Kim, Hieyoon

Hieyoon Kim is a scholar of modern Korean culture and history. Her research focuses broadly on how media develops in and transforms political uncertainty. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Decolonizing Cinema: Cultural …

Lim, Byung-Jin

Byung-jin Lim investigates the decoding process of speech chains whereby a continuous speech stream in a language is broken into meaningful units such that the information carried in the units is relayed to listeners, and …

Mori, Junko

Professor Mori’s research interests center on the application of the sociological methodology of “conversation analysis” to the study of talk-in-interaction involving first and second language speakers of Japanese. She has investigated the relationship between linguistic …

Ridgely, Steven

My plans to major in physics in college with a side interest in Japanese went awry when Japanese language and literature classes with Mariko Kaga and Kathryn Sparling sparked my interest in Japan. I spent …

Zhang, Hongming

Hongming Zhang is a professor of Chinese language and linguistics. Prior to joining the faculty of UW-Madison in 1994, Professor Zhang taught at Fudan University (1984-87), San Diego Mesa College (1990-92), and National University of …