FASS Staff Profile

DR PARK MIHI
SENIOR LECTURER
CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE STUDIES

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

Dr. Park joined National University of Singapore in March 2008. She received 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 at NUS. 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 has been teaching Korean language courses from novice to advanced levels both in online settings and classroom settings.


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

Current or Planned Research Activities;

  • Reflective learning of L3
  • Computer-assisted pronunciation evaluation and training in Korean language learning (Multidisciplinary project with School of Computing)
  • Enhancing Living and Learning Experience through Portfolio Utilising Natural Language Processing (Multidisciplinary project with NUS Engineering)
  • July, 2017- ongoing: Evaluating the effects of multilingualism on academic achievement in higher education
  • Sociolinguistic variation of L3

Research interest;

  • Language transfer in the acquisition of a third language (L3)
  • Feature sensitivity and cognitive development of L3 learners
  • Acquisition of sociolinguistic competence in L2/L3
  • Psychology of curiosity in learning
  • Reflective learning in L2/L3
  • Natural language processing

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

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    Park, Mihi (2022). Cross-linguistic Influence in the Acquisition of L3 Variation: A Comparison of Speech and Writing. In Bayley, R., Preston, D. R., Li, X. (eds), Variation in Second and Heritage Languages: Crosslinguistic Perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

    Park, Mihi (2019). Interaction of Bilingualism and Self-identity in Multicultural community: Case study of a Korean-American in Singapore. In Lee, Y-I., & Shin, S-C. (eds). Australian Symposium of Korean Communities, Bilingual Practices and Cultural Identities. Adelaide: ASK2019. Pp. 54-65.

    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.

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS

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    Park, M & Peck, J (2022). Beneficial effect of multilingualism in resolving L3 structural complexity: Attention shift from familiar cue to critical cue. Linguistic Research

    Park, M (2022). Multilingualism and the response to the change of learning mode in Singapore. Review of Korean Studies, Special issue 2022.

    Park, M (2020). Replication of Communities of Practice via a Multimedia-Based Vocabulary Learning Tool to Enhance Sociolinguistic Competence. AJSoTL, December 2020, http://nus.edu.sg/cdtl/engagement/publications/ajsotl-home/asian-journal-of-the-scholarship-of-teaching-and-learning/v10n2-Park-Mihi

    Park, M. & Starr, R. L. (2019). 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. & 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. (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

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    Park, Mihi (2021). The effect of multilingualism in the acquisition of L3 Korean in reflective practice. International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB13) (10-14, July 2021, in Poland)

    Park, Mihi (2021). L3 variation in spoken Korean: linguistic and development factors. Variation in Language Acquisition (ViLA4) Conference (2-4 June 2021, in Rorschach / Switzerland)

    Park, Mihi (2021). Spoken Variation in L3 Korean by Singapore early bilinguals. The sixth meeting of the New Ways of Analyzing Variation in Asia-Pacific (NWAV-AP6) e-Conference (17-20 February 2021, in National University of Singapore)

    Park, Mihi (2020). Personalised touch on learning support changes students’ learning behaviour. e-Higher Education Campus Conference 2020. (8-9, Dec, 2020 at National University of Singapore, Singapore)

    Park, Mihi (2019). Portfolio writing at higher education to support lifelong learning. Higher Education Campus Conference 2019. (18, November, 2019 at National University of Singapore, Singapore)

    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

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2020, Jan – Present

Co-chair of Career advancement for FASS educators (CAFÉ) Committee at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at National University of Singapore (NUS)

2019, May - Present

Founder and leader of Learning Community at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at National University of Singapore (NUS)

FASS LEARNING COMMUNITY: For Educators in Higher Education https://blog.nus.edu.sg/mihi/

2020, Mar – Dec

Member of the Korean Lecturer Search Committee at the centre for language studies

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

2019-2020

Member of the CLaSIC 2020 Conference, Abstract & Prgramme Committee

2019-2020

External Reviewer, The 6th meeting of the New Ways of Analyzing Variation – Asia Pacific conference (19-22 February, 2020, National University of Singapore)

2018 – Present

External Reviewer for various international journals

1) Bilingualism: Language & Cognition

2) Gender and Language Journal

3) e-FLT Journal

4) Journal of International Korean education and culture foundation (국제한국어교육문화재단)


GRANTS, AWARDS AND ACADEMIC RECOGNITION

Mar 2021          Research grant (S$7,713) awarded by the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences of the National University of Singapore, Staff Research Support Scheme FY2021

May 2019         LIFT2019, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) project (S$ 90,000) awarded by the Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning of the National University of Singapore.  “Computer-assisted pronunciation evaluation and training in Korean language learning”. Co-PI

May 2019         Research grant (S$4,866) awarded by the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences of the National University of Singapore, Staff Research Support Scheme FY2019

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

May 2017         Research grant (S$5,000) 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 (S$4,954) 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 Programme)



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