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Curriculum Vitae

Mafuyu Kitahara, Ph.D.
in Linguistics and Cognitive Science

Professor

School of Law
Waseda University

Feb. 2016

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Publications

(I) Research papers

Keiichi Tajima, Mafuyu Kitahara, and Kiyoko Yoneyama (2015)
``Production of an Allophonic Variant in a Second Language: The Case of Intervocalic Alveolar Flapping,'' JELS 32, pp.139-145.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Kiyoko Yoneyama (2014)
``Voicing Effect on Vowel Duration: Corpus Analyses of Japanese Infants and Adults, and Production Data of English Learners'', Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 18-1, pp.30-39.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Kiyoko Yoneyama (2014)
``Durational Variations Caused by the Following Consonant: Corpus Analyses of Japanese Children and Adults, and Adult English Learners' Production'', English Linguistic Society of Japan, JELS 31, pp.44-48.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Keiichi Tajima, and Kiyoko Yoneyama (2013)
``Deriving functional load of phonemes from a prosodically extended neighborhood analysis,'' POMA 19, 060186 (2013) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4800631

Mafuyu Kitahara (2009)
``An Overview of Stochastic Methods in Optimality-Theoretic Approaches,'' Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 13-2, pp. 45-51.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Kenya Nishikawa, Yosuke Igarashi, Takahito Shinya and Reiko Mazuka (2008)
``Tai nyuji hatsuwa ni okeru picchi akusento no seishitsu ni tsuite: riken nihongo boshi kaiwa koopasu o mochiita bunseki [Characteristics of pitch accents in infant-directed speech: An analysis of Riken Japanese Mother-Infant Conversation Corpus],'' Technical Report of IEICE, 108-338(SP2008-101), pp.133-136.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2008)
``Saishoo tairitsu ni okeru on-in shisutemu no yugami to fukinkoo [Distortion and imbalance of phonological systems in minimal pairs],'' in Kazuhiro Kodama and Tetsuharu Koyama (eds.) Kotoba to ninchi no mekanizumu, Yamanashi Masaaki Kyooju Kanreki Kinen Ronbunshuu [Mechanism of language and cognition: A Festschrift for Professor Masaaki Yamanashi] , pp. 545-556, Tokyo: Hitsuji-shobo

Mafuyu Kitahara (2008)
``Context of oppositions for an estimation of phonemic functional load,'' Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan 12-1, pp. 15-23.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2007)
``Kinoo futanryoo to on-intaikei no yugami o megutte: nihongo tai eigo [On functional load and the distortion of phonological systems: Japanese and English],'' in Tetsuo Nishihara, Shin-ichi Tanaka, and Yoji Toyoshima (eds.) Gendai on-inron no yoten [Discussion in Modern Phonology] pp. 187-199, Nagoya: Kogaku Shuppan

Mafuyu Kitahara (2006)
``Akusento tairitsu no bumpu ni tsuite [On the distribution of accentual oppositions],'' in Onsei Bunpoo Kenkyuukai [Spoken Language Working Group] (ed.) Bunpoo to Onsee [Speech and Grammar] vol. V, pp. 147-158, Tokyo: Kurosio

Haruka Fukazawa and Mafuyu Kitahara (2005)
``Ranking paradox in consonant voicing in Japanese,'' in J. van de Weijer, K. Nanjo, and T. Nishihara (eds.) Voicing in Japanese, Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 105-121.

Masahiro Nagayama and Mafuyu Kitahara (2005)
``Muimigo kioku kadai ni okeru hatsuwa sokudo to rizumu no eikyoo [The effect of speech rate and rhythm in nonsense word memorization task],'' On'in Kenkyuu [Phonological Studies] 8, pp. 73-80.

Haruka Fukazawa and Mafuyu Kitahara (2004)
``Wordlikeness for Lexical Strata in Japanese,'' in Onsei Bunpoo Kenkyuukai [Spoken Language Working Group] (ed.) Bunpoo to Onsee [Speech and Grammar] vol. IV, pp. 145-160.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Shigeaki Amano (2003)
``Perceptual category structure of pitch accent in Tokyo Japanese,'' in Deborah Burleson, Caitlin Dillon and Robert Port (eds.) IULC working papers in linguistics, vol 4, Speech Prosody and Timing: Dynamic Aspects of Speech, Indiana University Linguistic Club, Bloomington, IN.

