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Selected Publications                                                                                       click here for Academic Presentations

Recent Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed / By Invitation)        

2010                Silva, David J. Death, Taxes, and Language Change: The Inevitable Divergence of Korean Varieties as Spoken Worldwide.  Contemporary Korean Linguistics: International Perspectives, in Honor of Professor Sang-Oak Lee, edited by Robert J. Fouser. Seoul: Taehaksa. pp. 300-319.

2009                Silva, David J. Serving as a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Evaluator: Notes from a Novice. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 21(8), 626-641.

2008                Silva, David J. The Persistence of Stereotyped Dialect Features among Portuguese-American Immigrants from São Miguel, Azores.  Journal of Portuguese Linguistics 7.1: 3-21.  PDF

2008                Edmondson, Jerold, A., David J. Silva, and Mary S. Willis. The impact of anterior dental extraction and restoration on the articulation of affricates by Dinka refugees in Nebraska. Anthropological Linguistics, 50(3-4), 365-387.

2008                Silva, David J. Missionary Contributions toward the Revaluation of Han’geul in Late 19th Century Korea. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 192: 57-74.  PDF

2007                Silva, David J. Issues in Korean Language Teaching in the United States: Recent Facts and Figures. Korean Language in America 12:106-125.  PDF

2006                Silva, David J. Acoustic evidence for the emergence of tonal contrast in contemporary Korean. Phonology 23.2: 287-308.  PDF

2006                Silva, David J. Variation in Voice Onset time For Korean Stops: A Case for Recent Sound Change. Korean Linguistics 13: 1-16.  PDF

2005                Silva, David J. Vowel Shifting as a Marker of Social Identity in the Portuguese Dialect of Nordeste, São Miguel (Azores). Luso-Brazilian Review 42.1: 1-22.  PDF

2004                Silva, David J.  Phonological Mapping as Dynamic: The Evolving Contrastive Relationship between English and Korean.  Linguistic Research 21: 57-74.  PDF

2004                Silva, David J. Quantified Optimality and the Phonological Parsing of Korean SOV Sentences. Korean Linguistics 12: 25-54.

Recent Contributions to Other Volumes (including conference proceedings)

2006                Silva, David J. and Wenhua Jin. Segmental Properties of Chinese Korean: A Field Report. Susumu Kuno et al. (editors), Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics XI. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Department of Linguistics.

2004                 Silva, David J. Issues in Korean Language Teaching in the United States (미국에서의 한국어 교육에 대한 논제). 세계 속의 한국어 교육과 한국 문학. 서울: 국민대학교 어문학연구소. pp. 69-84. [Korean Language Education and Korean Literature Study Worldwide. Seoul: Korean Language and Literature Research Institute, Kookmin University.]

2004                 Silva, David J., Younjeoung Choi and Ji Eun Kim. Diachronic Shift in VOT Values for Korean Stop Consonants. Susumu Kuno et al. (editors), Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics X. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Department of Linguistics. pp. 173-185.

 

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Recent Presentations  (since 2004)
 

Invited Keynote / Featured Presentations                                                       (PPS / PPT = Powerpoint Files)

2010                Out of One, Many: The Emergence of World Korean(s). Keynote Address, the 17th Meeting of the International Circle of Korean Linguistics, hosted by the University of the Humanities, Ulaan Baatar, Mongoila.  PDF

2009                Worthy of Respect: The Value of Non-Standard Dialects in the Anglophone and Lusophone Worlds. Seventh Conference on Portuguese Language Education. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. September 18.  PDF

2004                Issues in Korean Language Teaching in the United States / 미국에서의 한국어 교육에 대한 논제. 세계 속의 한국어 교육과 한국 문학. 서울: 국민대학교 어문학연구소. [Korean Language Education & Korean Literature Study Worldwide]. Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea.  PPT

2004                 Synchronic Variation among the VOT Values for Korean Stops: The Influence of Age and Sex. Forum Lecture, the 14th Meeting of the International Circle of Korean Linguistics, hosted by Ankara University at the Center for Culture and Sport, Çolakli, Turkey.

