., and Mazuka, R. (2013). Learning phonemic vowel length from naturalistic recordings of Japanese infant-directed speech. PLOS ONE, 8(2), e51594.

Zervakis, J., & Mazuka, R. (2013). Effect of repeated evaluation and repeated exposure on acceptability ratings of sentences. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 42(6), 505-525

Minai, U., Jincho, N., Yamane, N., & Mazuka, R. (2012). What hinders child semantic computation: Children's universal quantification and the development of cognitive control. Journal of Child Language, 39(5), 919-956.

Tsuji, S., Gonzalez, G. N., Medina, V., Nazzi, T., & Mazuka, R. (2012). The labial-coronal effect revisited: Japanese adults say pata, but hear tapa. Cognition, 125(3), 413-428.

Nakamura, C., Arai, M., & Mazuka, R. (2012). Immediate use of prosody and context in predicting a syntactic structure. Cognition, 125(2), 317-323.

馬塚 れい子 (2012). 乳児の音声発達. 日本音響学会誌, 68(5), 241-247.

Sato, Y., Kato, M., & Mazuka, R. (2012). Development of single/geminate obstruent discrimination by Japanese infants: Early integration of durational and non-durational cues. Developmental Psychology, 48(1), 18-34.

Ito, K., Jincho, N., Minai, U., Yamane, N., & Mazuka, R. (2012). Intonation facilitates contrast resolution: Evidence from Japanese adults and 6-year olds. Journal of Memory and Language, 66(1), 265-284.

Mazuka, R., Cao, Y., Dupoux, E., & Christophe, A. (2011). The development of a phonological illusion: A cross-linguistic study with Japanese and French infants. Developmental Science, 14(4), 693-699.

Minagawa-Kawai, Y., van der Lely, H., Ramus, F., Sato, Y., Mazuka, R., & Dupoux, E. (2011). Optical brain imaging reveals general auditory and language-specific processing in early infant development. Cerebral Cortex, 21(2), 254-261.

Sato, Y., Mori, K., Koizumi, T., Minagawa-Kawai, Y., Tanaka, A., Ozawa, E., Wakaba, Y. & Mazuka, R. (2011). Functional lateralization of speech processing in adults and children who stutter. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 2, 1-10.

Matsuda, Y-T., Ueno, K., Waggoner, A. R., Erickson, D., Shimura, Y., Tanaka, K., Cheng, K., & Mazuka, R. (2011). Processing of infant-directed speech by adults. NeuroImage, 54(1), 611-621.

Sato, Y., Sogabe, Y., & Mazuka, R. (2010). Development of hemispheric specialization for lexical pitch-accent in Japanese infants. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(11), 2503-2513.

Sato, Y., Sogabe, Y., & Mazuka, R. (2010). Discrimination of phonemic vowel length by Japanese infants. Developmental Psychology, 46(1), 106-119.

Yoshida, K. A., Iversen, J. R., Patel, A. D., Mazuka, R., Nito, H., Gervain, J., & Werker, J. F. (2010). The development of perceptual grouping biases in infancy: A Japanese-English cross-linguistic study. Cognition, 115(2), 356-61.


Book & Book Chapters

Arita, S., Goto Butler, Y., Hauser, E., Horie, K., Mazuka, R., Shirai, Y., & Tsubakita, J. (Eds.). (2011). Papers from the Tenth Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences: Studies in Language Sciences 10. Kurosio Publishers, Tokyo.

Nakayama, M., Shirai, Y., & Mazuka, R. (2006). Handbook of East-Asian Psycholinguistics: Volume II, Japanese. Cambridge University Press.

Mazuka, R. (1998). The Development of Language Processing Strategies: A cross-linguistic study between Japanese and English. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Mazuka, R., & Nagai, N. (Eds.). (1995). Japanese Sentence Processing. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


Invited Presentation at Major Symposia & Colloquia

Mazuka, R. (December,2016). Getting the input right: Refining our understanding of what children hear. The 26th international conference on computational linguistics. Osaka, Japan.

Mazuka, R. (August, 2016). Building a fully annotated corpus of Infant-directed speech in Japanese. Workshop on corpus collection, (semi)automated analysis, and modeling of large-scale naturalistic language acquisition data. Cognitive Science meeting 2016. Philadelphia, PA.

Mazuka, R. (July, 2016). Emerging issues in global psychological research. Invited organizer of Emerging Psychologists' Symposium, 31st International Congress of Psychology. Kanagawa, Japan.

Mazuka, R. (March, 2016). Learning to be a native listener of Japanese. University of Maryland Cognitive Sciences Colloquium. College Park, MD.

