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Cheon, Sang Yee

General Information

Associate Professor
Other Title
Director, Korean Language Flagship Center

Contact Information

Moore Hall 352

I am an associate professor of Korean linguistics and also serve as director of the Korean Language Flagship Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. My primary research interests include Korean phonology and phonetics, second language acquisition, content-based instruction, teaching language and culture of Korea through Korean film. I am a recipient of the 2009 Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching at UHM.

Educational Background

PhD in Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
MA in English Linguistics, Sookmyung Women’s University
BA in English Language and Literature, Sookmyung Women’s University

Research Areas

Korean linguisticsm, phonetics and phonology, second language acquisition, content-based instruction: Curriculum and assessment, and teaching Korean language and culture through media (films, ads, and news, etc.)

Selected Bibliography

Essentials of Korean Culture (Co-edited with H. Sohn), Seoul: Korea University Press, 2013.

Innovations in Teaching Advanced Korean (Co-edited with H. Sohn and H. Koh), Special issue of the Journal The Korean Language in America 17, 2012.

“The Identification of nasals in a coda position by native speakers of American English, Korean and Japanese,” (co-authored with Takeshi Nozawa), Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan,15, 5-14, 2012.

“Teaching Korean Culture with Advertisements: Change and Persistence in Family Values and Gender Roles” (co-authored with Kevin Kim), The Korean Language in America, 15, 1-22, 2010.