So Young Yi

So Young Yi

So Young Yi

Adjunct Faculty

Korean: Korean phonetics and phonology, Sociolinguistics, Pedagogy

So Young Yi received her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures (Korean Linguistics) from the University of Hawai‘i. Her research interests center on Korean phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, course modalities, and the pedagogical applications of socio-phonetics. 

Selected Publications

Yi, So Young. (2017). Social and stylistic variation in vowel raising in Seoul Korean. The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea, 25(3), 165-197.

Yi, So Young (2014). Subclassification of HI-causatives in Korean. Korean Linguistics, 16(1), 51-62.


Grants and Fellowships

2022 AATK Professional Development Awards

Online Course Development Grant, The Sterns Center, George Mason University, 2021

Courses Taught

KORE 101: Elementary Korean

KORE 110: Elementary Korean

KORE 201: Intermediate Korean 1

KORE 202: Intermediate Korean 2

KORE 301: Advanced Korean Language and Culture

KORE 331: Special Topics in Advanced Korean Reading: Reading Literacy in Korean 

KORE 410: Special Topics in Korean Linguistics: The Sounds of Korean

Recent Presentations

Yi, So Young (2022). Diverse Course Modalities and Student Outcomes in a Language Classroom. The 32nd International Conference on Korean Language Education, Seoul, Korea

Yi, So Young (2022). Hybrid learning in a language classroom: A way to find an effective course modality. The 27th AATK Annual Conference and Workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Yi, So Young (2021). Indexicality and stylistic variation of /o/ in Seoul Korean. The 29th Japanese Korean Linguistics Conference, Nagoya, Japan

Yi, So Young (2018). Social meanings of vowel variation in Seoul Korean. International Conference on Korean Language Education, Seoul, Korea.

Yi, So Young (2017). Age-graded vowel raising and the linguistic marketplace in Korea. 25th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Yi, So Young (2014). Correlation between the perception of personal characteristics and vowel raising in Seoul Korean. Korean Sociolinguistics Conference, Seoul, Korea.