Mazuka, R. (February, 2016). Learning to become a native listener of Japanese. The University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong.

Mazuka, R. (February, 2016). Learning to become a native listener of Japanese. Thammasat University, Thailand.

Mazuka, R. (November, 2015). Learning to be a native listener of Japanese. University of Rochester Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences Colloquium. Rochester, NY.

Martin, A., Tajima, K., & Mazuka, R. (September, 2015). Function word reduction in infant-directed Japanese International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology 2015. Tokyo, Japan.

Mazuka, R., & Hayashi, A. (September, 2015). Prosodic forms of infant-directed vocabulary can facilitate word learning. Workshop on infant speech perception. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Mazuka, R. (December, 2014). Learning that duration can be phonemic: Acquisition of duration-based vowel and consonant phonemic contrasts in Japanese. MARCS Wednesday Afternoon Research Colloquium, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.

Mazuka, R. (December, 2014). Optical imaging studies of Japanese lexical pitch accent acquisition. Workshop on the Role of Prosody in Language Learning: Stress, Tone and Intonation. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Mazuka, R., Martin, A., Igarashi, Y., & Utsugi, A. (July, 2014). Infant-directed speech as a window into the dynamic nature of phonology. The 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Tokyo, Japan.

Mazuka, R. (December, 2013). Learning to become a native listener of Japanese. Invited talk at Chung-Ang University International Symposium on BK21 PLUS. Seoul, Korea.

Mazuka, R., Sato, Y., Bion, R., Miyazawa, K., & Asai, T. (December, 2013). Learning that duration can be phonemic: Acquisition of duration-based vowel and consonant phonemic contrasts in Japanese. Invited talk at the 3rd International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology (3rd ICPP). Tokyo, Japan.

Tajima, K., Tanaka, K., Martin, A., & Mazuka, R. (December, 2013). Are phonemic length contrasts in Japanese exaggerated in infant-directed speech? Invited talk at the 3rd International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology (3rd ICPP). Tokyo, Japan.

Mazuka, R. (September, 2013). Learning that duration can be phonemic: Acquisition of duration-based vowel and consonant phonemic contrasts in Japanese. In the Lorentz Center workshop entitled: Modelling Meets Infant Studies in Language Acquisition, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Mazuka, R. (June, 2013). Learning that vowel duration is phonemic in Japanese: Insight from spontaneous infant-directed speech. Invited talk at the 15th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS2013), Nagasaki, Japan.

Mazuka, R. (March, 2013). Investigating human language acquisition using phonological features of Japanese. Invited talk at Microsoft Research, Seattle,WA.

Mazuka, R. (October, 2012).“Akachan ha "puraton no mondai wo do norikoerunoka-Nyuji onsei hattatsu kenkyu kara no shiten-"”(In Japanese).(Overcoming Plato's problem-A perspective from infant speech perception-) . Invited address at The 13th Meeting of The Society of Japanese Grammar, Nagoya, Japan.

Mazuka, R. (November, 2011). “Gengo no kakutoku to gakushu” (In Japanese). (Language acquisition and language learning). Invited address at International Symposium of Stress Science at Waseda University. Tokyo, Japan.

Mazuka, R. (October, 2011). “Nyuji onsei hattatsu kenkyu nyumon” (In Japanese). (Introduction to infant speech development). The 19th Phonetics Seminar of the Phonetic Society of Japan, RIKEN, Saitama, Japan.

Sato, Y., & Mazuka, R. (July, 2011). “Onsei gengo syori ni okeru nou hanno no hattatsuteki henka” (In Japanese). (Developmental changes in brain responses during speech processing). Invited presentation at the Auditory Research Meeting, sponsored by the Technical Committee of Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, the Acoustical Society of Japan, Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan.

Mazuka, R. (May, 2011). Investigating language acquisition through the prosodic development of Japanese. A talk given at Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherland.

Mazuka, R. (May, 2011). Investigating language acquisition through the prosodic development of Japanese. A talk given at Laboratoire Cognition et Developpement - CNRS, Paris, France.

Mazuka, R. (March, 2011). “Mazariizu kara manabu nihongo no inritsu tokusei” (In Japanese). Invited talk at the 2011 Spring Meeting of the Acoustical Society of Japan, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Mazuka, R. (February, 2011). Investigating language acquisition through the prosodic development of Japanese. A talk given at Infant Studies Center, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Mazuka, R. (February, 2011). Investigating language acquisition through the prosodic development of Japanese. A talk given at Center for Infant Studies, Department of Psychology, Stanford University. Stanford, CA.