Ebru Turker

SILC - 851 S. Cady Mall
Tempe
Asst Professor, Korean
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0202

Biography

Ebru Türker is an assistant professor of Korean. She teaches courses on Korean language and Korean linguistics as well as general linguistics courses within the School of International Letters and Cultures. Her research interests include Korean linguistics, second language acquisition of Korean, longitudinal L2/L3 acquisition, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, figurative language, L2 metaphor acquisition and L2 acquisition of formulaic language.

Her research explores (1) the study of cognitive process in second language acquisition (SLA) and to discover the influential factors that reduce or enhance L2 learning development; (2) the relationship between linguistic features of Korean and empirical studies of Korean learning and teaching.

Her work has appeared in journals published in North America, Europe, and South Korea such as Second Language Research, Review of Cognitive Linguistics, Journal of Second Language Studies, The Language Learning Journal, The Korean Language in America, Journal of Korean Language Education (한국어교육), Grammar Education (문법교육), Eoneohag (언어학). Prior to her arrival at ASU, Türker taught at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Education

  • Ph.D. Korean Linguistics, University of Hawaii at Mnoa
  • M.A. Linguistics, Seoul National University, Korea
  • B.A. Korean, Ankara University, Turkey

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Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

Türker, E. (2018). The influence of L1 frequency in instructed second language learning of L2 idioms. Journal of Second Language Studies, 1(2), 334-357.  

Türker, E. (2017), Language transfer in third language acquisition: A study of Japanese influence on the acquisition of Korean for L1 English speakers. Eoneohag (언어학), 79 (3), 193-226.

Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.17290/jlsk.2018..79.193

Türker, E. (2017), A study on the acquisition and development of the Korean adverbial particle -(u)lo by L1 English learners of Korean. Grammar Education (문법교육), 31 (3), 371-411.

Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.21850/kge.2017.31..371

Türker, E. (2017), The acquisition and development of Korean adverbial particle -ey by L1 English learners of Korean. Journal of Korean Language Education (한국어교육), 28 (4), 337-366. 

Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.18209/iakle.2017.28.4.337

Türker, E. (2017), The interaction of affective factors in L2 acquisition of Korean formulaic language: A critical overview. The Korean Language in America, 21 (1), 120-145.

Link: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/korelangamer.21.1.0120

Türker, E. (2016), Idiom acquisition by second language learners: The influence of cross-linguistic similarity and context. The Language Learning Journal (currently available online).

Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2016.1221441

Türker, E. (2016), The role of L1 conceptual knowledge and frequency in the acquisition of L2 metaphorical expressions. Second Language Research, 32 (1), 25-48.

Link: http://slr.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/07/18/0267658315593336

Cho, H.T., Lee-Smith, A., Kim, M., & Türker, E. (2015), The second year to curriculum of "Standards-Based College Korean Curriculum". The Korean Language in America, Special Issue, 19(2). 200-230. 

Link: http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/stable/10.5325/korelangamer.19.2.0178

Türker, E. (2013), Corpus-based Approach to Emotion Metaphors in Korean: A Case Study Anger, Happiness and Sadness. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 11(1), 73-144.

Link: http://www.jbe-platform.com/content/journals/10.1075/rcl.11.1.03tur

Türker, E.  (2013), Second Language Acquisition of Korean Postpositions -ey and -eyse: A Cognitive Pedagogical Approach. In S. Sohn, S. Cho & S. You (eds.). Studies in Korean Linguistics and Language Pedagogy. 346-383. Seoul, South Korea, Korea University Press.

Türker, E. (2003), The Notion of  “Transitivity” in Turkish and Korean. In Explorations in Korean Language and Linguistics. (eds.). Gregory K. Iverson & Sang-Cheol Ahn. 565-581. Seoul, South Korea, Hangukmoonhwasa Publishing Co.

 

 

 

 

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SLC 201 Introduction to Linguistics
KOR 394 Special Topics
SLC 394 Special Topics
KOR 484 Internship
KOR 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SLC 201 Introduction to Linguistics
KOR 313 Third-Year Korean I
KOR 484 Internship
KOR 492 Honors Directed Study
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
KOR 484 Internship
KOR 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
SLC 201 Introduction to Linguistics
KOR 484 Internship
KOR 492 Honors Directed Study
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
KOR 314 Third-Year Korean II
SLC 494 Special Topics
HEB 494 Special Topics
KOR 494 Special Topics
SLC 598 Special Topics
HEB 598 Special Topics
KOR 598 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
KOR 313 Third-Year Korean I
KOR 394 Special Topics
SLC 394 Special Topics
KOR 484 Internship
KOR 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
KOR 314 Third-Year Korean II
KOR 394 Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
KOR 313 Third-Year Korean I
SLC 394 Special Topics
KOR 394 Special Topics
KOR 484 Internship
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
SLC 201 Introduction to Linguistics
KOR 202 Second-Year Korean II

Service

Service to Profession

Ad hoc Reviewer: Journals

  • British Journal of Social Psychology, March 2018
  • Cognition and Emotion, January 2018
  • Studies in Second Language Acquisition, February 2018
  • Journal of Less Commonly Taught Languages, December 2012, July 2014, July 2015, December 2015, July 2016, December 2016, July 2017, December 2017.
  • Review of Cognitive Linguistics Journal, February 2014, May 2014

 

Ad hoc Reviewer: Conference Abstracts

  • The 2018 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, September 2017
  • The Annual Conference of American Association of Teachers of Korean, 2018, 2017, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010,

 

Conferences/Symposiums/Workshops/Colloquiums facilitated

  • Session chair of the second language acquisition forum,19th International Circle of Korean Linguistics and 16th Harvard-International Symposium on Korean Linguistics, University of Chicago, Summer 2015
  • International Guest Lecture Series: "Teaching writing in advanced level classes: a post-product, post-process approach" by Professor Hae-Young Kim, Arizona State University, Spring 2014
  • Session chair of the Korean and Japanese linguistics at the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Arizona State University, Spring 2013

 

Board Member

  • Board member of the intermediate level curriculum design based on the "National Standards for Learning Korean" task force prepared by the American Association of Teachers of Korean. 2013-2015
  • Board Member of the American Association of Teachers of Korean, 2009-2012
  • Review board member of the "National Standards for Learning Korean" task force associated with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), 2009-2011

 

Service to University/College/Department/Community

Coordinating

  • Coordinator of the Korean Program, Fall 2014-Fall 2016

 

Committee Service

  • SILC linguistics committee, Fall 2015-present
  • Interdisciplinary committee on linguistics, 2014-present
  • Search committee chair, Instructor of Korean language, Summer 2016
  • Search committee chair, Lecturer of Korean language, Summer 2015
  • Pedagogy advisory committee, Spring 2014
  • Search committee, assistant professor of Japanese position, Spring 2013

 

Evaluator

  • Served as an evaluator for the Fulbright scholarships to Asia, FALL 2014
  • Served as an evaluator for the SILC East Asian program graduate admission, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
  • Served as an evaluator for John-Sandra Koo scholarship, 2013-present
  • Served as an evaluator for the ASU study abroad course equivalency, 2012-present
  • Served as an evaluator for Arizona Course Equivalency Tracking Systems, 2012-present
  • Served as an evaluator for AZ Transfer (for students transferring from the community colleges to ASU), 2013-present