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Dr Hyejeong Kim

Dr Hyejeong Kim

Research Fellow

Research Overview

My research has focussed on English as a lingua franca, intercultural communication, and English for specific purposes, pilot-air traffic controller communication in particular, and language testing. I have published in leading international journals including Applied Linguistics, Language Testing, Language & Communication, and Australian Review of Applied Linguistics.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics, School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne

Academic and Professional Experience

  • Research Fellow, Department of English and Communication, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Teaching Associate, School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne
  • Lecturer, Student Academic Support, Department of Social Work, Monash University

Teaching Areas

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Grammar of English

Research Interests

  • English as lingua franca
  • Intercultural communication
  • English for specific / professional purposes
  • Language testing

Research Output

  1. Kim, H., & Penry Williams, C. (2021). Discovering intercultural communication: From language users to language use. Palgrave Macmillan.
  1. Kim, H. (2018). What constitutes professional communication in aviation: Is language proficiency enough for testing purposes? Language Testing, 35(3), 403–426.
  2. Kim, H., & Billington, R. (2018). Pronunciation and comprehension in English as a lingua franca communication: Effect of L1 influence in international aviation communication. Applied Linguistics, 39(2), 135–158.
  3. Elder, C., McNamara, T., Kim, H., Pill, J., & Sato, T. (2017). Interrogating the construct of communicative competence: What the non-language specialist can tell us. Language & Communication, 57, 14–21.
  4. Kim, H., & Elder, C. (2015). Interrogating the construct of aviation English: Feedback from test takers in Korea. Language Testing, 32(2), 129–149.
  5. Thompson, C., Gray, K., & Kim, H. (2014). How social are social media technologies (SMTs)?: A linguistic analysis of university students’ experience using SMTs for learning. The Internet and Higher Education, 21, 31–40.
  6. Kim, H. (2013). Exploring the construct of radiotelephony communication: A critique of the ICAO English testing policy from the perspective of Korean aviation experts. Papers in Language Testing and Assessment, 2(2), 103–110.
  7. Elder, C., Kim, H., & Knoch, U. (2012). Documenting the diversity of learner achievements in Asian languages using common measures. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 35(3), 251–270.
  8. Kim, H., & Elder, C. (2009). Understanding aviation English as a lingua franca: Perceptions of Korean aviation personnel. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 32(3), 23.1–23.17.
  9. Shin, D., & Kim, H. (2005). English for aviation specific purposes: Needs analysis for English proficiency requirements. Korean Journal of Applied Linguistics, 21(2), 193–217.
  1. Kim, H. (in press). The construct of aviation English tests: Insights from research on English as a lingua franca. In E. Friginal, M. Prado, & J. Roberts (Eds.), Aviation English worldwide: Current research and innovations. Bloomsbury.

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