Hae-Sung Jeon

Dr. Hae-Sung Jeon

Senior Lecturer in Korean Language and Cultural Studies

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

Adelphi Building, AB143

+44 (0) 1772 89 3143

HJeon1@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Linguistics and phonetics

Research Groups:

Modern Languages, Linguistics and Society; Research Unit for Speech and Language; Unit 28 of Assessment, MFL and Linguistics; Centre for Digital Education, Culture and Society

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Full Profile

Dr. Hae-Sung Jeon set up the undergraduate Korean Studies programme at UCLan in 2012 and she was Subject Leader between 2013 and 2019. Her research interests include the production and perception of speech prosody, pitch perception across the lifespan, the interaction between hearing sensitivity and speech perception, linguistic variation and change and Korean linguistics.

She is Research Degrees Tutor and Athena SWAN Project Lead at the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. Linguistics (Phonetics), University of Cambridge, 2012
  • M.Sc. Developmental Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, 2006
  • B.A. Double major in English Language and Literature, Child Welfare and Studies, Sookmyung Women's University, 2005

Teaching activities and responsibilities:

  • Dr. Jeon teaches ‘Structure, variation and change in the Korean language’.

Publications

Jeon, H.-S. & Arvaniti, A. (2017) Effects of rhythm and phrase-final lengthening on word-spotting in Korean. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(6), 4251 – 4263. DOI:10.1121/1.4983178.

Jeon, H.-S. & Nolan, F. (2017) Prosodic marking of narrow focus in Seoul Korean, Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, 8(1): 2, 1 – 31, DOI: 10.5334/labphon. 48.

Nolan, F. & Jeon, H.-S. (2014) Speech rhythm: a metaphor?, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Communicative Rhythms in Brain and Behaviour, 369. 20130396, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0396.

Jeon, H.-S. & Nolan, F. (2013) The role of pitch and timing cues in the perception of phrasal grouping in Seoul Korean, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133(5), 3039 – 3049, DOI:10.1121/1.4798663.

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Research Activities

The production and perception of speech prosody; pitch perception across the lifespan; hearing sensitivity and speech perception; linguistic variation and change; Korean linguistics.

External Affiliations

Dr. Jeon is an ad-hoc reviewer of the following journals: Journal of the International Phonetic Association; Journal of Phonetics; Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; Language, Cognition and Neuroscience; Language and Speech; Linguistics Vanguard; Modern Language Journal; Speech Communication; Phonetica

Memberships

Member of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians (BAAP)

Member of the Association for Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon)

Research

Current research projects:

  • The phonetic realisations & communicative functions of epenthetic consonants in Korean, funded by the Academy of Korean Studies
  • Rhythmic grouping of tone sequences with native speakers of English, Korean and Greek with Amalia Arvaniti (University of Kent), funded by the Academy of Korean Studies
  • Acoustic studies on sound change in Korean fricatives with Charles Chang (Boston University)
  • Pitch perception in linguistic and non-linguistic context with Francis Nolan (University of Cambridge) and Antje Heinrich (University of Manchester), funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust
  • Prosodic iconicity

Conferences

Jeon, H.-S. (forthcoming) Semantic intensification and prosodic iconicity in Korean colour terms, the 27th Japanese/Korean Linguistics, 18 – 20 October 2019, Sogang University, Republic of Korea.

Jeon, H.-S. & Chang, C. B. (2019) Diachronic change of Korean stops and fricatives, Symposium on Sociolinguistic Variation in Signed and Spoken Languages of the Asia-Pacific Region, 12 – 13 July 2019, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Jeon, H.-S. & Heinrich, A. (2019) The perception of dynamic pitch in speech and non-speech, Speech in Noise Workshop (SpiN), 10 – 11 January 2019, Ghent, Belgium.

Chang, C. B. & Jeon, H.-S. (2018) The role of speaker gender in diachronic change of Korean fricatives, the 26th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, 28 November – 1 December 2018, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Jeon, H.-S. (2018) Usage-related factors in the production and perception of the word boundary in Korean, the 26th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, 28 November – 1 December 2018, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Jeon, H.-S. & Heinrich, A. (2018) The perception of dynamic pitch in speech and nonspeech, British Society of Audiology, Basic Auditory Science meeting, 3 – 4 September, 2018, Newcastle University, UK.