Haruka Fukazawa and Mafuyu Kitahara (2003)
``No opacity in OT,'' in Takeru Honma, Masao Okazaki, Toshiyuki Tabata and Shin-ichi Tanaka (eds.) A New Century of Phonology and Phonological Theory: A Festschrift for Professor Shosuke Haraguchi on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday, pp. 3-11. Tokyo: Kaitakusha.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Tadao Murata, and Haruka Fukazawa (2003)
``Rate induced resyllabification and sonority scale in Japanese,'' in Proceedings of the 15th ICPhS, pp. 2641-2644.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2003)
``Nihongo On'inron ni okeru kinoo futanryoo to inritsu no kankee [Functional load and prosody in Japanese phonology],'' On'in Kenkyuu [Phonological Studies] 6, pp. 69-78.

Haruka Fukazawa, Mafuyu Kitahara and Mitshuhiko Ota (2002)
``Acquisition of Phonological Sub-lexica in Japanese: An OT Account'', in Yukio Otsu (ed.) Proceedings of the Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, Tokyo: Hitsuji Shobo, pp. 97-114

Bushra A. Zawaydeh, Keiichi Tajima and Mafuyu Kitahara (2002)
``Discovering Arabic rhythm through a speech cycling task,'' in Dilworth B. Parkinson and Elabbas Benmamoun (eds.) Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XIII-XIV, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 39-58.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2002)
``Ninchi kagaku to picchi akusento no kenkyuu [Cognitive science and pitch accent studies]'', Onsee Kenkyuu [Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan] 6, pp. 35-41.

Haruka Fukazawa, Mafuyu Kitahara and Mitshuhiko Ota (2002)
``Constraint-based modelling of split phonological systems,'' On'in Kenkyuu [Phonological Studies] 5, pp. 115-120.

Haruka Fukazawa and Mafuyu Kitahara (2002)
``Yuuhyoosee seeyaku ni okeru shitee no doai [Degrees of specification in markedness constraints],'' On'in Kenkyuu [Phonological Studies] 5, pp. 13-20.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Shigeaki Amano (2001)
``Perception of pitch accent categories in Tokyo Japanese,'' Gengo Kenkyu [Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan] 120, pp. 1-34.

Haruka Fukazawa and Mafuyu Kitahara (2001)
``Domain-relative faithfulness and the OCP: rendaku revisited,'' in Jeroen van de Weijer and Tetsuo Nishihara (eds.) Issues in Japanese Phonology and Morphology, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin and New York, pp. 85-109.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2001)
Category structure and function of pitch accent in Tokyo Japanese, Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Shigeaki Amano (2001)
``Effects of devoiced mora and homophones on pitch accent perception,'' Proceedings of the Fall 2001 Meeting of the Acoustical Society of Japan, pp. 427-428.

Haruka Fukazawa and Mafuyu Kitahara (2001)
``Domain-free self-conjunction and featural fusion in rendaku,'' Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Phonology and Morphology, The Phonology-Morphology Circle of Korea, pp. 58-65.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Shigeaki Amano (2000)
``Functional load of pitch accent based on word familiarity,'' Proceedings of the Fall 2000 Meeting of the Acoustical Society of Japan, pp. 291-292.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Shigeaki Amano (2000)
``Functional load of pitch accent for identifying words in Japanese,'' Technical Report of IEICE, SP2000-35, pp. 23-30.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2000)
``Rhythm in speech production and dynamical systems theory: a preliminary analysis,'' On'in Kenkyuu 3 [Phonological Studies], Nihon On'inron Gakkai [The Phonological Society of Japan] (ed.), pp. 11-18, Tokyo: Kaitakusya.

Keiichi Tajima, Bushra A. Zawaydeh, Mafuyu Kitahara, and Robert F. Port (1999)
``Finding acoustic evidence of cross-linguistic differences in rhythm: A speech cycling approach,'' Proceedings of the Fall 1999 Meeting of the Acoustical Society of Japan. Shimane Univ., Matsue, Japan, pp. 347-348.

Keiichi Tajima, Bushra A. Zawaydeh, Mafuyu Kitahara, and Robert F. Port (1999)
``Cross-linguistic comparison of speech rhythm using a speech cycling task,'' Proceedings of the 13th General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan. Touhoku Univ., Sendai, Japan, pp. 83-88.

