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 University of Hawai‘i. Her research interests center on Korean phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, 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.


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 

Recent Presentations

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 perception of personal characteristic and vowel raising in Seoul Korean. Korean Sociolinguistics Conference, Seoul, Korea.