Professor J. Kevin Varden
Ph.D. Linguistics

last updated Apr. 26, 2014
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Contact information
Address J. Kevin Varden
Center for Liberal Arts
Meiji Gakuin University
1518 Kamikurata-cho; Totsuka-ku
Yokohama; 244-8539
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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

Grimes-MacLellan, Dawn & J. Kevin Varden (2013). 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 (936k)

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 (1.3M)

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 (170k)

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 (580k)

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