Keiichi Tajima, Bushra A. Zawaydeh and Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``A Comparative Study of Speech Rhythm in Arabic, English, and Japanese,'' Proceedings of the XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, pp. 285-288.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``Accentual Contrast Maintenance and Vowel Devoicing in Tokyo Japanese,'' Proceedings of the XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, pp. 2363-2366.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``Hatsuwa sanshutsu to chikaku ni okeru rizumu no kenkyuu: onsee kenkyuu to ninchi kagaku no intaafeisu no ittan to shite [Studies on rhythm in speech production and perception: an aspect of the interface between phonetics and cognitive science],'' Onsee Kenkyuu 3 [Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan], pp. 41-47.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``Vowel devoicing and the function of pitch accent,'' Technical report of IEICE, SP1999-46, pp. 48-51.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``Vowel Devoicing and the Loss of H* Tone in Tokyo Japanese,'' On'in Kenkyuu 2 [Phonological Studies], Nihon On'inron Gakkai [The Phonological Society of Japan] (ed.), pp. 93-100, Tokyo: Kaitakusya.

Haruka Fukazawa, Mafuyu Kitahara, and Mitsuhiko Ota (1999)
``Tajuu Shoogoo seeyaku to Goisoo no Kakutoku: Nihongo kara no Shooko [Multiple Faithfulness in the Structure and Acquisition of Lexical Strata: Evidence from Japanese],'' On'in Kenkyuu 2 [Phonological Studies], Nihon On'inron Gakkai [The Phonological Society of Japan] (ed.), pp. 77-84, Tokyo: Kaitakusya.

Haruka Fukazawa, Mafuyu Kitahara and Mitsuhiko Ota (1998)
``Lexical Stratification and Ranking Invariance in Constraint-based Grammars,'' in M. Catherine Gruber, Derrick Higgins, Kenneth S. Olson, and Tamra Wysocki (eds.) Proceedings of CLS 34-2 The Panels, pp. 47-62.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1998)
``Vowel Devoicing and the Loss of Lexical Accent in Tokyo Japanese,'' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 103, pp. 2889-2890.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1998)
``Vowel Devoicing and the Loss of Lexical Accent in Tokyo Japanese,'' Proceedings of the 16th International Congress on Acoustics and the 135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, pp. 1241-1242.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1998)
``The Interaction of Pitch Accent and Vowel Devoicing in Tokyo Japanese,'' in D. Silva (ed.) Japanese/Korean Linguistics 8, pp. 303-315, CSLI & SLA, Stanford, CA.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1997)
``On'inron to Bunpoo (Phonology and Grammar),'' in Onsei Bunpoo Kenkyuukai (hen) Bunpoo to Onsee (Spoken Language Working Group (ed.) Speech and Grammar), pp. 213-231, Kuroshio, Tokyo.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1996)
``Nihongo ni okeru Museika Onsetsu to Picchi Akusento no Jitsugen ni tsuite (Devoiced Syllables and the Realization of Pitch Accent in Japanese),'' Gengogaku Kenkyuu 14, pp. 1-16, Kyoto University.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1996)
``Consonant Gemination and Accent in Japanese Loanwords,'' in Koizumi, M., M. Oishi and U. Sauerland (eds.) Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 2, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 29, pp. 61-79.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1993)
``Nihongo ni okeru tekikau na onsetsu no hasei ni tsuite: sosei hairetsuzu riron ni yoru kentou (On the Derivation of Well-Formed Syllable in Japanese: Analysis by Feature Geometry Theory),'' Gengogaku Kenkyuu 12, pp. 55-72, Kyoto University.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1993)
``Nihongo no bunsetsuso on'inron ni okeru ikutsuka no mondai (Some Problems in Japanese Segmental Phonology),'' Proceedings of the Kansai Linguistic Society 13, pp. 85-95.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1993)
Feature Geometry and Underspecification in Segmental Phonology of Japanese, M.A. Thesis, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1993)
``Some Analysis of Japanese Phonology Based on Feature Geometry,'' Proceedings of the 6th Summer Conference 1992 Tokyo Linguistic Forum, pp. 117-130.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1991)
Nihongo no rendaku ni tsuite (On Sequential Voicing in Japanese), B.A. Thesis, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

