Basic Information

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BYUN Hi-Gyung


Title

Associate Professor

Nationality

KOREA REPUBLIC OF

Research Fields, Keywords

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

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


2021.8. Web site "Japanese Pronunciation Laboratory"
www.jp-lab.com


PUBLICATIONS

2022.2. Perceptual cues of word-medial stops in Seoul Korean and its application in teaching
Journal of the Society for Korean Linguistics in Japan, 9, 7-23.

2021.9. Perception of Japanese word-initial stops by native listeners
Phonetics and Speech Sciences, 13(3), 53-64.

2021.4. Acoustic characteristics for Japanese stops in word-initial position: VOT and Post-stop fo
Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan 25, 41-63.

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. in linguistics, Linguistics, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 2003/03

Professional Career On-Campus 【 display / non-display

  • Akita International University Faculty of International Liberal Arts Foreign Language Education, Associate Professor, 2021/04 -

  • Akita International University Faculty of International Liberal Arts Basic Education Foreign Language Education, Associate Professor, 2018/04 - 2021/03

  • 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

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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

  • The linguistic Society of Japan, 2019/04 - , JAPAN

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

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

  • Society for Japanese Linguistics, 2002/04 - , JAPAN

  • Phonetic Society of Japan, 2001/04 - , JAPAN

Field of Expertise 【 display / non-display

  • phonetics, sociolinguistics, contrastive study, Korean language education

 

Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Perceptual cues of word-medial stops in Seoul Korean and its application in teaching, Journal of the Society for Korean Linguistics in Japan, vol.9 (p.7 - 23) , 2022/02

    DOI:https://doi.org/10.50986/koreanlinguistics.9.0_7, Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author, Foreign language education, Japanese

  • Perception of Japanese word-initial stops by native listeners, Phonetics and Speech Sciences, vol.13 (3) (p.53 - 64) , 2021/09, Hi-Gyung Byun

    DOI:https://doi.org/10.13064/KSSS.2021.13.3.053, Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author, Linguistics, Other

  • Teaching Pronunciation in the Winter Teaching Practice, Bulletin of Japanese Language Teaching Practices, vol.12 (p.162 - 166) , 2021/09, Hi-Gyung Byun

    DOI:https://doi.org/10.24589/aiujltp.12.0_162, Research paper (university, research institution), Single Author, Japanese language education, Japanese

  • Acoustic characteristics for Japanese stops in word-initial position: VOT and post-stop fo, Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, vol.25 (p.41 - 63) , 2021/04, Hi-Gyung Byun

    DOI:https://doi.org/10.24467/onseikenkyu.25.0_41, Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author, Linguistics, English

  • Perceptual cues for /o/ and /u/ in Seoul Korean, Phonetics and Speech Sciences, vol.12 (3) (p.1 - 14) , 2020/09, Hi-Gyung Byun

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.13064/KSSS.2020.12.3.001, Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author, Linguistics, 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

Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • Phonetic Society of Japan Awards, Outstanding Article Award , 2020/09, JAPAN, Award by an Official Scientific Society or Academic Journal, Hi-Gyung Byun, Linguistics

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

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C),2022/04 - 2026/03,Development of "Japanese Pronunciation Laboratory" a pronunciation practice tool to support autonomous learning of Japanese language learners

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C),2020/04 - 2023/03

  • 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 (principal investigator)

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

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

  • 2022, Fall, JLT606-1_F, Pedagogy for Japanese Speech Sounds and Prosody

  • 2022, Fall, JLT211-1_F, Japanese Phonetics

  • 2022, Fall, KRN101-1_F, Korean I Practice

  • 2022, Fall, KRN100-1_F, Korean I

  • 2022, Fall, JLT604-1_F, Teaching Materials and Aids for Japanese Language Teaching

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Community Activities Outside University 【 display / non-display

  • A member of editorial board for the Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan ,2019/04 - 2022/03

    Article reviewer

  • 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,2015/08

    Guidance for high school students