Senior Instructor of Korean • Korean Language Coordinator
Asian Languages and Civilizations


Ph.D., Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California Los Angeles, 2011
M.A., Linguistics, California State University Long Beach, 2005
B.A., English Language and Literature, Korea University, 1993

Regional and Thematic Interests

East Asia


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).

Selected Publications

Forthcoming. The use of deictic framing verbs in opposition: Negotiating between the referential meaning and the form in quoting another’s talk. Discourse Process.

2010. What do the deictic framing verbs ile-ta/kule-ta do in reported speech. Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics XIII. 219-233.

2000. Introduction to English Grammar. (영어기초다지기). Eohakmaul: Seoul, Korea. Kim, S. (1999). English Grammar: For college entrance exam (편입영어:문법편). Eohakmaul: Seoul, Korea.

1997. English Reading: For college entrance exam. (편입영어:독해편). Eohakmaul: Seoul, Korea.

1997. Essential Vocabulary for college entrance exam. (편입영어:어휘편). Eohakmaul: Seoul, Korea. Kim, S. (1997).