FASS Staff Profile

DR PARK MIHI
SENIOR LECTURER
CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE STUDIES

Appointment:
SENIOR LECTURER
Office:
AS4/05-10
Email:
clspm@nus.edu.sg
Tel:
6516 2479
Fax:
Homepage:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/clspm/
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Brief Introduction

Dr Park joined National University of Singapore in March 2008. She got her M.A. in Korean Linguistics and literature, majoring in Korean as a foreign language, and PhD in Linguistics, focusing on multilingualism, third language acquisition, and psycholinguistics. Dr Park is particularly interested in studying the issues that arise when teaching languages to multilinguals, such as the effects of transfer from first and/or second languages, cognitive development and additive effect of late bilingualism. Dr. Park is actively performing at the Institute for Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology at NUS as an affiliated faculty, in leading/co-leading research projects incorperating multidisciplinary approach, learning science, and application of data science to learning.

As a founding faculty member of the Korean language programme at NUS, Dr Park has had various experiences not only in teaching Korean as a second language but also developing the curriculum, teaching materials, and assessments at all levels. In the capacity as coordinator, she has been in charge of training Korean instructors in teaching, curriculum development, and classroom management. In addition to these supervisory roles, she have been teaching Korean language courses from novice to advanced levels both in online settings and classroom settings.


Teaching Areas

  • All levels of Korean for foreigners for general purposes
  • Korean for an academic purpose
  • Korean through multimedia and a computer

Current Research

Current or Planned Research Activities;

  • The psychology of curiosity in computer-assisted language learning
  • July, 2017- ongoing: Evaluating the effects of multilingualism on academic achievement in higher education
  • June, 2017- ongoing: Media-medicated language learning at higher education (collaborated work with Rakuten Institute of Technology)
  • The role of complexity to argument structure in L3A
  • Sociolinguistic variation in the Competition Model
  • Virtual Self-Learning Centre for Korean as a Foreign Language ("Korean Language Courseware"; web address: https://courseware.nus.edu.sg/klp/index.aspx)

Research Interests

Research interest;

  • Language transfer in the acquisition of a third language (L3)
  • Feature sensitivity and cognitive development of L3 learners
  • Acquisition of sociolinguistic competence
  • The role of multilingualism in SLA
  • CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) in SLA
  • Psychology of curiosity in learning

Publications

ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

  • Bak, J.-H. & Park, M. (2019). A Study on the Effect of Self-Regulated Learning in Multimedia for Korean L2 Learners’ process of Vocabulary Learning. 국어교육, Korean Language Education. (164).

    Park, M. & Starr, R. L. (2018). The acquisition of L3 variation among early bilinguals: the roles of L2 experience, home language and linguistic factors. Linguistic approaches to Bilingualism. DOI: 10.1075/lab.17066.par

    Bak, J.-H., Min, H.-S. & Park, M. (2018). The role of context-based vocabulary learning in associating sociolinguistic context with perceived image for learners of Korean. CLaSIC 2018 Conference Proceeding. Singapore.

    Park, M. (2018). The acquisition of Korean sociolinguistic competence: the role of a media-based vocabulary learning tool. In Lee, Y-I., Shin, S-C., and Song, C. (eds). Australian Symposium on Korean Migration and Language Matters. Adelaide: ASK2018. Pp. 122-132.

    Park, M. (2017). The impact of late bilingualism across L3 proficiency levels among early bilinguals. In Lee, Y-I and Shin, S-C (eds). Korean Language as Socio-Educational Resources. Adelaide: ASKLLaT2017. Pp. 98-113.

    Park, M. (2016). Third language acquisition among early bilinguals (Doctoral Dissertation). National University of Singapore.

    Park, M. & Starr, R. L. (2016). The role of formal L2 learning experience in L3 acquisition among early bilinguals, International Journal of Multilingualism, 13:3, 274-291, DOI: 10.1080/14790718.2015.1088544

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • Park, Mihi (2019). The psychology of curiosity in Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Language in Focus (2-4, May, 2019 at Dubrovnik, Croatia).

    Park, Mihi & Peck, Jeeyoung (2019). Beneficial effect of multilingualism to resolve structural complexity in third language learning: Attention shift from familiar cue to critical cue. Language in Focus (2-4, May, 2019 at Dubrovnik, Croatia).

    Park, Mihi & Peck, Jeeyoung (2019). The impact of L2 learning experience in learning an L3: Case study of the acquisition of word order scrambling in L3 Korean course by early bilinguals. The Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (10-12 January, 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii).

