Basic Information

Center for Language Research
Associate Professor
Web site


Courses - Undergraduate
Introductory English 1
Introductory English 2
Basic and Practical English Pronunciation: 13 vowels and 24 consonants
Communicating in Organizations
Thesis Writing and Presentation
English Spelling-Sound Correspondence
Courses - Graduate


Second language phonetics/phonology/writing system
Japanese phonetics/phonology/writing system
Applied linguistics
Educational Background, Biography
MA in Applied Linguistics, 2010 and Ph.D. in Linguistics, 2016 at University of Victoria
BA in Business Administration, 1999 at Aoyamagakuin University
Current Research Theme
Key Topic
Second language pronunciation and orthography
Japanese phonetics/phonology/orthography
Affiliated Academic Society
Phonetics Society of Japan The Phonological Society of Japan Japan Association of Foreign Language Education (JAFLE)


School days' Dream
Train conductor
Violin teacher
Current Dream
Fortune comes in by a merry gate.
A fox that borrows the authority of a tiger.
A short vowel is always followed by a consonant.
Favorite Books
Messages for Students
Don't study English at your desk.
Publications other than one's areas of specialization

Dissertation and Published Works

Nogita, A. & Yamane, N. (2019). Redefining roundness, protrusion and compression:
In the case of Tokyo Japanese /u/. Phonological Studies, 22, 59–66

Nogita, A. (2018). Perception-Based Japanese Counterparts of All the 13 English Vowels – English Vowels Should Not Be Difficult –. JAFLE Bulletin, 21. 1–19.

Nogita, A (2018). Suggestion for the learner-friendly complete English phoneme inventory chart – Teaching method that helps learners gain an overall grasp of the English sound system –. Studies on Foreign Languages and Cultures XXVIII (Kokushikan University), 30–45.

Nogita, A. (2018). Is Syllabification Necessary in Tokyo Japanese? Syllables as Non-lexical Units. Phonological Studies, 21, 7–14.

Nogita, A. (2016). Arguments that Japanese [Cj] s are complex onsets: durations of Japanese [Cj] s and Russian [Cj] s and blocking of Japanese vowel devoicing. Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle, 26(1), 73–99.

Nogita, A. (2016). The/s/-/ʃ/confusion by Japanese ESL learners in grapheme-phoneme correspondence: bias towards [s] and <s>. Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle, 26(1), 45–57.

Nogita, A., & Yamane, N. (2015). Japanese Moraic Dorsalized Nasal Stop. Phonological Studies, 18, 75–84.

Guo, X., & Nogita, A. (2013). Lexical schwa and inserted schwa produced by Mandarin Chinese EAL learners. Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle, 23(1), 81–109.

Nogita, A., & Fan, Y. (2012). Not Vowel Epenthesis: Mandarin and Japanese ESL learners’ production of English consonant clusters. Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle, 22(1), 1–26.

Nogita, A. (2010). Do Japanese ESL learners’ pronunciation errors come from inability to articulate or misconceptions about target sounds? Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle of the University of Victoria, 20, 82–116.

Conference preceedings
Nogita, A., Yamane, N., & Bird, S. (2013). The Japanese unrounded back vowel/ɯ/is in fact rounded central/front [ʉ-ʏ]. Ultrafest VI Program and Abstract Booklet, 39–42.