Basic Information

Center for Language Research (CLR)
Senior Associate Professor
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Courses - Undergraduate
Listening & Speaking 1, Listening & Speaking 2,Reading & Writing 1, Reading & Writing 2,Speaking & Writing 3, English for Active Communication,Design of Human Language,Thesis Writing
Courses - Graduate


Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)PhonologySpeech Perception
Educational Background, Biography
Ph.D. in English (Language and Linguistics) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 2010
Current Research Theme
Learning stress/intonation patterns of English and marking phrasal boundaries in speech
Key Topic
Speech perceptionLoanword adaptationL2 phonology
Affiliated Academic Society
American Association for Applied Linguistics


School days' Dream
I wanted to become a teacher.
Current Dream
Now I want to become a "good" teacher!
The world is your oyster.
Favorite Books
"The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho
Messages for Students
The world is your oyster! You can become whatever you want to become.
Publications other than one's areas of specialization

Dissertation and Published Works

Dissertation: Vowel Insertion as Perceptual Intrusion in Loanword Adaptation
Heo, Younghyon & Hyowon Song. 2014. "The Influence of Native-like Parsing Practice on Reading Comprehension," Proceedings of The 5th Conference on Teaching and Learning of English in Asia. to appear.
Kaneko, Emiko, Younghyon Heo, Gregory K. Iverson & Ian Wilson. "Quasi-neutralization in the Japanese Acquisition of English Coronal Fricatives," Journal of Second Language Pronunciation. to appear.
Heo, Younghyon & Hyowon Song. 2014. "The Influence of Partner Acquaintanceship in an EFL Speaking Test," Journal of Language Sciences 21(2).193-210.
Heo, Younghyon & Hyowon Song. 2013. "The Effect of Familiarity between Partners on EFL Oral Performance," Applied Linguistics in Asia: Global and Local Perspectives. Seoul: Hankuk Munhwasa, pp. 360-362.
Heo, Younghyon & Hanyong Park. 2012. "American Learners' Identification of Korean Vowel Categories," Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics XIV: Harvard-Yenching Institute, pp. 77-84.