Sangbok Kim
Senior Instructor of Korean • Korean Language Coordinator

Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00pm and by appointment (virtually)

Education: University of California Los Angeles, PhD

Sangbok Kim graduated with a BA degree in English Language and Literature from Korea University. After working as a professor of English for Tourism at Changwon Moonsung University in South Korea, he resumed linguistics study in the United States. He received a TESL certificate (Teaching English as a Second Language) at Seattle Pacific University and an MA degree in Linguistics with an emphasis in Syntax and Semantics, at California State University at Long Beach.  He then received a PhD in Asian Languages & Cultures from the University of California at Los Angeles, and joined the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Spring of 2011. Courses Taught in the US: Teaching Asian Languages at College Level (UCLA, 2009); Beginning and Intermediate Korean (2006~2010); Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Korean (CU Boulder, Spring 2011~present).


Kim, S. (Under revision). The use of deictic framing verbs in opposition: Negotiating between the referential meaning and the form in quoting another’s talk. Discourse Process. Kim,S. (Under revision). Interclausal semantic relations of multi-verb constructions in Korean: A corpus-based approach. Korean Linguistics. Kim, S. (2010). What do the deictic framing verbs ile-ta/kule-ta do in reported speech. Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics XIII. 219-233. Kim, S. (2000). Introduction to English Grammar. (영어기초다지기). Eohakmaul: Seoul, Korea. Kim, S. (1999). English Grammar: For college entrance exam (편입영어:문법편). Eohakmaul: Seoul, Korea. Kim, S. (1997). English Reading: For college entrance exam. (편입영어:독해편). Eohakmaul: Seoul, Korea. Kim, S. (1997). Essential Vocabulary for college entrance exam. (편입영어:어휘편). Eohakmaul: Seoul, Korea. Kim, S. (1997). Introduction to English Structure 2: For college-bound students. (English 길라잡이:문장구조 완성편). Eohakmaul: Seoul, Korea Kim, S. (1996). Introduction to English Structure 1: For college-bound students. (English 길라잡이:문장구조 입문편). Eohakmaul: Seoul, Korea

Research Interests: 

Classroom Interaction, Korean Language Pedagogy, Conversation, Discourse, Embodiment, Stance-taking in Reported Speech