Ebru Türker

School of International Letters and Cultures

Ebru Türker is an assistant professor of Korean language and linguistics at the SILC since 2012, and has previously taught courses on Korean language and linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She obtained her master’s degree in 1997 in linguistics at Seoul National University in Korea and her doctoral degree in Korean language at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in 2005. Her  main research interest involves the study of cognitive/psycholinguistic processes involved in second language acquisition with a particular focus of Korean-as-a-foreign-language. Specific topics include second/third language acquisition (with emphasis on cross-linguistic analysis), longitudinal L2 acquisition, metaphorical language and thought (with emphasis on corpus research), metaphor acquisition in L2 learning.