My name is Yoichi Mukai, and I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta. I received an MA in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies from Carleton University, a BA in Community Policy Studies from Aichi Gakusen University, and a post-graduate certificate in TESL from Algonquin College. I have taught Japanese at Carleton University, Université du Québec en Outaouais, etc.
My research interests lie in experimental phonetics and psycholinguistics. More specifically, my research focuses on pronunciation variants, particularly reduced forms, of Japanese words in casual speech and the effect of orthographic and phonological consistency in spoken word recognition. I am under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin V. Tucker and Dr. Juhani Järvikivi.