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Associate Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies
Director of the Center for Korean Studies

Ph.D., Linguistics (1995), University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Office: LS G678

Areas of Study and Interest

Syntax and Morphology (Passive, Causative and Sluicing)
Language Pedagogy and Teaching Methodology (National Standards, Learning Motivation and Testing) 

Recent Courses

Structure of Korean
Language Pedagogy
Language, Culture and Society in Korea
East Asian Linguistics

Selected Publications

(In press) Korean: A Linguistic Introduction (with John Whitman: Cornell University). Cambridge University Press.

(2010) “Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century, including Arabic, Chinese, Classical Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.” National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project. Allen Press Inc. Lawrence, KS.

(2009) “Cleft Constructions in Japanese and Korean.” Chicago Linguistic Society. Volume 44-1:61-77. University of Chicago Press. (with Y. Yanagida and J. Whitman).

(2008) “Silent Structure in wh-in-situ Languages: Sluicing.” Harvard ISOKL (Harvard International Studies Of Korean Linguistics). Volume 12:318-331. Harvard University.

(2008) Inquiries into Korean Linguistics III (393 Pages: ISBN: 978-89-5726-604-5). Co-edited with John Whitman by Hankook Publishing Company. Seoul, Korea.

(2006) Korean Language in Culture and Society (292 Pages, ISBN:0-8248-2694-9). In Ho-min Sohn (eds.). Chapter 20. “Linguistic Structures of Korean”. PP 236-248. University of Hawaii Press.

(2006) “Korean as a World Language” (With I. Chung and M. Peterson).” Journal of American Association of Teachers of Korean. Volume 11:1-16. Brown University.

(2005) Integrated Korean: High Advanced I (288 Pages: ISBN: 0-8248-2569-1). Co-authored with Hyosang Lee and Hye-sook Wang. University of Hawaii Press.

(2005) Integrated Korean: High Advanced II (296 Pages: ISBN: 0-8248-2580-2). Co-authored with Hyosang Lee and Hye-sook Wang. University of Hawaii Press.


(2006) University and Chancellor’s Award for Teaching in Excellence. SUNY.

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