(II) Overview, Translation and such

Mafuyu Kitahara and Keiichi Tajima (2011)
``Onsei bunseki sofutowea Praat o mochiita chooshu jikken: F0 saigoosee ni yoru shigeki sakusei to jikken no seigyo [Listening experiment using Praat, a speech analysis software: Generating stimuli with F0 resynthesis and preparing an experiment],'' Journal of the Acoustical Society of Japan (J) 67-8 (August 2011), pp.345-350.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Keiichi Tajima (2008)
``Praat de onsei o kashika suru [Visualize speech via Praat],'' Gengo , 2008 July to December issues, Tokyo: Taishukan.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2006)
``On'inron [Phonology],'' in Ryoji Suzuki (ed.) Gengo Kagaku no Hyakkajiten [Encyclepedia of Linguistic Sciences] , Section 1-4, Tokyo: Maruzen.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2005)
``On'inron to jikken onseigaku no kankei (jikken on'inron) [Phonology and experimental phonetics (labratory phonology)],'' in T. Nishihara and K. Nasukawa (eds.) Saishin no on'inriron handobukku (The handbook of phonological Theories), Chapter 13, pp. 185-197, Tokyo: Eihosha.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2002)
``Jikken on'inron ni okeru kouken: Toku ni deeta beesu, koopasu no riyoo ni tsuite [Contributions in laboratory phonology: Use of database and corpus]'', Conference Handbook of the 20th National Conference of the English Linguistic Society of Japan, pp. 172-176.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2001)
``Psychophonology and auditory phonology,'' Conference Handbook of the 19th National Conference of the English Linguistic Society of Japan, pp. 242-247.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2001)
``Ninchikagaku to Saitekisei Riron [Cognitive Science and Optimality Theory],'' Gengo 30-10, pp.62-63.

Paul Smolensky [Translated by Haruka Fukazawa and Mafuyu Kitahara] (2001)
``Q and A: Saitekisei riron no gokai o toku [Q and A: toward misconceptions of OT],'' Gengo 30-10, pp.77-85.

Paul Smolensky [Translated by Haruka Fukazawa and Mafuyu Kitahara] (2001)
``Ima naze saitekisei riron ka [Why OT now?],'' Gengo 30-10, pp.16-26.

(III) Oral/poster presentations

Mafuyu Kitahara (2016)
``Production and perception of flaps by Japanese learners of English,'' International Workshop of the Phonetic Society of Japan, University of Tokyo, Jan 31.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Keiichi Tajima, and Kiyoko Yoneyama (2016)
``Production and perception of allophonic variations in L2,'' Talk presented at phonetics lab, Sophia University, Jan 14.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Keiichi Tajima, and Kiyoko Yoneyama (2015)
``Perception and production of non-phonemic propoerties by L2 learners,'' Annual Meeting of the Phonology and Morphology Circle in Korea, Seoul, Korea, Dec 19.

Keiichi Tajima, Mafuyu Kitahara, and Kiyoko Yoneyama (2015)
``Production of a non-contrastive sound in a second language,'' 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland, Aug 13.

Keiichi Tajima, Mafuyu Kitahara, and Kiyoko Yoneyama (2014)
``Production of an allophonic variant in a second language: The case of inervocalic alveolar flapping,'' The 32nd Conference of the English Linguistic Society of Japan, Gakushuin Unviersity, Tokyo, Nov 9.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Keiichi Tajima, and Kiyoko Yoneyama (2014)
``Production of a non-phonemic variant in a second language: Acoustic analysis of Japanese speaker's production of American English flap'', 168th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Indianapolis, IN, Oct 28.

Haruka Fukazawa, Shigeto Kawahara, Mafuyu Kitahara, and Shinichiro Sano (2014)
``Two is too much: [p] driven geminate devoicing in Japanese'', Phonology Forum 2014, Univ of Tokyo, Tokyo, Aug 22.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Keiichi Tajima, and Kiyoko Yoneyama (2014)
``Production of a non-phonemic contrast by native and non-native speakers: The case of American English flap'', Laboratory Phonology 14, NINJAL, Tokyo, July 26.

