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 and a post-graduate certificate in TESL from Algonquin College. I have taught Japanese at Carleton University and Université du Québec en Outaouais. I am under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin V. Tucker and Dr. Juhani Järvikivi.
I study phonetics and psycholinguistics. My research focuses on production and perception of reduced forms of words and the effect of pronunciation and spelling consistency in Japanese. Specifically, I investigate the impact of reduced forms of words on the effect of pronunciation and spelling consistency during the perception of spoken words by measuring the size of pupil dilation over time.