Tamami Katayama

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Tamami Katayama
Kumamoto University
Faculty of Life and Environmental Scienses
Job title
Associate Professor
PhD(Hokkaido University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2014
Sep 2016
Prefectural University of Hiroshima
Oct 2000
Jun 2002
a Japanese instructor, Thayer Academy


Sep 2011
Hokkaido University (PhD)
Oct 2006
Sep 2007
Developmental Linguistics, University of Edinburgh (MSc)
Apr 2003
Mar 2005
Hokkaido University(MA)

Published Papers

Tamami Katayama
Proceedings of Interspeech 2016, San Francisco, USA   190-194   Sep 2016   [Refereed]
Tamami Katayama
i-Perception   6(6) 1-13   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
How Do Listeners Discriminate Compound Words from Noun Phrases Using Syllable Duration
Tamami Katayama
ARELE(Annual Review of English Language Education in Japan)   (26) 1-11   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Is Perception of Syllable Duration Language Specific?
Tamami Katayama
10 55-65   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
ARELE : annual review of English language education in Japan   23 61-72   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
The present study investigated to what degree native English speakers and Japanese English learners with different levels of L2 proficiency employ the cues of syllable duration and pause between syllables to segment words. 12 native English speake...
How L1 and L2 Speakers Respond to Syllable Duration and Stress: A Study in Methods of Discriminating Between Compound Nouns and Noun Phrases
Tamami Katayama
Journal of life and environmental sciences   4 45-52   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
The Development of L2 Perception of Syllable Duration in Speech
Tamami Katayama
Hokkaido University, Doctoral dissertation      Sep 2011   [Refereed]
Journal of life and environmental sciences   3 31-38   Mar 2011   [Refereed]
Suprasegmental Effects on Word Segmentation by Native and Non-native English Speakers
Tamami Katayama
The Journal of International Media, Communication, and Tourism Studies   10 45-60   Apr 2010   [Refereed]
A Suprasegmental Threshold for L2 Pronunciation
Tamami Katayama
7 1-23   Mar 2010   [Refereed]
Effects of Stress on Native Speaker Evaluations of a Japanese English Learner’s Pronunciation
Tamami Katayama
HELES Journal   9 13-16   Dec 2009   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Effects of L1 Phonotactic Constraints on L2 Word Segmentation Strategies
Tamami Katayama
Interspeech 2016   9 Sep 2016   
Effects of Phonotactic Constraints on Vowel Perception by Native Japanese Speakers and Native English Speakers
Tamami Katayama
New Sounds 2016   10 Jun 2016   
The Effect of Stop and Fricative Consonants on
Tamami Katayama
26 Sep 2014   
Effect of Phonotactic Constraints on L2 Speech Processing
Tamami Katayama
Bias in Auditory Perception   19 Sep 2014   
The Place of Syllable Duration and Pause in Word Boundary Perception: A Comparative Study of Native English Speakers and Non-native Speakers
Tamami Katayama
JACET 2013   30 Aug 2013   
The Effects of Syllable Duration on Discrimination of Word Recognition by Native Speakers and Non-native Speakers of English: a Comparative Study
Tamami Katayama
JASELE 2013   11 Aug 2013   
Effects of Syllable Duration and Pause on Discrimination of Compound and Non-Compound Words
Tamami Katayama
JASELE 2010   Aug 2010   
IEICE technical report. Speech   20 Jun 2008   
This study examined how native English speakers and native Japanese speakers recognize pitch accent within Japanese words "ame" ('rain' for the first accent and 'candy' for the second accent). First, the sound stimuli of the words were synthesized...