ISU/SKKU virtual workshop

CATEGORIES: Department Events
February 23, 2023, 6:00-9:00pm | Online via Zoom

I’m excited to announce that our department will co-host a virtual workshop with the Department of English Language and Literature at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, South Korea. Presenters from our department will include Bethany Gray, Febriana Lestari, John Levis, Sinem Sonsaat-Hegelheimer, and Matthew Sivils.

 This virtual (via Zoom) workshop will take place on two successive evenings : Wednesday, February 22 from 6-9pm and Thursday, February 23 from 6-9pm (Iowa Time). You can attend virtually from any Zoom enabled computer as we learn about the work of our colleagues, both here at ISU and at SKKU.  Due to the icy weather, we’re cancelling the in-person component of tonight’s SKKU/ISU Virtual Workshop, which was to be held in Ross 212.

 If you plan to attend in person in Ross 212 on Wednesday, February 22 from 6-9pm and/or Thursday, February 23 from 6-9pm please RSVP by e-mailing Matthew Sivils directly by February 15, and please let him know which evening(s) you plan to attend—hopefully both!

 About our partnership with SKKU

As many of you know, our department participates in an exchange program with Sungkyunkwan University’s Department of English Language and Literature. The goal of this partnership, which is funded by Korea’s Ministry of Education, is to promote international exchanges of graduate students and faculty between our departments.

When SKKU initially approached us about partnering with them, they noted “We consider your department’s graduate program an ideal partner for cooperation because of its research excellence, especially in the areas of linguistics and environmental humanities, which are the primary research interests of our department.”

 In addition to workshops such as this one, future areas of cooperation may include the exchange of suitably qualified faculty members and the delivery of short intensive courses (including online courses) by invited Iowa State University faculty members, with costs paid by Sungkyunkwan University. 

Moderator: Nayoun Kim (SKKU)

Opening remarks


Nayoun Kim (SKKU)
Presentation 1


Bethany Gray (ISU)

Title: Developmental Trajectories in University Writing: L1 and L2 Writers and the Development of Grammatical Complexity

Presentation 2


Sinem Sonsaat-Hegelheimer (ISU) and John Levis (ISU)

Title: Learning the Forms and Functions of Intonation through Explicit Teaching and Perceptual Training

Presentation 3


Febriana Lestari (ISU)

Title: An Investigation of VACs Knowledge Development in Indonesian L2 Learners of English: A Corpus-based Study of Construction Grammar

Presentation 4


Ziying Li (SKKU)

Title: Island-Sensitivity of Two Different Interpretations of Why in Chinese

Closing remarks


Jung-Suk Hwang (SKKU)