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Mary Shin Kim

beautiful traditional architecture of temple at Gwangju, South Korea.
Associate Professor, Korean Language and Linguistics Moore Hall 392
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Phone: (808) 956-2074
Fax: (808) 956-9515

I am an associate professor of Korean linguistics in the Department of EALL at University of Hawai’i at Manoa. 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.

Educational Background

Ph.D.; University of California, Los Angeles, Asian Languages and Cultures

M.A.; University of California, Los Angeles, Asian Languages and Cultures

B.A.; Ewha Woman’s University,  Political Science

 Research Areas

  • Discourse-functional linguistics
  • Conversation analysis
  • Korean language pedagogy
  • Pragmatics

Selected Bibliography

Korean imperatives at two different speech levels: Alternate ways of taking part in others’ actions and affairs. Pragmatics. (available online 2023)

Creative multimodal and multilingual puns as and through joint actions in Korean media interviews. East Asian Pragmatics 7(3): 425-458, 2022.

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

Special Issue: Identical Linguistic Forms in Multiple Turn and Sequence Positions in Asian Languages. Journal of Pragmatics, 2022.

For more publications, please visit ResearchGate.