Haruka Fukazawa, Shigeto Kawahara, Mafuyu Kitahara, and Shinichiro Sano (2014)
``[p]-driven devoicing of geminates in Japanese: Empirical data and a formal analysis'', Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 7, ICU, Tokyo, June 28

Kiyoko Yoneyama and Mafuyu Kitahara (2013)
``Acquisition of word-final English voiced stops by Japanese learners of English: A case of voiced alveolar stops,'' International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology 3, NINJAL, Tokyo, December 21.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Kiyoko Yoneyama (2013)
``The effect of postvocalic voicing on durational characteristics of vowels in Japanese and L2 English,'' International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology 3, NINJAL, Tokyo, December 21.

Haruka Fukazawa, Shigeto Kawahara, Mafuyu Kitahara and Shin-Ichiro Sano (2013)
``[p] causes devoicing of geminates in Japanese,'' International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology 3, NINJAL, Tokyo, December 20.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Kiyoko Yoneyama (2013)
``Kozoku shiin niyoru boincho no henka: youji/seijin no nihongo kopasu bunseki to seijin no eigo gakushu deeta, [Change of vowel duration by the following consonant: corpus analyses of Japanese child and adult, and data from Japanese adult learning English, '' 31st meeting of English Linguistic Society of Japan (invited talk), Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, November 10.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Keiichi Tajima, and Kuniyoshi Tanaka (2013)
``Praat ni yoru onsee kakoo to chikaku jikken no jisshiho [Speeh manipulation and perception experiments using Praat],'' 130th Technical Seminar of Acoustical Society of Japan, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Oct. 31 -- Nov. 1st.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Keiichi Tajima, and Kiyoko Yoneyama (2013)
``Deriving functional load of phonemes from a prosodically extended neighborhood analysis,'' ICA/ASA 2013, Palais des congres de Montreal, Montreal, June 6.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Kuniyoshi Tanaka, and Keiichi Tajima (2012)
``Praat ni yoru onsee kakoo to chikaku jikken no jisshiho [Speeh manipulation and perception experiments using Praat],'' 122nd Technical Seminar of Acoustical Society of Japan, Zenkoku Kaden Kaikan, Tokyo, Nov. 2nd -- 3rd.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Ken'ya Nishikawa, Yosuke Igarashi, Takahito Shinya, and Reiko Mazuka (2011)
``Delayed-fall of pitch accents in Japanese Infant-Directed and Adult-Directed Speech,'' International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology 2011, Kyoto, Dec. 12.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Ken'ya Nishikawa, Yosuke Igarashi, Takahito Shinya, and Reiko Mazuka (2011)
``Alignment and scaling of pitch accents in Japanese Infant-Directed and Adult-Directed Speech,'' MIT Phonology Circle, MIT, Cambridge, MA, Sept. 19.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2010)
``Lexical distinctiveness of tones and segments in Japanese, '' MIT Phonology Circle, MIT, Cambridge, MA, Apr. 10.

Keiichi Tajima and Mafuyu Kitahara (2010)
``Praat ni yoru onkyoo bunseki nyumon [Introduction to acoustic analysis with Praat,'' 18th Phonetics Seminar, Phonetic Society of Japan, Kokugakuin University, Tokyo, Mar. 13.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2009)
``Probabilities come in when talking about variability,'' Symposium on ``Invariance and Variability in OT'' in the 27th meeting of English Linguistic Society of Japan, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Nov. 15.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Kenya Nishikawa, Yosuke Igarashi, Takahito Shinya and Reiko Mazuka (2008)
``Tai nyuji hatsuwa ni okeru picchi akusento no seishitsu ni tsuite: riken nihongo boshi kaiwa koopasu o mochiita bunseki [Characteristics of pitch accents in infant-directed speech: An analysis of Riken Japanese Mother-Infant Conversation Corpus],'' 10th Symposium on Speech and Language, Acoustical Society of Japan, Waseda University, Tokyo, Dec. 10.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2005)
``Heiretsu bunsan shori (PDP) to saitekisei riron (OT) no setten [An interface between PDP and OT], '' CogLunch Keio University, Nov. 4

Haruka Fukazawa and Mafuyu Kitahara (2005)
``A new model for language acquisition by introducing auditory constraints and modified markedness constraints, '' Phonology Forum 2005, Fukuoka University, Aug. 26

Mafuyu Kitahara (2005)
``An estimation of the functional load from the frequency of phonological oppositions, '' Phonology Forum 2005, Fukuoka University, Aug. 25

