Shigeko Shinohara

Présentation et contact

Shigeko Shinohara est Chargée de Recherche Hors Classe au CNRS.

Email: shigeko.shinohara at
Tel. : +33 (0) 87 27 29 44
Adresse postale: LPP UMR7018, 4 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris

last update – 29.Nov.2022

Profil et recherches

Research Interests

Phonological Theory, Phonetics-Phonology Interface, Segment-Prosody Interface, L2 Sound Acquisition

Recent Topics

Initial and voiced geminates of Ryukyuan and Japanese dialects, Tonal interpretation of coda feature saliency in White Hmong loanwords, Loanword adaptation and perception of laryngeal contrast in Korean, Influence of prosodic positions on segmental perception, Role of perception in phonology.

Curriculum vitae

Academic Qualifications

Habilitation à diriger des recherches
Université de Paris-Paris Diderot
Habilitation à des recherches doctorales
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Ecole Doctorale 622)
Qualification aux fonctions de Professor des universités
C.N.U. sec.07
Qualification aux fonctions de Maître de Conférences
C.N.U. sec.07
Doctorat en Phonétique
Université Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle
Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies en Phonétique
Université Paris 5 René Descartes
Master of Arts in Phonetics
University of London, UK
Certificate of Experimental Phonetics
University College London
Certificate of Proficiency in the Phonetics of English
International Phonetic Association
Certificate of French Phonetics
University College London
Certificate of English Phonetics for Foreign Students
University College London

Professional/Academic Experiences

Chargée de recherche (Hors classe, 2020-)
Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie, CNRS
Laboratory Head
Phonetics Laboratory, Sophia University, Japan
Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University, Japan
Associate Professor
Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University, Japan
Chargée de recherche (détachée)
Laboratoire de Psychologie et Neuropsychologie Cognitives (-2011), CNRS
Chargée de recherche
Laboratoire de Psychologie Expérimentale, CNRS
Consultant in speech recognition system
Telisma, France
Consultant in speech recognition system
Speech Works, US
Teaching Fellow Dept. of Linguistics
Harvard University, US
Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche Dept. de Sciences du Langage
Université Paris 8
Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Linguistics

Research Projects/Grants

Research Member
Labex EFL: Axe1
Phonological units: content and structure
Research Member
The Mitsubishi Foundation
Acoustic and articulatory studies of Miyako Ryukyuan language
Research Member
Labex EFL: Axe1
Distinctive features
Principal Investigator
SOLIFIC (Sophia Linguistic Institute for International Communication)
Acoustic and articulatory study of geminates and their phonological structures
Principal Investigator
Coda perception by White Hmong speakers
Principal Investigator
Acoustic and phonological studies of Ryukyuan Taketomi dialect
Principal Investigator of the Division
Open Research Center from the Ministry of Education Culture Sports Science & Technology in Japan
Role of perception in phonological grammar
Phonologie du Français Contemporain (France Norway)
Interphonologie du français contemporain – japonais

Research Direction (in phonetics and phonology)

    • Ph.D dissertation direction: 2020- ; 2019-; 2011-2014
    • Member of the jury of PhD.: 2019 (Direction 2013-2016)
    • MA thesis direction (Sophia University, 2006-2015, Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2017-): 22
    • Member of jury of MA theses: 6
    • Undergraduate graduation thesis direction: 9


Graduate courses at Sophia Graduate program in Linguistics, Japan:

    1. Phonology Basic, Spring (90mn/15w, 2010- each year)
    2. Contemporary Issues in Linguistics: Phonology (3h/15w, each year with a different theme):
      • Phonetics in Phonology 2006
      • Introduction to Phonology I Spring 2007
      • Introduction to Phonology II Fall 2007
      • Bilingual Brain, L2 Acquisition, and Loanword Phonology Spring 2008
      • Contrast in Phonology Fall 2009
      • Loanword Phonology Spring 2010
      • Syllable, Fall 2011
      • Loanword Phonology and L2 Perception 2, Fall 2013
      • Prosody-Segment Interface, Fall 2015
    1. French Phonetics and Phonology (3h/15w, Spring 2009)

Undergraduate courses in Department of Linguistics at Sophia University, Japan:

    1. Phonology (90mn/15w, every other year)
    2. Seminar on Phonetics and Phonology (90mn/30w, each year)
    3. Advising Graduation Thesis and Term Papers on various topics in phonetics and phonology

 Undergraduate courses in Department of English at Sophia University, Japan:

    1. English Phonetics I & II (3h/30w, 2006-2008)
    2. English Dialect and Historical Changes (3h/15w, 2006-2009)
    3. Acquisition of Spoken Language (3h/15w, 2009-each year)
    4. Introduction to British and American culture (3h/15w, 2006)
    5. English Phonetics (3h/15w, 2009-each year)
    6. Reading in Bilingualism (90mn/30w, 2010-each year)
    7. Reading in Phonetic Sciences (1.5h/15w, 2013)
    8. Reading in Language Sciences (3h/15w, 2015)

