Takako Toda

 

 


 

Takako Toda is a professor for the Graduate School of Japanese Applied Linguistics at Waseda University in Tokyo. She received her Ph.D. in linguistics from the Australian National University with First Class Honors. After her Ph.D. she returned to Japan and lectured at the University of Tsukuba before entering Waseda University as a faculty member in 2000.

Professor Toda has published many papers on Japanese language education, phonetics and phonology, as well as three popular textbooks on Japanese pronunciation. In addition to Japanese, Professor Toda is proficient in English and Chinese.

Areas of Expertise


- Japanese language education

- Japanese phonetics and phonology

- Second language acquisition

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