Mafuyu Kitahara, Tadao Murata, and Haruka Fukazawa (2004)
``Articulatory correlates of sonority scale in consonants,'' Laboratory Phonology 9, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 25.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Tadao Murata, and Haruka Fukazawa (2004)
``An Investigation of Articulatory Correlates of Sonority Scale in Consonants,'' Tokyo Circle of Phonology, June meeting, Univ. of Tokyo, June 6.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Tadao Murata, and Haruka Fukazawa (2003)
``Rate induced resyllabification and sonority scale in Japanese,'' 15th ICPhS, Barcelona, Aug. 8.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2002)
``Jikken on'inron ni okeru kouken: Toku ni deeta beesu, koopasu no riyoo ni tsuite [Contributions in laboratory phonology: Use of database and corpus]'', Special Symposium ``Phonological studies in the 21st century: Contributions from Japan'' in the 20th National Conference of the English Linguistic Society of Japan, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Nov. 16.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2002)
``Nihongo oninron ni okeru kinoo futanryoo to inritsu no kankei [Functional load and prosody in Japanese phonology]'', 2002 Spring meeting of the Phonological Society of Japan, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, June 14.

Haruka Fukazawa, Mafuyu Kitahara, and Mitsuhiko Ota (2002)
``Acquisition of Phonological Sub-lexica in Japanese: An OT Account'', Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, Keio Univ, Tokyo, Mar 16.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2001)
``Akusento chikaku ni eikyoo suru shoyooin ni tsuite [Relevant factors for pitch accent perception],'' Hiroshima, Japan, Dec 22.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2001)
``Nihongo akusento no bembetsu kinoo ni kansuru chikaku jikken [Perception experiments on distinctive function of pitch accent in Japanese],''Fukuoka Linguistic Colloquium, Dec 15.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Shigeaki Amano (2001)
``Akusento chikaku ni okeru nikoo tairitsu to sankoo tairitsu [2-way and 3-way distinctions in pitch accent perception],'' Nihon Onkyoo Gakkai Kansai Shibu, Wakate Kenkyuusha Kooryuu Kenkyuu Happyookai [Acoustical Society of Japan, Kansai Branch, Young Scholars' workshop] Osaka, Japan, Dec 7.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2001)
``Chookaku oninron to shinri oninron, [Auditory phonolog and psychophonology],'' English Linguistic Society Tokyo, Japan, Nov 11.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2001)
``Is phonology necessary?'' Kitakyushu Gengogaku Kenkyuukai, Kitakyuushuu Univ., Kitakyuushuu, Japan, Oct 13.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2001)
``Nihongo akusento no benbetsu kinoo ni tsuite [Distinctive function of pitch accent in Japanese]'' Onsee Bumpoo Kenkyuukai [Spoken Language Working Group], Onsee Gengo Kenkyuujo, Nara, Japan, Oct 6.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Shigeaki Amano (2001)
``Musee haku to doo'ongo ga akusento chikaku ni oyobosu eikyoo [Effects of devoiced mora and homophones on pitch accent perception],'' The 2001 Autumn meeting of the Acoustical Society of Japan, Oita University Oita, Japan, Oct 2.

Haruka Fukazawa, Mafuyu Kitahara and Mitsuhiko Ota (2001)
``Constraint-based modeling of split phonological systems,'' Meikai Optimality Theory Workshop 2001, Meikai University, Urayasu, Aug 30.

Haruka Fukazawa and Mafuyu Kitahara (2001)
``Degree of specification in markedness constraints,'' Phonology Forum 2001, Chiba University, Chiba, Aug 29.

