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Kim, Mary Shin

General Information

Associate Professor
Other Title
Associate Chair

Contact Information

Moore Hall 392

I am an associate professor of Korean linguistics in the Department of EALL at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. My research focuses on investigating the intricate relationship between language and social interaction observed in everyday and institutional settings. Recipient of the 2017 College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature Junior/Mid-Career Faculty Excellence in Scholarship & Research Award and the 2023 Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching Award at UHM.

Educational Background

PhD in Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles
MA in Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles
BA in Political Science, Ewha Woman’s University

Research Areas

Conversation Analysis, Interactional Linguistics, Korean Linguistics, Pragmatics, Second Language Teaching and Learning

Selected Bibliography

Kim, M. S. (2023). Korean imperatives at two different speech levels: Alternate ways of taking part in others’ actions and affairs. Pragmatics 33(4): 559-591.

Kim, M. S. (Ed.). (2022). Special Issue: Identical Linguistic Forms in Multiple Turn and Sequence Positions in Asian Languages. Journal of Pragmatics.

Kim, M. S.(2022). Interactional competence in the Korean language. In S. Cho & J. Whitman (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Korean Linguistics (pp. 800–831). Cambridge University Press.

Kim, M. S. (2022). An interactional linguistic approach to investigating the interplay between language and interaction in Korean and Japanese conversation. In C. Shei & S. Li (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Asian Linguistics (pp. 301–320). Routledge.

Kim, M. S. (2022). Conversation analysis for KSL: Teaching and learning sequence organization. In A. Byon & D. Pyun (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Korean as a Second Language (pp. 277–297). Routledge.

Kim, M. S. (Ed.). (2020). Special Issue: Conversation Analysis for Korean Language Pedagogy. The Korean Language in America 24(1).

For more publications, please visit ResearchGate.