乳幼児の音韻獲得の研究を通じてヒトの言語発達のメカニズムを解明したい。

馬塚 れい子馬塚 れい子

馬塚 れい子, Ph.D.

言語発達研究チーム チームリーダー
reiko.mazuka [at] riken.jp

研究内容

人はどのように言語を獲得するのか?当チームでは、乳幼児がどのようにして周りの大人の話している言葉に興味をもち、言語を獲得していくかを研究しています。言語にはイントネーションやリズムなど、その言語特有のプロソディ(韻律)があります。当チームでは言語のプロソディに注目し、個々の言語特有のプロソディを子供がどのように獲得していくか、またプロソディが言語発達の他の分野、特に子供の言語理解にどのような役割をはたしているかを研究しています。

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主要論文

  1. Guevara-Rukoz, A., Cristia, A., Ludusan, B., Thiollière, R., Martin, A., Mazuka, R., and Dupoux, E.:
    “Are words easier to learn from Infant- Than Adult-Directed Speech? A quantitative corpus-based investigation.”
    Cognitive Science, 42(5), pp.1586-1617. (2018)
    10.1111/cogs.12616x
  2. Ota, M., Yamane, N., and Mazuka, R.:
    “The Effects of lexical pitch accent on infant word recognition in Japanese.”
    Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 8, pp.2354. (2018)
    10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02354
  3. Akimoto, Y., Takahashi, H., Gunji, A., Kaneko, Y., Asano, M., Matsuo, J., Ota, M., Kunugi, H., Hanakawa, T., Mazuka, R., and Kamio, Y.:
    “Alpha band event-related desynchronization underlying social situational context processing during irony comprehension: a magnetoencephalography source localization study.”
    Brain and Language, 175, pp.42-46. (2017)
    10.1016/j.bandl.2017.09.002
  4. Ludusan, B., Mazuka, R., Bernard, M., Cristia, A., and Dupoux, E.:
    “The role of prosody and speech register in word segmentation: A computational modelling perspective.”
    Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Short Papers), pp.178-183. (2017)
    10.18653/v1/P17-2028
  5. Mazuka, R., Hayashi, A., and Kondo, T.:
    “Sounds of infant-directed vocabulary: Learned from infants’ speech or part of linguistic knowledge?”
    Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 21(1), pp.45-58 (2017)
    10.24467/onseikenkyu.21.1_45
  6. Miyazawa, K., Shinya, T., Martin, A., Kikuchi, H., and Mazuka, R.:
    “Vowels in Infant-directed speech: More breathy and more variable, but not clearer.”
    Cognition, 166, pp.84-93.(2017)
    10.1016/j.cognition.2017.05.003
  7. Hirose, Y, and Mazuka, R.:
    “Exploiting pitch accent information in compound processing: A comparison between adults and 6- to 7-year-old children.”
    Language Learning and Development, 13(4), pp.375-394. (2017)
    10.1080/15475441.2017.1292141
  8. Sugiura, L., Toyota, T., Matsuba-Kurita, H., Iwayama, Y., Mazuka, R., Yoshikawa, T., and Hagiwara, H.:
    “Age-dependent effects of Catechol-O-Methyltransferase(COMT) Gene Val158Met Polymorphism on language function in developing children.”
    Cerebral Cortex, 27(1), pp.104-116. (2017)
    10.1093/cercor/bhw371
  9. Hayashi, A., and Mazuka, R.:
    “Emergence of Japanese Infants’ Prosodic Preferences in Infant-Directed Vocabulary.”
    Developmental Psychology, 53(1), pp.28-37. (2017)
    10.1037/dev0000259
  10. Martin, A., Igarashi, Y., Jincho, N., and Mazuka, R.:
    “Utterances in infant-directed speech are shorter, not slower.”
    Cognition, 156, pp.52-59. (2016)
    10.1016/j.cognition.2016.07.015