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Hirata, Y. (2015) “L2 phonetics and phonology.” In H. Kubozono, Phonetics & Phonology Volume: The Handbook of Japanese Language and Linguistics, pp. 719-762. De Gruyter Mouton: Berlin.

Amano, S. and Hirata, Y. (2015) “Perception and production of singleton and geminate stops in Japanese: Implications for the theory of acoustic invariance.” Phonetica, Vol. 72, No. 1, pp. 43-60.

Tsukada, K., Hirata, Y., and Roengpitya, R. (2014) “Cross-language perception of Japanese vowel length contrasts: Comparison of listeners from different first language (L1) backgrounds.” Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, Vol. 57 (June), pp. 805-814.

Hirata, Y., Kelly, S. D., *Huang, J., & *Manansala, M. (2014). Effects of hand gestures on auditory learning of second-language vowel length contrasts. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 57(6), 2090-2101.

Kelly, S. D., Hirata, Y., *Manansala, M., & *Huang, J. (2014). Exploring the role of hand gestures in learning novel phoneme contrasts and vocabulary in a second language. Frontiers in Psychology, 5.

Kelly, S. D., & *Lee, A. (2012). When actions speak too much louder than words: Hand gestures disrupt word learning when phonetic demands are high. Language and Cognitive Processes, 27, 793-807.

Hirata, Y., & Kelly, S. D. (2010).
The effects of lips and hands on auditory learning of second language speech sounds. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 53, 298-310.

Kelly, S. D., *Creigh, P., & *Bartolotti, J. (2010).
Integrating speech and iconic gestures in a Stroop-like task: Evidence for automatic processingJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 683-694.

Kelly, S. D., *McDevitt, T., & *Esch, M. (2009). 
Brief training with co-speech gesture lends a hand to word learning in a foreign language. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24, 313-334.

Hirata, Y. & Tsukada, K. (2009). 
Effects of speaking rate and vowel length on formant frequency displacement in JapanesePhonetica, 66, 129-149.

Hirata, Y. (2009). 
Factors affecting the perception of Japanese moraic rhythm by second language learnersJournal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 13(3), 33-43.  

Hirata, Y., *Whitehurst, E., & *Cullings, E. (2007). 
Training native English speakers to identify Japanese vowel length contrast with sentences at varied speaking rates. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 121(6), 3837-3845. Project supported by National Science Foundation, 2004-2007.

* denotes Colgate undergraduate