Haruka Fukazawa and Mafuyu Kitahara (2001)
``Domain-free OCP and Rendaku.'' Phonology Association in Kansai (PAIK) meeting, Kobe University, Kobe, May 19.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2001)
``Category Structure and Function of Pitch Accent in Tokyo Japanese.'' Dissertation defense, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN March 27.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Shigeaki Amano(2000)
``Distinctive functional load of pitch-accent in Japanese.'' Poster presented at the 140th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Newport Beach, CA, Dec. 4.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2000)
``Deeta beesu to chikaku jikken ni yoru nihongo akusento no kinooteki bunseki [ A functional analysis of pitch-accent in Japanese in terms of database and perception experiments].'' presented at Onsee Bumpoo Kenkyuukai [Spoken Language Working Group], Onsee Gengo Kenkyuujo, Nara, Japan, Dec 2.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2000)
``Ninchiteki rizumu koozoo no hatsuwa kara no chuusyutsu [Extracting cognitive rhuthmic structure from utterances]'' Workshop on English phonetics, The 18th National Conference of the English Linguistic Society of Japan, Konan Univ., Kobe, Japan, Nov 18.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Shigeaki Amano (2000)
``Functional load of pitch accent for based on word familiarity,'' The 2000 Autumn meeting of the Acoustical Society of Japan, Iwate Prefectural University, Morioka, Japan, Sept 21, 2000.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Shigeaki Amano (2000)
``Functional load of pitch accent for identifying words in Japanese,'' Technical committee meeting of psychological and physiological acoustics, The Acoustical Society of Japan, Fukui University, Fukui, Japan, July 27, 2000.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2000)
``Toward the functional analysis of pitch accent in Japanese,'' Linguistic Colloquium, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, July 15, 2000.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2000)
``Distinctive function of pitch accent in Japanese: a preliminary database analysis,'' Monthly meeting of the Phonology Association in Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan, May 27, 2000.

Mafuyu Kitahara, Kenneth de Jong, Robert F. Port, Deborah F. Burleson, David R. Collins, and Adam P. Leary (2000)
``Metrical Alignment of Medial Syllables in 3- and 4-beat Patterns,'' The 2000 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Chicago, IL, Jan 8, 2000.

Robert F. Port, Mafuyu Kitahara, Kenneth de Jong, David R. Collins, Deborah F. Burleson, and Adam P. Leary (1999)
``Effects of speech rhythm on timing accuracy of stressed syllable beats,'' poster presented at 138th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Columbus, OH, November 4.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``Accentual contrast maintenance and vowel devoicing in Tokyo Japanese,'' poster presented at XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS99), San Francisco, CA, August 6.

Keiichi Tajima, Bushra Zawaydeh and Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``A Comparative study of rhythm in Arabic, English, and Japanese,'' poster presented at XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS99), San Francisco, CA, August 2.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``Vowel devoicing and the function of pitch accent,'' talk presented at Speech/Auditory Group meeting of the Acoustical Society of Japan, JAIST, Tatsukuchi, July 8.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``An overview of an approach to speech rhythm in dynamical systems theory,'' talk presented at ATR HIP, July 6.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``Phonetic analysis of speech rhythm,'' talk presented at Kyushu Univ, Hakata, June 25.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``Models, variables, parameters, and OT-phonology,'' talk presented at Kyushu Univ, Hakata, June 25.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``Rhythm in speech production and dynamical systems theory: a preliminary analysis,'' talk presented at the spring meeting of The Phonological Society of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ, Tokyo, June 18.

Bushra A. Zawaydeh, Keiichi Tajima and Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``Discovering Arabic rhythm through a speech cycling task,'' presented at the 13th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Mar. 5.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1999)
``Devoiced Vowel and Accentual Contrast in Tokyo Japanese,'' presented at LSA annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 9.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1998)
``Perception of late peak in Japanese,'' presented at Tsukuba Circle of Phonology meeting, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, Dec 20.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1998)
``Tookyoo hoogen ni okeru boin no museika to akusento [Vowel devoicing and accent in Tokyo Japanese],'' presented at Onsee Bumpoo Kenkyuukai [Spoken Language Working Group], Onsee Gengo Kenkyuujo, Nara, Japan, Dec 19.

Bushra A. Zawaydeh, Keiichi Tajima and Mafuyu Kitahara (1998)
``Rhythmic structure in Arabic: A comparison with English and Japanese through a speech cycling task,'' presented at Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology 4, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct 18.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1998)
``Vowel devoicing and the loss of H* Tone in Tokyo Japanese,'' presented at Phonology Forum 98, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, Sept 5.

Haruka Fukazawa, Mafuyu Kitahara, and Mitsuhiko Ota (1998)
``Multiple faithfulness in the structure and acquisition of lexical strata: Evidence from Japanese,'' presented at Phonology Forum 98, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, Sept 4.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1998)
``Vowel devoicing and the loss of lexical accent in Tokyo Japanese,'' presented at 16th International Congress on Acoustics and the 135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA, June 20-26.

