Mary Shin Kim


Associate Professor,


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

The complexity and variability of self-deprecation in Korean conversation. Pragmatics and Society 6(3), 399-421. (2015)

.Stancetaking in the face of incongruity in Korean conversation. Journal of Pragmatics 83, 57-72. (2015)

A distinct declarative question design in Korean conversation: An examination of turn-final ko questions. Journal of Pragmatics 79, 60-78. (2015)

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

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)

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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