The presenter shares an initial plan for her Independent Study. Lee devised this study to explore linguistic characteristics of English-Korean bilinguals in showing sympathy. This is her second experiment that investigates showing sympathy between American English and Korean inspired by the data-collection method in Panayiotou (2004). The participants are to verbally respond to a same sympathy-enticing scenario in English first and in Korean with a one-month interval. The study aims to examine whether and when they use code-switching, and whether there are frequently used vocabulary or syntactic characteristics in their respective languages. This study may contribute to providing language teachers and researchers in SLA with some intercultural pragmatic insights.
Lesley University, Community of Scholars Day, Korean language, English language acquisition, bilingual
Lee, Jihoon, "Bilinguals' Emotional Responses in American English and Korean" (2016). Community of Scholars Day—Posters. 36.