Takayuki NagaminePhD student, Associate Lecturer
I am interested in a broad range of topics related to speech. In my PhD project, I am particularly keen on understanding the articulatory aspects of second/foreign language speech using ultrasound tongue imaging.
I aim to identify:
- what articulatory gestures are important in contrasting English /l r/,
- what differences can be found in gestures among liquids in English and Japanese, and:
- how such differences in the number/magnitude of articulatory gestures influence the Japanese English learners' production of English liquids.
I use the ultrasound tongue imaging technique in order to visualise the tongue movement during speakers' production of English/Japanese liquids and to quantify the degree of tongue movement.
My PhD research is funded by Graduate Scholarship for Degree Seeking Students by Japan Student Services Organisation (JASSO) and a research grant by the Murata Science Foundation.
I usually teach on modules/classes related to Phonetics and Phonology.
- LING103 (Linguistics)
- LING221 (Sounds of the World's Languages)
- LING223 (English Phonetics)
In the academic year 2022/23, I am involved in the following:
- Teaching: LING103 (Linguistics), LING221 (Sounds of the World's Languages)
- Research Assistant: TARDIS project convened by Dr Patrycja Strycharczuk (Manchester) and Dr Sam Kirkham (Lancaster)
Previously, I have undertaken the following roles within Lancaster University:
- Teaching: LING223 (English Phonetics) 2021/22
- Program Committee Member: LAEL PG Conference Organisation Committee 2022