Kyuwon Moon (문규원, 文揆媛)
Department of Linguistics,
My primary research area is sociolinguistics, which means I study how language is related to various aspects of society. Within the realm of sociolinguistics, I am mainly interested in prosodic variation – such as intonation, voice quality – and how it interacts with segmental variation and grammatical choices. Most importantly, my research goal is to understand social meaning of language through analyzing speech patterns in various styles; I focus on how variation correlates with socially constructed identities among different speakers and style.