Professor J. Kevin Varden
Ph.D. Linguistics

last updated Jan. 13, 2015

Notice Professor Varden will be leaving MeiGaku at the end of March 2015.

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Theses

1998 Ph. D. dissertation: On High Vowel Devoicing in Standard Modern Japanese: Implications for Modern Phonological Theory. University of Washington Dept. of Linguistics. - html (pdf files)

1992 MA thesis: Laryngeal/Labial Alternations in Japanese. University of Washington Dept. of Linguistics.

Selected publications

Varden, J. Kevin (in press, March 2015). Leveraging technology in the Japanese university EFL General Education Classroom. The MGU Journal of Liberal Arts Studies: Karuchuru vol. 9. - pdf file of final draft

Grimes-MacLellan, Dawn & J. Kevin Varden (2014). Exploring synchronous computer-mediated instruction in a Japanese University EFL classroom. The MGU Journal of Liberal Arts Studies: Karuchuru vol. 8 no. 1, pp. 65-79. - pdf file

Varden, J. Kevin (2011). Adaptation of a year-long CALL reading course to the Japanese university semester. The MGU Journal of Liberal Arts Studies: Karuchuru vol. 5 no. 1, pp. 213-226. - pdf file

Varden, J. Kevin (2010). On vowel devoicing in Japanese. The MGU Journal of Liberal Arts Studies: Karuchuru vol. 4 no. 1, pp. 223-235. - pdf file

Varden, J. Kevin (2010). Acoustic correlates of devoiced Japanese vowels: Velar context. Meiji Gakuin University The Journal of English & American Literature and Linguistics No. 125, pp. 35-49. - pdf file

Varden, J. Kevin (2007). Visualizing English Speech Reductions Using the Free Phonetic Software Package WASP. In Perspectives on Teaching Connected Speech to Second Language Speakers, JD Brown & Kimi Kondo-Brown (Eds.). NFLRC, University of Hawaii Press. pp.127-165.

Selected reviews

Paunović, Tatjana & Biljana Čubrović, Eds. (2012) Exploring English Phonetics. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Linguist List 24.3465, Wed Sept 04, 2013. link

Shimoji, Michinori & Pellard, Thomas, Eds. (2010). An introduction to Ryukyuan languages. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa. eLanguage posted Mar. 1, 2013. link

Fougeron, Cécile; Kühnert, Barbara; D'Imperio, Mariapaola; Vallée, Nathalie, Eds. (2010) Laboratory Phonology 10. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Linguist List 23.2088, Mon Apr 30, 2012. link