Haruka Fukazawa, Mafuyu Kitahara and Mitsuhiko Ota (1998)
``Lexical Stratification and Ranking Invariance in Constraint-based Grammars,'' presented at the 34th Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, Panel Session ``The Status of Constraints,'' The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. April 17-19.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1997)
``Pitch contour around devoiced syllables in Japanese,'' presented at The 3rd Mid-continental Workshop on Phonology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Oct 17.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1997)
``The Interaction of Pitch Accent and Vowel Devoicing in Tokyo Japanese,'' presented at The 8th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, July 25.

Harue Ishi and Mafuyu Kitahara (1997)
``Joohoo Dentatsu ni okeru Hatsuwa Ito: Chikakukei to Butsuriteki Tokuchoo no Dokuritsusei, Nihongo Akusento no Kenkyuu kara no Koosatsu (The Intenstion of Speech in Commnication: The Independence of Perceptual System from Physical Properties, Analysis of Japanese Accent),'' presented at The 14th Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society of Japan, June 17-20.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1997)
``Pitch Accent, Phrase Tones, and Vowel Devoicing in Tokyo Japanese,'' presented at The 133rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Penn State Conference Center, State College, PA, June 15-20.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1997)
``On the Interaction between Vowel Devoicing and Pitch Accent in Tokyo Japanese,'' presented at On'inron Kenkyuukai (Circle of Phonology), Tohoku Gakuin University, May.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1996)
``The Realization of Accent in Devoiced Syllables in Tokyo Japanese,'' presented at Laboratory Phonology 5, Northwestern University, July.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1995)
``Optimality Theory ni motozuita gijitango seiseiki ni yoru nihongo no onso hairetsu ron no kentou (An Analysis of Japanese Phonotactics by the Pseudoword Generator based on Optimality Theory),'' presented at On'inron Kenkyuukai (Circle of Phonology), Tsukuba University, May.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1994)
``Saitekisei riron ni okeru seiyaku no hairetsu ni tsuite: nihongo no gairaigo on juyou no baai (Constraint Ranking in Optimality Theory: in the Case of Japanese Loanwords),'' presented at Gengogaku Konwakai, Kyoto University.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1994)
``Constraint Ranking in Japanese Phonology (part 1),'' presented at Kyoto Linguistic Colloquium, Kyoto University.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1993)
``Nihongo no bunsetsuso on'inron ni okeru ikutsuka no mondai (Some Problems in Japanese Segmental Phonology),'' presented at the 17th meeting of the Kansai Linguistic Society.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1993)
``Coronal Node of Front Vowels in Japanese,'' presented at Phonology Workshop, Osaka University of Foreign Studies.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1992)
``Some Analysis of Japanese Phonology Based on Feature Geometry,'' presented at the 6th Summer Conference 1992 Tokyo Linguistic Forum, Otsuma Women's College.

Mafuyu Kitahara (1992)
``Morpheme Tier Hypothesis in Japanese Mimetics,'' presented at Kyoto Linguistic Colloquium, Kyoto University.

(IV) Review, Essay, and others

Mafuyu Kitahara (2015)
``Review: Berent, Iris (2013) The Phonological Mind,'' English Linguistics 32-1 (June 2015) pp. 177-184.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2015)
``Review: Toni Borowsky, Shigeto Kawahara, Takahito Shinya and Mariko Sgahara (eds.) Prosody Matters: Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk,'' Studies in English Literature 56, pp.211-218.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2011)
``Review: Fery, C. and R. van de Vijver (eds.) (2008) The Syllable in Optimality Theory,'' English Linguistics 28-1, (June 2011) pp. 120-130.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2008)
Review: Osamu Fujimura (2007) Onsei Kagaku Genron (written in Japanese), Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 12-1, pp.63-69.

Mafuyu Kitahara (2005)
Review: Paul Graham``Hackers and Painters -- Big ideas from the computer age --'' (written in Japanese), Waseda Weekly [Sen!] column, May 26 issue, 2005

Mafuyu Kitahara (2005)
Q and A ``What is the difference between phonetics and phonology?'' (written in Japanese), Journal of Acoustical Society of Japan 61, p.563.

Mafuyu Kitahara and Haruka Fukazawa (2005-2006)
``Oshaberi Gengogaku [Talking Linguistics],'' Biweekly column on Shinano Mainichi Shimbun (total 24 articles).