Language behaviours shaped by the interplay between (non-) linguistic forces
by Gyu-Ho Shin, Palacký University Olomouc

Date & Time

23. 04. 2021, 09:30 CET



A usage-based constructionist approach assumes that language is a system that emerges, grows, and changes constantly as a function of properties of input and their interactions with cognitive-psychological mechanisms. In this talk, I share research outcomes that support this approach, with a particular focus on Korean, a lesser-studied language in this respect, as the first language (e.g., Kim & Shin, 2020; Shin & Mun, 2021) and as a second language (e.g., Shin & Jung, 2020; Shin & Park, 2021). Throughout this talk, I put emphasis on the joint contribution of various (non-)linguistic factors (e.g., linguistic properties, exposure to language use, domain-general mechanisms, learner characteristics) to language behaviours.


Dr. Gyu-Ho Shin, Ph.D. earned his Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA. His research interests include usage-based constructionist approaches, Natural Language Processing, corpus linguistics, and the psychology of language. He has published articles in international journals such as Applied Linguistics Review, International Journal of Learner Corpus Research, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, and Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Recently he was awarded a Korean Studies Grant 2021 (Academic Research) from the Academy of Korean Studies. More details can be found on his personal website (