Kyae-Sung Park

she/her

  • Five College Lecturer in Korean
Kyae-Sung Park

Kyae-Sung Park teaches Korean at all levels. Her research interests include first (L1) and second (L2) language acquisition, Korean linguistics, and language pedagogy. She is interested in the discourse effects of information structure on native and non-native speakers’ choices in word order alternations. Her research is concerned with whether properties pertaining to different linguistic and extralinguistic levels cause difficulties for L2 learners – and if so, how these difficulties can be theoretically explained and then practically overcome in the L2 classroom.

Areas of Expertise

First and Second Language Acquisition; Child Second Language Acquisition; Language Pedagogy

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • A.B.D., Sogang University
  • M.A., Southern Illinois University
  • M.A., B.A., Gangneung-Wonju National University

Recent Publications

Park, K.-S. (2021). Given-before-New and Theory of Mind in English-acquiring children. Discourse and Cognition, 28(1), 105-127.

Park, K.-S. (2018). Information structure in canonical vs. scrambled dative order in L2 Korean. Linguistics Vanguard, 4, 1–14. 

Recent Honors

Park, K.-S., & S. Chang. (2023). Integrating social justice into the KFL curriculum. American Association of Teachers of Korean 28th Annual Conference and Professional Development Workshop (AATK 28) University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. June 17.

Park, K.-S. (2023). Critical evaluation of cultural representation in the Integrated Korean series: Implications for diversity, equity, and inclusion in KFL education. American Association of Teachers of Korean 28th Annual Conference and Professional Development Workshop (AATK 28) University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. June 16.

Park, K.-S., J-Y Kim & H-Y. Smith (2019). Designing and implementing YouTube vlog projects in the language classroom. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention (2019 ACTFL). Washington, D. C. November 23.   

Park, K.-S., J-Y Kim & H-Y. Smith. (2019). Using vlogs to promote a social learning environment for (post)digital natives in KFL classrooms. American Association of Teachers of Korean 24th Annual Conference (AATK 24). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. June 20.

Park, K.-S. (2019). L2 children’s adherence to the given-before-new principle in dative alternations. International Workshop on the L1 and L2 Acquisition of Information Structure. KU Leuven, Belgium. April 26.

View More