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Yilmin Koo

425 Bernard Street, Denton, Texas 76201 yilminkoo@my.unt.edu Education University of North Texas , Denton, Texas PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with Concentration in Language and Literacy Expected graduation date: May 2016 Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona M.A. in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language), May 2013 University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas Graduate TESOL (Teaching English to the Speakers of Other languages) certificate, December 2010 University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas M.A. in Linguistics, May 2010 Sogang University, Seoul, Korea M.A. in English Linguistics, December 2007 Sogang University, Seoul, Korea B.A. in British & American Language and Literature, December 2005 Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea Foundation Courses Teaching Experience University of North Texas , Denton, Texas Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication Teaching Fellow August 2013 to Present Teaching Developmental Writing Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona Department of English Teaching Assistant August 2011 to May 2013 Taught ESL at Program of Intensive English Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona Department of English Part-time Instructor June 2012 to July 2012 Taught ESL Writing at Program of Intensive English

Other Experiences

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas Department of Linguistics and TESOL Teaching Assistant January 2009 to May 2009 Sogang University, Seoul, Korea Department of Psychology Teaching Assistant August 2007 to December 2007 Assisted professors with media, routines, and grading exams Sogang University, Seoul, Korea English Department Teaching Assistant March 2006 to May 2007 Assisted professors with media, routines, and grading exams Military Service, the Republic of Korea Air Force December 1999 to June 2002 Full-time Service Discharge as a Sergeant

Volunteer Language Teaching

Arlington Public Library , Arlington, Texas ESL 4 Skills Teaching August 2010 to December 2010 University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas English Language Institute ESL Conversation Partner August 2010 to December 2010 University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas English Language Institute Volunteer ESL Teacher June 2010 to August 2010

Publications

Silva, D. J., Peters, S., Duhaish, F., Kim, S., Koo, Y., Marji, L., & Park, J. (2011). Variation in the iraq vowels outside the public forum: the indexing of political persuasion reconsidered. American Speech, 86, 179-191. Koo, Y. (2009). The uses and conventionalization of com. CD-Rom proceedings from CIL 18: The 18th International Congress of Linguists at Korea University. Koo, Y. (2008). A study on hedges: with reference to com in Korean and please and some in English. Sogang University, Seoul, Korea. (M.A. Thesis).

Koo, Y. (2007). The meanings and pragmatic interpretation of ta in hyperbole. Korean Semantics 23, 1-22. Koo, Y. (2007). How does pragmatics deal with hyperbole?: with reference to ta in Korean. Proceedings from ICDC 07: The Third Seoul International Conference on Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics: Cognition, Meaning, Implicature and Discourse . Translations Koo, Y. K. (2010). The bear house (Y. Koo, Trans.). Seoul: Sunwoo Media. Koo, Y. (2013). Review for Introducing Pragmatics in Use . Oxford 2011, in: PRAGMATICS.REVIEWS.2013.1.3. Koo, Y. (March, 2013). Students' attitudes toward corpus-based teaching in ESL settings. Poster presented in the TESOL Doctoral Forum at the 2013 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in Dallas, TX, USA. Koo, Y. & Sasaki, A. (January, 2013). Implementing speech acts in ESL lessons. Workshop presented at the 2013 annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, USA. Koo, Y. (October, 2012). ESL learners use of tense and aspect in English academic writing. Paper presented at the 2012 annual AZ-TESOL Convention, Phoenix, AZ, USA. Koo, Y (September & October 2012). Epistemological and cultural identity as a Korean living in the U.S. Invited lecture presented in Multiculturalism class (Instructor: Dr. Akiko Sasaki) at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA. Koo, Y. (July, 2008). The uses and conventionalization of com. Paper presented at the 18th International Congress of Linguists (CIL18) at Korea University, Seoul, Korea. Koo, Y. (July, 2007). How does pragmatics deal with hyperbole?: with reference to ta in Korean. Paper presented at the Third Seoul International Conference on Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics: Cognition, Meaning, Implicature and Discourse, Seoul. Korea. Koo, Y. (May, 2007). Korean-English bilinguals' sentence and word process through fMRI study. Paper presentd at the 10th Y.E.S. Colloquium for English Linguistics at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

Book Reviews

Presentations

Honors and Awards

Northern Arizona University Teacher of the Year Award at Program of Intensive English (2012/2013) Northern Arizona University Office of the Vice President for Research Travel Award, Spring 2013 Northern Arizona University Graduate Student Government Travel Award, Spring 2013 Northern Arizona University Teacher of the Year Award at Program of Intensive English (2011/2012) University of Texas at Arlington Scholarship in the Department of Linguistics and TESOL, Spring 2009 University of Texas at Arlington Fellowship in the Department of Linguistics and TESOL, Spring 2009 to Spring 2010 University of Texas at Arlington Graduate Dean s Fellowship, Fall 2008 to Spring 2010 Sogang Univerisy Student Representative in English Linguistics, Fall 2006 Sogang Univerisy Department M.A. Fellowship in English Department, Spring 2006 to Fall 2007 Sogang Univerisy Department B.A. Fellowship in English Department, Spring 2003 and Spring 2005 Soongsil Univerisy Department B.A. Fellowship in English Department, Spring 1999 to Spring 1999

Organizations

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Arizona Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (AZ-TESOL)