Mary Shin Kim


Assistant Professor, Korean

Moore Hall 392
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Phone: (808) 956-2074
Fax: (808) 956-9515

Educational Background

Ph.D.; University of California, Los Angeles, 2006, Korean Linguistics

M.A.; University of California, Los Angeles, 1999, Korean History

B.A.; Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea, 1995, Political Science

 Research Areas

  • Discourse-functional linguistics
  • Conversation analysis
  • Korean linguistics
  • Second language acquisition of Korean
  • Korean language pedagogy

Selected Bibliography

Kim, M. S. (in press 2016). The complexity and variability of self-deprecation in Korean conversation. Pragmatics and Society.

Kim, M. S., & Kim, H. S. (2014). Initiating repair with and without particles: Alternative formats of other-initiation of repair in Korean conversation. Research on Language and Social Interaction 47(4), 331-352.

Kim, M. S. Reported thought as a stance-taking device in Korean conversation. Discourse Processes 51(3), 230–263. (2014)

Answering questions about the unquestionable in Korean conversation. Journal of Pragmatics 57:138–157. 2013.

The mental lexicon of low-proficiency Korean heritage learners. Heritage Language Journal 10(1):17–35. 2013.

Negotiating epistemic rights to information in Korean conversation: An examination of the Korean evidential marker –tamye. Discourse Studies 13 (4): 435–459. 2011.

Integrated Korean (co-authored). Workbook, Beginning 1&2, Intermediate 1&2. Honolulu: UH Press. (2009-2013)


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