Yu Kyoung Shin

Applied Linguistics

B.A., World Commerce, Soongsil University

M.A., TESOL, Sookmyung Women’s University

Advisor: Dr. Viviana Cortes

Research Interests:

I am a second year PhD student in the Applied Linguistics program. My primary interests include English determiners, formulaic language, second language writing – particularly academic registers – and corpus-based research. Specifically, I am interested in examining the use of English articles as part of formulaic language such as lexical bundles in order to understand the kinds of errors L2 writers make in using formulaic language. Based on the results of my research on this topic so far, I am also interested in investigating and developing methods of teaching articles embedded in formulaic language to non-native speakers of English.

Another set of my research interests includes several topics related to North Korea, such as the current state of English education in the country; North Korean refugees’ prior English language education in North Korea; and Korean speakers’ attitudes towards North and South Korean language varieties. All of these topics might be of help in understanding issues related to North Koreans’ settlement and education in new countries, on which there has been a dearth of research so far.


Recent Publications:

  • Park, E.S, Song, S., and Shin, Y.K. (currently in press). To what extent do learners benefit from indirect written corrective feedback? A study targeting learners with different proficiency and (non-)heritage status. Language Teaching Research.
  • Shin, Y.K. (currently in press). Book review: Lexical bundles in native and non-native scientific writing: Applying a corpus-based study to language teaching by Danica Salazar (2014). English for Specific Purposes.
  • Shin, Y.K., and Liu, N. (currently in press). When months are numbered while days are not: Korean children’s acquisition of time words. In M. Kenstowicz, T. Levin, and R. Masuda (Eds.), Proceedings of Japanese/Korean Linguistics 23. Stanford, CA: Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI).