Professor, Language Program Coordinator (Korean)
As coordinator of the Korean language program at UCLA, she oversees one of the largest Korean programs in N. America, and supervises undergraduate, as well as graduate students majoring in Korean linguistics.
Her research area includes discourse-functional linguistics, grammaticalization and second language acquisition among others. She is the author/co-author of six books including Integrated Korean (University of Hawaii Press) and Tense and Aspect in Korean. She has also published more than seventy articles on Korean language and linguistics