Director of the Korean Language Program
Spring 2015 Office Hours: Monday 2-3 and Tuesday 10-11
Sang-suk Oh is Senior Preceptor in Korean and Director of the Korean Language Program (KLP). He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Hawaii in 1996 and 1998 respectively. From 1999 to 2000, he worked in the Defense Language Institute as Assistant Professor before moving to Harvard in 2000 as a Preceptor. He served as Acting Director of the KLP in 2003 and 2004, and has been working as Director of the program since 2005. While serving as the program’s director, the program expanded significantly as reflected in the steady growth in enrollment. His research interests include grammaticalization theory, cognitive linguistics and Korean as a second language. His recent publications include “Universality and specificity of conceptualization of FEAR in Korean and English” (Korean Semantics 44.2, 2014), “On the concept of PAIN: A cognitive linguistic account” (English Language and Literature 19.2, 2014), “Who is talking? From Teacher-led to Student-led Discussion in Advanced Korean Classes” (Korean Language Education 25.1, 2014), “Collocation Usage by Learners of Korean: Analysis and Pedagogical Implication” (co-authored: Studies in Korean Linguistics and Language Pedagogy, Korea University Press, 2013), “A project-based curriculum for an advanced Korean class: Teaching Korean in the post-modern era” (The Korean Language in America. Vol. 17, 2012). He also co-authored four volumes of the “Integrated Korean I & II” (Hawaii) workbook and co-revised four volumes of the same textbook series from 2007-12.