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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Hitomi  Nakata (IPA: hitomi nakata)
Institution: Kanagawa University
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State and/or Country: Saitama
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Japanese Family
Selected Publications: - Acoustic analysis of rhythmic patterning between spoken and sung utterances in Japanese
- Perception of Speech Rhythm in Japanese: Counting speech units by a tapping test
- The relationship between note values and speech timing - Moraic representation on Japanese children’s songs
- Correlations between musical aptitude and L2 phonetic aptitude in
Japanese by native speakers of English
Courses Taught: English Phonetics
Pronunciation Practice
TOEIC preparations
English Comprehension
Communication in English
Presentation in English
Japanese (Introductory-Advanced)
Dissertation Abstract: Timing Relationship Between Spoken and Sung Utterances in Japanese: Speech rhythm and musical rhythm

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