Eunhye Kim Hess teaches Korean at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies. She received her dual bachelor's degrees in English education and education at Ewha Woman's University in Seoul, Korea. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at Oklahoma State University. She has extensive teaching experience in English as a foreign/second language and Korean as a foreign language. Her research interests include cognitive linguistics, discourse analysis and cultural studies.
Education and Certifications
- Ph.D. (ABD). Applied Linguistics, Oklahoma State University
- M.A. TESL/Linguistics, Oklahoma State University
- B.A. Education and English Education, Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, Korea
Honors and Awards
- Spring 2020, Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year Award (2019-20), College of Liberal Arts, University of Central Oklahoma
- Spring 2020, Ravi Sheorey TESL Award for Research, Department of English, Oklahoma State University
Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities
Hess, E.K. (2020). Contesting Confucian frames in Korea: A multimodal discourse analysis of webtoon. Paper presented at the High Desert Linguistics Society Conference 14. Albuquerque, New Mexico, University of New Mexico. (held virtually due to COVID-19). November 2020.
Hess, E.K., & Moder, C.L. (2020). A usage-based construction approach to -key and -tolok causatives in Korean. Paper presented at the High Desert Linguistics Society Conference 14. Albuquerque, New Mexico, University of New Mexico. (held virtually due to COVID-19). November 2020.
Hess, E., & Takebe, A. (2020). Politeness in Japanese and Korean disaster warnings. Japanese and Korean Linguistics, 27, 71-85. CSLI: Stanford.
Hess, E.K. (2020). Ani ‘no’-prefaced turns used by L2 Korean speakers in debates: Findings from picengsang hoytam ‘Abnormal Summit’. Paper presented at the 25th American Association of Teachers of Korean annual conference and workshop. (held virtually due to COVID-19). June 2020.
Hess, E. & Takebe, A. (2019). Politeness in Korean and Japanese Disaster Warnings. Paper presented at the 27th Japanese and Korean Linguistics Conference, Seoul, Sogang University. October 2019.
Hess, E. (2019). Semantic Change of a Word and its Pedagogical Implications for Korean Learners: The Case of “Myenulaki". Paper presented at the 24th American Association of Teachers of Korean annual conference and workshop, Twin Cities, University of Minnesota. June 2019.
Hess, E. (2019). TESL-EJ Media Review: Book Creator. TESL-EJ, 23(1).
Hess, E., Vasquez, C. & Folarin, F. (2017). Compliment Responses: A Contrastive Study among American, Nigerian, and Korean Students. Panel presented at OKTESOL Fall Conference, Norman, University of Oklahoma. November 2017.
Hess, E. (2017) Intercultural Communicative Competence in Korean High School Textbooks: Assessing Knowledge, Skills, and Awareness. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Spring Forum in TESL/Linguistics, Stillwater, Oklahoma State University. April 2017.
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