General language course at Sophia University Japan:

-Advanced English (90mn/30w, 2006/2014)

Other teaching

Teaching Fellow at Department of Linguistics at Harvard University, US:

-Phonology, level: Undergraduate (2h/12w, 1999)

ATER at Department of Sciences du Langage at Université Paris 8:

-Phonology, level: License (2.5h/24w, 1997)

Seminar talks at various institutions


Sélection de publications :

#geminate #mora-timing #bimoraicfoot #Japanese #Ryukyuan #Loanwordphonology #L2-perception #consonant-cluster #laryngeal-contrast #Korean

Fujimoto, M., Shinohara, S., and Mochihashi, D. (2021) Articulation of geminate obstruents in the Ikema dialect of Miyako Ryukyuan: A real-time MRI analysis. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 1-25.

Hussain, Q. and S. Shinohara (2019) Partial devoicing of voiced geminate stops in Tokyo Japanese, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 145 (1), 149, 2019 149–163.

Shinohara, S. and M. Fujimoto (2018) Acoustic characteristics of the obstruent and nasal geminates in the Ikema dialect of Miyako Ryukyuan, In (Ed.) E. Babatsouli, Crosslinguistic research in monolingual and bilingual speech. Chania, Greece: ISMBS, 253-270. ISBN 978-618-82351-2-0.

Fujimoto, M. and S. Shinohara (2018) Articulatory characteristics of geminate plosives of Kumamoto dialect: A case study using MRI, The Phonetic Society of Japan special issue on ‘The phonetics and phonology of a voicing contrast’, vol. 22, 95-108.

Shinohara, S., Q. Hussain, T. Ooigawa (2015) Does allophonic knowledge of L1 contribute to the correct discrimination of non-native sounds? Proc. of the 18th ICPhS, Paper ID : ICPHS0368.

Shinohara, S. (2015) Loanword-specific grammar in Japanese adaptations of Korean words and phrases, Journal of East Asian Linguistics 24:2, 149-191.

Fujimoto, M. and S. Shinohara (2012) 南琉球竹富島の民話と唄 [Folk tales and songs of the Taketomi island of Southern Ryukyuan] (in Japanese), Sophia Linguistica 60, 49-61.

Shinohara, S. and M. Fujimoto (2011) Moraicity of initial geminates in the Tedumuni dialect of Okinawa, Proc. of the 17th ICPhS, 1826-1829.,%20Shigeko/Shinohara,%20Shigeko.pdf

Shinohara, S., S.-R Ji, T. Ooigawa, and T. Shinya (2011) The limited role of perception in Korean loanword adaptation : The Korean three-way laryngeal categorization of Japanese, French, English and Chinese plosives, Lingua, 121, 1461-1484.

Ooigawa, T. and S. Shinohara (2009) Three-way laryngeal categorization of Japanese, French, English and Chinese plosives by Korean speakers, Proc. of Interspeech 2009, 1683-1686.

Amino, K., Ji, S-R. and S. Shinohara (2007) Perception of Japanese plosives by Korean speakers, Proc. of the 16th ICPhS, 1789-1792.

Shinohara, S. (2006) Perceptual effects in final cluster reduction patterns, Lingua 116, 1046-1078.

Kondo, M. and S. Shinohara (2006) Phonological parsing of foreign sound sequences and the effect on speech rhythm. In Karnowski, Paweł & Szigeti, Imre (eds.), Language and Language Processing, 265-274, Peter Lang : Bern, Switzerland. 

Shinohara, S. (2004) Emergence of Universal Grammar in foreign word adaptation. In R.Kager, J. Pater and W. Zonneveld (eds.), Constraints in phonological typology and acquisition, 292-320, Cambridge: CUP.

Kondo, M. and S. Shinohara (2003) Durational evidence of psychological reality of the mora in Japanese speakers’ French, Proc. of the 15th ICPhS, 463-466.

Shinohara, S. (2002) Metrical Constraints and word identity in Japanese compound nouns, in (eds.) A. Csirmaz, Z. Li, A. Nevins, O. Vaysman and M. Wagner Phonological Answers (and their Corresponding Questions) MIT Working Papers in Linguistics #42 spring 2002, 311-328, Cambridge: MITWPL.

Shinohara, S (2000) Default accentuation and foot structure in Japanese : Evidence from Japanese adaptations of French words, Journal of East Asian Linguistics vol. 9, 1, 55-96. ; preprint at

Shinohara, S. (1997) Analyse phonologique de l’adaptation japonaise de mots étrangers (Phonological analyses of Japanese adaptation of foreign words), Doctoral dissertation, University of Paris III.

Shinohara, S. (1996) The Roles of the syllable and the mora in the Japanese adaptations of French words, Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale Vol.25, N°1, 87-112.

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