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Na-Young Ryu

Na-Young Ryu

Assistant Teaching Professor of Korean

2nd Floor Old Botany Building - cubicle #1
Office Phone: (814) 867-5992


  1. Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Toronto, Canada
  2. M.A., English Linguistics, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea


Areas of Specialization

  • Korean linguistics
  • Phonology and Phonetics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Language pedagogy


Selected Publications


Na-Young Ryu & Yoonjung Kang. (2019). Web-based high variability phonetic training on L2 coda perception. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. 482-486.


Yoonjung Kang, Na-Young Ryu & Suyeon Yun. (2019). Contrastive hyperarticulation of vowels in two dialects of Korean. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. 43-47


Na-Young Ryu. (2018). Perception of Korean vowels by English and Mandarin learners of Korean: Effects of acoustic similarity between L1 and L2 sounds and L2 experience [in Korean]. Journal of Korean Language Education 29(1), 1-23.


Yujeong Choi & Na-Young Ryu. (2018). Project-based Learning in Korean as a foreign Language: A study on the production of book trailers and learners’ responses [in Korean]. Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language 49, 249-271. 


Na-Young Ryu. (2016). Effects of L2 proficiency on Mandarin speakers’ perception of Korean stops and affricates [in Korean]. Journal of Korean Language Education 27(4), 25-56.


Na-Young Ryu & Sung-Hoon Hong. (2013). Schwa deletion in the conversational speech of English: the role of linguistic factors. Linguistic Research 30(2), 313-334.

Na-Young Ryu & Sung-Hoon Hong. (2010). Variable vowel adaptations of English word-final stops in Korean loanword phonology. Studies in Linguistics 17, 143-160.