Hitomi Masuhara

My research examines the digital tools and methodologies for collecting and for analysing real-time phonological processing of naturally occurring spoken language. This includes multi-modal, especially phonological, processing during listening and reading. I also engage with second language acquisition studies in relation to neural learning and examine the efficacy of methodologies and language learning materials. My current project (‘The IMD (Intelligibility Measuring Device) Project’) in collaboration with Paul Cooper (University of Liverpool), Sofia Lampropoulou (University of Liverpool) and Phil Jimmieson (University of Liverpool) aims to identify the kinds and causes of phonological processing difficulties experienced by learners of English during the real-time ongoing process of listening.