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Gyu-Ho Shin, PhD

Assistant Professor


Pronouns: He/Him/His


Building & Room:

1605 UH (Office); 1607 UH (Lab)


601. South Morgan Street

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Gyu-Ho Shin (University of Hawai’i at Manoa, PhD) is joining the Department of Linguistics this fall as an assistant professor. Professor Shin studies language acquisition/development, computational linguistics, Natural Language Processing, psychology of language, and corpus linguistics. (In his own words) I investigate input–output relations in how the human mind works, with a particular focus on language acquisition and development, seeking methodological pluralism by combining analysis of (large-scale) corpora through NLP techniques, behavioural experiments, and computational modelling. Drawing upon a research paradigm of usage-based constructionist approaches, I seek to address the interplay between exposure to linguistic environments and domain-general learning capacities, which is assumed to be the core force that promotes the emergence, growth, and change of (linguistic) knowledge across a lifespan. This has led me to empirically investigate properties of language-usage experience and their interactions with cognitive-psychological factors. In computational research, I put special emphasis on the two concepts: explainability (i.e., the degree to which the performance of a computational model addresses human language behaviour in a sensible, interpretable way) and AI literacy (the researchers’ ability to understand how computational algorithms work and utilise them to conduct research properly). I have published articles in international journals such as Applied Linguistic Review, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Science, Developmental Science, International Journal of Learner Corpus Research, Journal of Child Language, Journal of Psycholinguistics, Language Learning and Development, and Studies in Second Language Acquisition. For teaching, I have been offering courses on interdisciplinary approaches to language science, experimental/computational research methods (incl. NLP), statistics for quantitative research, psychology of language, and corpus linguistics.

Selected Publications

Shin, G-H. & Mun, S. (2023). Explainability of neural networks for child language: Agent‐First strategy in comprehension of Korean active transitive construction. Developmental Science, e13405.

Shin, G-H., & Deen, K. (2023). One is not enough: Interactive role of word order, case marking, and verbal morphology in children’s comprehension of suffixal passive in Korean. Language Learning and Development, 19(2), 188–212.

Shin G-H., & Mun, S. (2023). Korean-speaking children’s constructional knowledge about a transitive event: Corpus analysis and Bayesian modelling. Journal of Child Language, 50(2), 311–337.

Shin, G-H., & Park, S. (2023). Isomorphism and second language acquisition: Comprehension of Korean suffixal passive for adult Mandarin-speaking learners of Korean. Applied Linguistics Review, 14(3), 503–531. Shin, G-H. (2021). Limits on the Agent-First strategy: Evidence from children’s comprehension of a transitive construction in Korean. Cognitive Science, 45(9), e13038.

Shin G-H., & Jung, B. K. (2021). Automatic analysis of learner corpora in Korean: Written production of Korean passive constructions for Mandarin-speaking learners of Korean. International Journal of Learner Corpus Research, 7(1), 53–82.

Kim, H., & Shin, G-H. (2021). Effects of long-term language use experience in sentence processing: Evidence from Korean. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 50, 523–541.

Kim, H., Shin, G-H., & Hwang, H. (2020). Integration of verbal and constructional information in the second language processing of English dative constructions. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 42(4), 825–847.

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Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Hawaii at Manoa
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Hawaii at Manoa
M.A. in English Language Education, Seoul National University
B.A. in English Language Education, Seoul National University