    Park, Mihi (2018). An invited presentation “The acquisition of Korean sociolinguistic competence: the role of a media-based vocabulary learning tool” at ASK2018 (Australian Symposium on Korean Migration and Language). 15-16 November 2018 at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

    Bak, J.-H., Min, H.-S. & Park, M. (2018). The role of context-based vocabulary learning in associating sociolinguistic context with perceived image for learners of Korean. CLaSIC 2018 (6-8 Dec 2018, Singapore).

    Park, Mihi (2017). An invited presentation “The impact of late bilingualism across L3 proficiency levels among early bilinguals” at ASKLLaT2017 (Australian Symposium on Korean Language Learning & Teaching), 20th November 2017 at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia

    Park, Mihi (2017). Asymmetry of nominative-drop and accusative-drop complexity in the acquisition of L3 Korean. International Symposium on Bilingualism11 (11-15, June 2017, Limerick, Ireland).

    Park, Mihi & Starr, Rebecca L. (2017). Variation in Argument Realization among L3 Korean Learners. ViLA3 (8-10, Feb 2017, Salzburg, Austria).

    Park, Mihi (2016). An experimental study of cue sensitivity development: classroom input and late bilingualism. CLaSIC 2016 (1-3 Dec 2016, Singapore).

    Park, Mihi (2016). Impact of prior language experience over time course of L3A. The 10th International Conference on Multilingualism and Third Language Acquisition (September 1-3, 2016, at the University of Vienna, Austria).

    Park, Mihi (2016). Acquisition of Variation among Learners of Korean as a Third Language. The fourth meeting of the New Ways of Analyzing Variation in Asia-Pacific (NWAV-AP 4) Conference (April 22-24 2016, in Chiayi, Taiwan)

    Park, Mihi (2015). The more, the better? The case of L3 learning by bilinguals and multilinguals. International Symposium on Bilingualism10 (20 - 24 Jan 2015, Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, New Brunswick, United States)

    Park, Mihi & Starr, Rebecca L. (2015). The role of formal L2 learning experience in L3 acquisition among early bilinguals. The 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (8 - 11 Jan 2015, The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland, United States)

    Park, Mihi (2014). What benefits learners in third language learning?: Typological proximity and Bilingualism. CLaSIC 2014 (4-6 Dec 2014, Singapore).

    Park, Mihi (2010). Do we reach to the right concept of the new L2 word by picture-learning method of lexicons?. 2010 The Korean Language and Culture Education Society, The 13th National Conference (20 November, 2010, in Korea).

    Park, Mihi (2009). Disciplined discussion through guided participation in Korean language class, The International Association for Korean Language Education, 2009 International Conference (Korea).

    Park, Mihi (2008). A needs analysis and prospect of CALL education for Korean language teachers, Korea Association of Foreign Language Education, 2008 Winter Conference (Korea).

    Park, Mihi (2008). Process of designing personalized online exercises for language learning, CLaSIC 2008 (Singapore).

    Park, Mihi & Park, Suk Young (2006). A Study on developing Korean textbooks for an academic reading purpose, Korea Association of Foreign Language Education, 2006 Winter Conference (Korea).

OTHERS

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Other Information

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Oct, 2018

 

국제한국어교육문화재단 (International Korean education and culture Journal), External reviewer

 

May, 2018

 

e-FLT Journal, External reviewer

 

July, 2017 - Present

 

 

 

 

Resident Fellow at the Prince George’s Park House at the National University of Singapore

  • Developing Living and learning community programmes
  • Community building through frugal innovation and social activities
  • House administration, admission, student welfare and activities
  • Providing appropriate counselling and referrals for academic and personal needs of students

 

Mar – Dec, 2016

 

 

The Korean Lecturer Search Committee at the centre for language studies

  • Reviewing applications and selection of a new lecturer for the programme

 

2009-Present

 

 

Supervisor of the Korean Culture Society (Student group) of the National University of Singapore

  • Organizing students event in collaboration with local students and Korean exchange students to enhance language courses
  • Hosting various types of visit from Korea

 

GRANTS, AWARDS AND ACADEMIC RECOGNITION

Oct 2018           Faculty Excellent Teacher Award by the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences of the National University of Singapore

May 2017          Research grant awarded by the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences of the National University of Singapore, Staff Research Support Scheme FY2017

Oct 2016           Faculty Excellent Teacher Award by the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences of the National University of Singapore

May 2014          Research grant awarded by the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences of the National University of Singapore, Staff Research Support Scheme FY2014

Dec 2008           Awarded a full scholarship for Graduate students by Korean Government

                           (Master course)



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