Aaron Albin

Aaron Albin

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
Former Postdoctoral Fellow, Second Language Acquisition Lab
Office Address: 109 Moore Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802



Ph.D., Indiana University - Bloomington, 2015
- Linguistics; Second Language Studies
BA, University of Nebraska Omaha, 2008
- English (Writing and Linguistics); Spanish



  • second language acquisition of intonation
  • intonational phonology of Japanese and English
  • socio-historical approaches to loanword phonology
  • quantitative modeling of acoustic data
  • development of phonetics software using R


Albin, A. (2015). Typologizing native language influence on intonation in a second language: Three transfer phenomena in Japanese EFL learners. Ph.D. dissertation. Indiana University – Bloomington.

Silbert, N., K. de Jong, K. Regier, and A. Albin. (2015). The mapping between phonological categories and acoustic cues in the production of English obstruentsJournal of the Acoustical Society of America138(6), 3834–3845.

Albin, A. (in press). Ubiquitous variability in the phonological form of loanwords: Tracing early borrowings into Japanese over five centuries of contact. In T. Levin, R. Masuda, and M. Kenstowicz (Ed.), Japanese/Korean Linguistics 23. Stanford, California: Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) Publications.

Albin, A., and L. Gershkoff. (forthcoming). Rapid word learning in trilingual children: One spurt or three? In Proceedings of the 13th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2015). Somerville, Massachusetts: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Aaron  Albin