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Dokkyo University
Dept. of English
Job title
Ph.D. in Linguistics(Sophia University)

Research Interests


Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Professor, Dokkyo University
Associate Professor, Dokkyo University
Assistant Professor, Dokkyo University

Published Papers

Perception of English sounds in an neutrlized environment in Japanese
Aoyagi, Makiko & Wang, Yue
Proc. the 31st Annual Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan   142-147   Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Aoyagi, Makiko
Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan   19(2) 22-32   Aug 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Weber, Andrea; Broersma, Mirjam; & Aoyagi, Makiko
Journal of Phonetics   39(4) 479-491   Oct 2011   [Refereed]
Broersma, Mirjam; Aoyagi, Makiko: & Weber, Andrea
Journal of Phonetic Society of America   14(1) 60-75   Apr 2010   [Refereed][Invited]
Perceptual effects of vowe devoicing - phonology vs phontics
Aoyagi, Makiko
Proc. the 21st Annual Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan   87-92   Sep 2007   [Refereed]
Perceptual Effects of Vowel Devoicing and its Working Range
Aoyagi, Makiko
Proc. the 16th ICPhS (2007)   785-788   Aug 2007   [Refereed]
Perceptual Effects of Vowel Devoicing and Reduction in Japanese
Aoyagi, Makiko
Ph.D. Disseration, Sophia University      Mar 2006   [Refereed]
Japanese vowel devoicing in OGI_TS
Aoyagi, Makiko; Komatsu, Masahiko; Sugawara, Tsutomu
Proc. the 19th Annual Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan   113-118   Sep 2005   [Refereed]
Japanese vowel devoicing in OGI_TS and mora-rhythm - from the number of segment to phonetic duration
Komatsu, Masahiko; Aoyagi, Makiko; Sugawara, Tsutomu
Proc. the 19th Annual Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan   107-112   Sep 2005   [Refereed]
Vowel devoicing vs. mora-timed rhythm in spontaneous Japanese: Inspection of phonetic labels of OGI_TS
Komatsu, Masahio and Aoyagi, Makiko
Proc. InterSpeech 2005   2461-2464   Sep 2005   [Refereed]


Is it ever valid to transcribe English sounds in the Katakana syllabaries?
Aoyagi, Makiko
GCD English Newsletter (Obunsha)   (60) 11   Oct 2017   [Invited]
A report from ICPhS 2015
Aoyagi, Makiko
JABAE NEWS   (56) 5-5   May 2016   [Invited]

Books etc

Basic Genius English-Japanese Dictionary, 2nd ed.
AOYAGI Makiko (Part:Supervisor, Editoria supervision on phonetic alphabrets and transcriptions)
Taishukan   Nov 2017   
LEXIS English-Japanese Dictionary
Makiko Aoyagi
Obunsha   Dec 2002   
LEXIS English-Japanese Dictionary (Collaborator)
Obunsha   2002   
Signals and Systems for Speech and Hearing
S. Roesen, P. Howell, translated by T. Arai, T. Sugawara (Part:Joint Translation, Chapters 1-4 and notes for exercises thereof)
Kaibundo   Aug 1998   
Signals and Systems for Speech Hearing (Co-translator)
Kaibundod   1998   

Conference Activities & Talks

Perception of L2 sounds partially neutralized in L1 – a comparison between Fu/who and see/she by Japanese listeners
Makiko Aoyagi, Yue Wang
PhonArea Meeting, March 2018, Dept of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University   19 Mar 2018   
What various data types tell us more about 2AFC identification of f/h
Makiko Aoyagi, Yue Wang
Lang and Brain Lab Presentation, Summer 2017, Simon Fraser University   14 Aug 2017   
Identification of /f/ and /h/ in neutralized environments - a prelminary report
Makiko Aoyagi, Yue Wang
The 3rd PhonArea Meeting, Dept of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University   1 Jun 2017   
Identification of /f/ and /h/ in the neutralized environment by Japanese listeners -A preliminary discussion
Makiko Aoyagi, Yue Wang
Lang and Brain Lab Presentations, Spring 2017, Simon Fraser University   14 Apr 2017   
Perceptual Effects of Vowel Devoicing [Invited]
Makiko Aoyagi
Linguistics Colloquium, Simon Fraser University   Nov 2016   
Move, moobu or moof: Comparison of Japanese and Dutch accented speech [Invited]
Mirjam Broersma, Makiko Aoyagi, Andrea Weber
International Conference of Phonetics and Phonology 2009   Aug 2009   
Perceptual Effects of Vowel Devoicing and Reduction in Japanese [Invited]
Makiko Aoyagi
The 10th Anniversary Meeting of Phonological Society of Japan   Jun 2007   
Vowel Devoicing and Mora-timed Rhythm – inspection of multilingual corpus OGI_TS
Masahiko Komatsu & Makiko Aoyagi
TCP (Tokyo Circle of Phonologists)   Jul 2005   
Vowel Reduction and its effect on perception [Invited]
Makiko Aoyagi
Informal Talk on Voice   Jul 2005   
Voicing jugement of stops following voiced/devoiced vowels by Japanese
Aoyagi, Makiko
The 14th Meeting of Sophia Linguistics Society   26 Jun 1999   

Research Grants & Projects

Perceptual effects of Vowel devoicing and reduction

Social Contribution

Judge for the 2016 English Speech Contest at Nanryo High School, Saitama
[Others]  Jun 2016
Judge for the 2012 Soka City Inter-Junior High Schools English Speech Contest
[Others]  Education Board of Soka City  Oct 2012


Mar 2002   THE NEWS (Notos), From Apr/95 to Feb/Mar/2002 Issues
A monthly booklet of compiled Rueter photo/news articls and notes.
Editing notes, writing scripts, narration of the scripts.
Mar 1998   English Program with THE NEWS (Able-Notos) From Apr/97 to Mar/98 Issues
Correspondence English Program (by Able Co.) using Notos' news magazine "THE NEWS."
Lectures on articles, English grammar/expressions, and passsage reading (aloud) -- all recorded on tapes.
Dec 1993   Perspectives on Japan, Tokyo Central, Inc.
Narration for the vedeo material (English)
Feb 1991   NIHONGO, the Japanese Lanuage (Jan/Feb, 1991 Issues)
A monthly magazine on Japanese language teaching.
Narration/recording of exercises.