2004                 Western Attitudes toward the Korean Language: An Overview of Mission Literature. Korea and Christianity: The Impact of Religion on Secular Culture, hosted by the Center for Korean Studies, the UCLA International Institute, The University of California, Los Angeles. Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Conference Presentations (selected by abstract submission)

2009                From Heritage Tongue to World Language: The Korean Language in a Global Context. Panel convener, moderator, and commentator. International Convention of Asia Scholars 6, Daejeon, South Korea. August 6-9

2008                Language, Networks, and Identity in the Azorean Diaspora: One Family's Sociolinguistics Profile. Narrating the Portuguese Diaspora (1928-2008): International Conference on Storytelling. The University of Lisbon, Portugal. October 23-25. PPS

2008                The Development and Use of UT Arlington's Active Learning Assessment Tool (ALAT). Southern Association of Institutional Research Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.  October 18-21.  (co-authors: Araya Maurice and David Purkiss)  PPS

2008                The Merger of Non-High Front Vowels in Korean: Mission Accomplished. 16th Meeting of the International Circle of Korean Linguistics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. June 26-28.  (co-author: Wenhua Jin)   PPS

2007                Korean Language Teaching in the United States. Twelfth Annual AATK (American Association of Teachers of Korean) Conference and Professional Development Workshop, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.  June 14-16.

2007                 Traços Fonéticos Sobreviventes no Falar Micaelense de Alguns Imigrantes Açorianos em Greater Boston. II Encontro Açoriano da Lusofonia, Ribeira Grande, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal. May 4-6.   Handout (PDF)

2007                The Doctrine of "Other" and Political Realignment: Early Western Views of Korean.  2007 International Society for Language Studies Conference, Honolulu, HI. April 2-4.

2006                The Production of Second-Language English by Dinka and Nuer Speakers. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Vancouver, BC.

2005                Chinese Korean Segmental Phonetics: A Field Report. 11th Harvard International Symposium on Korean Linguistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. (co-author: Wenhua Jin)

2005                Toward a Revised Phonology of Stop Phonation in Korean. 11th Harvard International Symposium on Korean Linguistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

2005                 The Development of Pitch-Accent in Standard Korean: Acoustic Evidence.  Between Stress and Tone (BeST). University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

Invited Occasional Presentations (Colloquia and Course Lectures)

2008                Communities Divided, Communities Connected: How Emigration Creates New Ways of Speaking.  2008-09 Conversations Brown Bag Series, The University of Texas at Arlington. October 10.  PPS

2007                The Effects of Dental Prosthetics on the First and Second Language Speech Patterns of Sudanese Refugees. Department of Anthropology and Geography, University of Nebraska--Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.  (Co-authors: Jerold A. Edmondson and Mary S. Willis)

2007                The Effects of Dental Prosthetics on the First and Second Language Speech Patterns of Sudanese Refugees. Department of Anthropology and Geography, University of Nebraska--Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.  (Co-authors: Jerold A. Edmondson and Mary S. Willis)

2006                19th Century Missionary Efforts in the Revaluation of the Indigenous Korean Script, Hangul. Linguistics Colloquium, Rice University, Houston, TX.

2004                 Language Change in Korean Consonant Production. Korean Linguistics Colloquium, Department of Korean Studies, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.

2004                 Korean EFL and American KFL Learners: Some Reflections. Korean Language Practical Research and Multi-Discipline Educational Cooperation (한국어의 실용적 연구와 다학문간 학제적 협동), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

2004                 Phonological Mapping as Dynamic: The Evolving Contrast Relationship between English and Korean.  English Linguistics Colloquium, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.

2004                 The Linguistic Sign. MODL 5300 (Professor Antoinette Sol), Department of Modern Language, UT Arlington.

Professional Development Presentations

2010                Beyond Confused, Unimpressed, and irritated: Better Understanding L2 English Pronunciation Challenges. Annual Meeting of Tennessee TESOL, Chattanooga, TN.  PDF

2009                 Aiming for Success, Not Perfection: Guiding English Learners toward Improved Pronunciation. TexTESOL-V Regional Conference, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX. October 3.

2009                 'You Are Here': The Formative Journey of a Quality Enhancement Plan. Annual SACS Summer Institute, sponsored by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. Houston, TX. July 20-22.

2008                 Linguistic Aspects of Cross-Cultural Health Discussions. Panel presentation at the 2nd Meeting of the Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators, Fort Worth, TX.  (Co-panelists: Laurel Smith Stvan and Sarah Fauzi)

2003, '04, '05 Linguistic Perspectives on ESL. Two-day presentation at the annual ESL Summer Institute, organized by the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and funded by the US Department of Education.

 

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