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Dr. Yongtaek Kim

Yongtaek Kim Dr. Yongtaek Kim joined the faculty of the IUP Department of Foreign Languages in Fall 2012.

Dr. Kim received his PhD in linguistics from the University of Oregon in 2009. The focus of his doctoral studies was comparative linguistics between English, Japanese, and Korean with the basis of cognitive linguistics. His dissertation, “Event Construal and Its Linguistic Encoding: Towards an Extended Semantic Map Model,” was an investigation of the relationship between how humans view and represent in terms of cognitive and typological linguistics. His current research interest is how to apply cognitive linguistics to teaching Japanese. He is also interested in how to adopt mobile apps and tablet computing in class. His goal as a Japanese language teacher is to write a textbook for learning Japanese with the basis of applied cognitive linguistics and computer assisted language learning. Dr. Kim teaches Elementary and Intermediate Japanese at IUP.

Dr. Kim is also the advisor for the IUP Japanese Student Association.

Spring 2016 Office Hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:10–11:50 a.m.; Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and by appointment.