Akira UJIHIRA Lab.

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Personal Data

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Name
UJIHIRA Akira
Affiliation
Niigata University of Rehabilitation
(Toyohashi University of Technology, Institute of Liberal Arts & Science)
Title
Visiting Professor
Degree
Ph.D. (Doctor of Letters, Osaka University)
Place and Date of Birth
Nada-ku, Kobe, Japan, April 20,1948

Education

  • Doctor course of Letters, Graduate School of Osaka University
    Toyonaka-shi, Osaka prefecture
    Doctor of Letters (Ph.D.) degree, 2000, Dean's List, 2000
    The title of the dissertation
    Linguistic and Phonetic research on Fluency Disorders
    Phonetics and Applied Linguistics (Japanese Studies)
  • Master course of Foreign Studies,
    Graduate School of Osaka University of Foreign Studies
    Mino-shi, Osaka prefecture
    Master of Arts (M.A.) degree
    Linguistics and Cultures (Japanese Studies), 1996
    Dean's List, 1996
  • Osaka University of Foreign Studies
    Mino-shi, Osaka prefecture
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree
    Linguistics and Cultures (Japanese Studies), 1994
    Dean's List, 1994
  • Shizuoka University
    Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electricity
    Hamamatu-shi, Shizuoka prefecture
    1968-1972
  • Kobe High School
    Nada-ku, Kobe, 1964-1967
    Captain of Kendo-club

Business / Teaching Experience

4/2014-present
Niigata University of Rehabilitation, Visiting Professor
(Toyohashi University of Technology, Visiting Professor)
4/2010-3/2013
Toyohashi University of Technology
Toyohashi-shi, Aichi prefecture
Institute of Liberal Arts and Science Professor
4/2003-3/2010
Toyohashi University of Technology
Toyohashi-shi, Aichi prefecture
Foreign Student Center and Humanities and Management
Science & Engineering Professor
Teaching Phonetics and Phonology, Applied Linguistics,
Japanese Grammar, and Japanese to foreign students
4/2000-present
Special Education Center (Research and Clinical Center for Children with Disabilities)
Fukuoka University of Education
Munakata-shi, Fukuoka prefecture
Research staff of Section No.4
(Impairment of Hearing and Language)
9/2001-3/2003
Ibaragi University
Mito-shi, Ibaragi prefecture
Foreign Student Center Professor
Teaching Japanese to foreign students
4/1999-3/2004
Osaka University of Foreign Studies
Faculty of Foreign Studies
Mino-shi, Osaka prefecture,
Part time Lecturer
Teaching Linguistics and Phonetics
4/1997-8/2001
Kobe College of Medical Welfare
Department of Language and Hearing Therapist
Suma-ku, Kobe
Part time Lecturer
Teaching Linguistics and Phonetics
4/1996-present
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Foreign Students Center & Department of Japanese Studies
Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
Part time Lecture
Teaching Japanese, Mathematics and English to foreign students, Counseling for the students
4/1994-3/1996
International Language School
(Nihongo Gakko)
Hyogo-ku, Kobe
Part time Lecturer
Teaching Japanese to foreign students
8/1979-3/1994
Hanshin Gakusyuu Kenkyuukai
(Supplementary School for high school students)
Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo prefecture
Owner
The management of the school and teaching subjects
8/1979-7/1973
Dowa Transportation Company Limited
Tyuuo-ku, Kobe
Staff of Section of General Affairs & Transportation
5/1972-4/1973
Enzanso Company Limited
Minami Azumi-shi Nagano prefecture
Staff of mountain huts in the North Alps in Japan

Other Activities

1. Members of Academic Societies

  • The Phonetic Society of Japan (a member of the editorial committee of the journal)
  • The Phonological Society of Japan(the last secretary-general, director)
  • The Japan Society of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (a referee of the journal)
  • The Japanese Association of Communication Disorders
  • The Linguistic Society of Japan
  • The Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Science
  • The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • Japan Society of Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders (the chief editor of the journal)

2. Out-Sourcing Funds for Researches

4/2014-3/2016
The Research Project: Analysis of the fluency disorders with applied method from Optimality Theory and its Statistical Evidence, Grant-in-aid Scientific Research Challenging Exploratory Research supplied by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, The head researcher: Dr. A. Ujihira
4/2011-3/2015
The Research Project: Elucidation of the symptoms of speech disorders from linguistic universality and diversity and Research on the therapy, Grant-in-aid Scientific Research (B) supplied by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, The head researcher: Dr. A. Ujihira
4/2008-3/2010
The Research Project: The study of the background of Fluency Disorders-through language universality and language-specifics- Grant-in-aid Scientific Research (C) supplied by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, The head researcher: Dr. A. Ujihira
4/2002-3/2004
The Research Project: The Linguistic and Phonetic Approach to Fluency Disorders Grant-in-aid Scientific Research (C) (2)supplied by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, The head researcher : Dr. A. Ujihira
4/2002-3/2004
The Research Project: The Total Research on Variety and Universality of Prosody Grant-in-aid Scientific Research (B) (1)supplied by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, The head researcher : Dr. Haruo Kubozono, A sharer of the project: Dr. A. Ujihira
4/2002-3/2003
The Research Project: The Interdisciplinary research on stuttering, the onset, the evolution, the natural recovery, and the basic information of treatment, Grant-in-aid Scientific Research (B) (1) supplied by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, The head researcher: Dr. Yoko Wakaba, A sharer of the project: Dr.A.Ujihira
4/2000-3/2001
The Research Project: Analyses & Collection of Phonetic Data of Non-native Japanese Speech Grant-in-aid Scientific Research No.A02 supplied by the Ministry of Education, A member of Toki's Team, a cooperator for the study of the phonetic aspects of Japanese pronunciations.
4/1997-3/2001
The Research Project: Development of Mind: Mechanism of Cognitive growth, Grant-in-aid Scientific Research No.(A)115 supplied by the Ministry of Education, A member of Kubozono's Team, a cooperator for the study of phonological units segmented by stutterers.

Reference

Prof. UEDA Isao (Osaka University)
e-mail: uedais at lang dot osaka-u dot ac dot jp
Prof. KUBOZONO Haruo (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
e-mail: kubozono at ninjal dot ac dot jp

Contact

Affiliation
Niigata University of Rehabilitation
Address
Kaminoyama 2-16, Murakami-shi, Niigata-ken, 958-0053, Japan.
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