Hae-Sung is a linguist specialising in phonetics. She has been conducting various research projects in Korean linguistics and speech prosody. She has published research articles in leading journals including the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Laboratory Phonology, and regularly reviews for conferences, journals, publishers and funders.
Hae-Sung joined the University of Central Lancashire to develop the undergraduate Korean Studies programme in 2012 and she was Subject Leader between 2013 and 2019. Currently, she is Research Degrees Tutor and Athena SWAN Project Lead at the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies.
Hae-Sung has been working at UCLan since 2012, following her short research positions and a PhD in phonetics at the University of Cambridge. She has extensive experience in teaching phonetics and Korean language and also in curriculum development. Her broad research interests are the relationship between the mental process of language production and phonetic variability, the structure and communicative functions of speech prosody, and the effects of listeners’ linguistic knowledge on their speech perception. Her ongoing projects are related to (1) linguistic theories on the interaction between morphology, phonology and phonetics, (2) acoustics, hearing and language and (3) the effects of linguistic experience on the perception of sounds.
- Ph.D. in Linguistics (Phonetics), University of Cambridge, 2012
- M.Sc. with Distinction in Developmental Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, 2006
- B.A. double major in 'Child Welfare and Studies' and 'English Language and Literature', Sookmyung Women’s University, 2005
- KO2002 - Structure, Variation and Change in the Korean Language
- The Production and Perception of Speech Prosody
- Pitch Perception across the Lifespan
- Linguistic Variation and Change
- Korean Linguistics
- British Association of Academic Phoneticians Member
- Association for Laboratory Phonology Member