Basic Information

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BYUN Hi-Gyung


Title

Associate Professor

Nationality

KOREA REPUBLIC OF

Research Fields, Keywords

phonetics, contrastive study of Japanese and Korean, pronunciation teaching, Korean language education, sociolinguistics

Research Field

I am interested in regional and generational variations of Japanese vowels, including diachronic change of devoiced vowels. I am also interested in generational differences of Korean consonants and vowels. Recently I have been doing research on Korean consonants and its applications for Korean pronunciation teaching.

Recent Activities


PAPER/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

November 30, 2019 Perception of word-initial stops in Japanese
The 340th Regular Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan. Osaka Jogakuin University.

September 29, 2019 Perception of intervocalic stop consonants in Seoul Korean.
The 33rd General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan. Seisen University.

June 1, 2019 Pitch patterns in two-, three-, and four-syllable words of Seoul Korean. 2019 Spring Conference of Korean Society of Speech Sciences. Yonsei University

February 23, 2019 Pitch patterns in disyllabic words of Seoul Korean. The 262nd Meeting of the Society for Korean Linguistics in Japan. Hongo Satellite of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

December 1, 2018 Tokyo accent perception ability for native speakers of two-pattern accent: A case of Kagoshima dialect
The 338th Regular Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan. Utsunomiya Kyowa University (City Campus)

June 16, 2018 Acoustic parameters of Japanese word-initial stops: VOT and post-stop F0
The 337th Regular Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan. Seminar House of Konan University

February 10, 2018 Formant patterns of Korean and Japanese monophtongs and teaching Korean vowels to Japanese-speaking learners: with reference to the merge of Seoul Korean /o/ and /u/ in F1/F2 space
The 257th Meeting of the Society for Korean Linguistics in Japan. The University of Tokyo


PUBLICATIONS

December 2019 Acoustic characteristics for Japanese stops in word-initial position: VOT and Post-stop fo
Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan 23, 174-197.

August 2018 Tokyo accent perception ability for native speakers from different areas
Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan 22(2), 1-21.

June 2018 Acoustic parameters that differentiate /o/ from /u/ in Seoul Korean
Phonetics and Speech Sciences 10(2), 15-24.

January 2018 How to teach Korean fortis stops using Japanese sokuon
Journal of the Academic Association of Koreanology in Japan 245, 1-20.

Academic Background (Graduate Level) 【 display / non-display

  • The University of Tokyo, Graduate School, Division of General Culture, Language and Information Sciences

    Doctor's Course, 2008/03, Accomplished credits for doctoral program, JAPAN

Degree Earned 【 display / non-display

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, The University of Tokyo, 2012/11

  • M.A., Linguistics, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 2003/03

Professional Career On-Campus 【 display / non-display

  • Akita International University Faculty of International Liberal Arts Basic Education Foreign Language Education, Associate Professor, 2018/04 -

  • Akita International University Faculty of International Liberal Arts Basic Education Foreign Language Education, Assistant Professor, 2015/04 - 2018/03

  • Akita International University Faculty of International Liberal Arts Basic Education Humanities,Art, Assistant Professor, 2013/04 - 2015/03

  • Akita International University Graduate School of Global Communication and Language Japanese Language Teaching Practices, Lecturer, 2008/09 - 2017/03

  • Akita International University Faculty of International Liberal Arts Basic Education Humanities,Art, Lecturer, 2007/04 - 2013/03

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • Akita University of Art, part-time lecturer, 2013/04 - 2014/03

  • Nogoya University of Foreign Studies, part-time lecturer, 2009/01

  • Nogoya University of Foreign Studies, part-time lecturer, 2008/08

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Academic Association of Koreanology in Japan, 2016/04 - , JAPAN

  • Society for Korean Linguistics in Japan, 2016/04 - , JAPAN

  • Korean Society of Speech Sciences, 2013/11 - , KOREA REPUBLIC OF

  • Association for Asian Studies (AAS), 2006/12 - 2018/06, UNITED STATES

  • Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, 2004/04 - , JAPAN

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Field of Expertise 【 display / non-display

  • phonetics, sociolinguistics, contrastive study, Korean language education

 

Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Acoustic Characteristics for Japanese Stops in Word-initial Position: VOT and Post-stop fo, Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, vol.23 (p.174 - 197) , 2019/12, Hi-Gyung Byun

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author, Japanese

  • Perception of intervocalic stop consonants in Seoul Korean, Proceedings of the 33rd General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan (p.133 - 138) , 2019/09, Hi-Gyung Byun

    Research paper (other scientific conference materials, etc.), Single Author, Japanese

  • Pitch patterns in two-, three-, and four-syllable words of Seoul Korean, Proceedings of the 2019 Spring Conference of Korean Society of Speech Sciences (p.142 - 143) , 2019/06, Hi-Gyung Byun

    Research paper (other scientific conference materials, etc.), Single Author, Other

  • Tokyo accent perception ability for native speakers from different areas, Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, vol.22 (2) (p.1 - 21) , 2018/08, Hi-Gyung Byun

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author, Japanese

  • Acoustic parameters that differentiate /o/ from /u/ in Seoul Korean, Phonetics and Speech Sciences, vol.10 (2) (p.15 - 24) , 2018/06, Hi-Gyung Byun

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author, Other

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • A Practical Approach to Japanese Language Teaching, Bonjinsya, 2014/05

    Scholarly Book, Multiple Authorship , Japanese language education, Japanese

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C),2019/04 - 2023/03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C),2017/04 - 2020/03,A contrastive study of Japanese and Korean stops: production and perception

  • Grant-in-Aid for challenging Exploratory Research,2014/04 - 2016/03,A contrastive study of Japanese and Korean consonants for Korean pronunciation practice

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • The 340th Regular Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan, Domestic Conference, 2019/11, Perception of word-initial stops in Japanese, Oral Presentation (general), Linguistics

  • The 33rd General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan, Domestic Conference, 2019/09, Perception of intervocalic stop consonants in Seoul Korean, Oral Presentation (general)

  • 2019 Spring Conference of Korean Society of Speech Sciences, International Conference, 2019/06, Pitch patterns in two-, three-, and four-syllable words of Seoul Korean, Oral Presentation (general)

  • The 262nd Meeting of the Society for Korean Linguistics in Japan, Domestic Conference, 2019/02, Pitch patterns in disyllabic words of Seoul Korean, Oral Presentation (general)

  • The 338th Regular Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan, Domestic Conference, 2018/12, Tokyo accent perception ability for native speakers of two-pattern accent: A case of Kagoshima dialect, Oral Presentation (general)

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On-Campus Classes/Subjects In Charge of 【 display / non-display

  • 2019, Fall, JLT210-1_F, Japanese Phonetics

  • 2019, Fall, KRN100-1_F, Korean Ⅰ

  • 2019, Fall, KRN300-1_F, Korean Ⅲ

  • 2019, Fall, KRN101-1_F, Korean Ⅰ Practice

  • 2019, Fall, KRN301-1_F, Korean Ⅲ Practice

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Community Activities Outside University 【 display / non-display

  • High School - University Joint Course Program in fall 2019 Invitation to International Liberal Arts ,2019/11

    A lecture for high school students titled "Is the Korean language easy to learn for Japanese native speakers?"

  • Guidance for high school students 2015,2015/08

    The purpose of this event is to help high school freshmen understand university education and encourage them to make future study plans by providing information on subjects which they might study once they go into a university in Akita prefecture. I gave a presentation about Korean language learning, including linguistic characteristics of Japanese and Korean and cross-cultural understanding.