The 22nd Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities in Honor of Young-Key Kim-Renaud

Language, Power, and Ideology in the Koreas: Honorifics and Politeness


The 22nd HMS Colloquium is open to the public free of charge. However, reservations are required. Please contact Dr. Jisoo Kim,, 202-994-6761 and provide your name, affiliation, email address, and phone number(s) to register.

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Summary Program

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1:00–1:15 Registration
1:15-1:30 Opening Remarks: President Knapp (invited)
  Congratulatory Remarks: Chin-Woo Kim
Session I Jisoo M. Kim, Chair
1:30-2:00 Young-mee Yu Cho and Kiri Lee, “Indexing Fluidity in the Honorific Systems in Korean and Japanese
2:00-2:30 Lucien Brown, “The Social Meanings of Korean Honorifics
2:30-3:00 Miok Pak, “ Embedding of Honorifics in Korean 
3:00-3:10 Break
Session II  Gregg Brazinsky, Chair 
3:10-3:40 Ho-min Sohn, “ Evolution of Korean Honorifics: A Grammaticalization Perspective 
3:40-4:10 Ross King, “Linguistic etiquette, women’s language, and moral panics in North Korean language "
Session III  Roy Richard Grinker, Chair
4:10-4:25 Commentary: Shoko Hamano
4:25-4:40 Commentary: James Yoon
4:40-4:55 Commentary: Susan G. Strauss
Session IV  Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Chair
4:55-5:30 General Discussion
6:00-8:00 Reception