Susan G. Strauss

Susan G. Strauss - (Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, UCLA). Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at Penn State.

Susan G. Strauss, Ph.D.

Susan Strauss is coordinator of the project Korean News. She is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on discourse, interaction, conceptualization, and grammar in Korean, Japanese, American English, and other languages (including Chinese and Persian). Her central research focus for CALPER is on conceptualization-based approaches to Korean grammar, having investigated such issues as tense/aspect, definiteness, evidentiality, honorifics, and motion events; she is also working on a comprehensive grammar of English based on discourse and conceptualization. Strauss' articles on Korean discourse appear in Journal of Pragmatics, Linguistics, Language Sciences, and Modern Language Journal. She has also served as co-editor of three volumes of Japanese/Korean Linguistics, published through CSLI, Stanford. She is currently researching the discursive construction of agency and victimization in bullying narratives in Japanese, Korean, and American English.

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Select Publications: 
  • Strauss, S., & Feiz, P. (2013). Discourse analysis: Putting our worlds into words. New York: Routledge.
  • Strauss, S., & Ahn, K. (2007) Cognition through the lens of discourse and interaction: The case of -kwun, -ney, and -tela. In N. McGloin & J. Mori (Eds.), 15th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Colloquium Stanford: CSLI.
  • Strauss, S. (2006). Learning and teaching grammar through patterns of conceptualization: The case of (advanced) Korean. In H. Byrnes, K. Sprang, & H. Wether-Guntharp, (Eds.), Educating for advanced foreign language capacities (pp. 87-102). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
  • Strauss, S., J. Lee, & Ahn, K. (2006). Applying conceptual grammar to advanced level teaching: The case of two completive aspect markers in Korean. The Modern Language Journal, 90,185-209.
  • Strauss, S. (2005). Cognitive realization markers: A discourse-pragmatic study of the sentence ending particles -kwun, -ney, and -tela. Language Sciences, 27, 437-480.
  • Strauss, S. (2005). The linguistic aestheticization of food: A cross cultural look at food commercials in Japan, Korea, and the United States. Journal of Pragmatics, 37, 1427-1455.
  • Strauss, S. (2005). The television ad as a reflection of culture: The case of Korea, Japan, and the United States. In H. Sohn (Ed.) Korean language in culture and society (pp. 221 - 233). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Strauss, S., & Eun, J. (2005). Indexicality and honorific speech level choice in Korean. Linguistics, 43, 251-651.
  • Eun, J., & Strauss, S. (2004). The primacy of information status in the alternation between Korean deferential and polite forms in public discourse. Language Sciences, 26, 251-272.
  • Strauss, S. (2003). Completive aspect, emotion, and the dynamic eventive: Korean V-a/e pelita, Japanese V-te shimau, and Spanish se. Linguistics, 41, 653-679.
  • Strauss, S. (2003). A cognitive account of the Korean morpheme-se. Language Sciences, 25, 375-392.
  • Strauss, S. (2002). Distinctions in completives: The relevance of resistance in Korean V-a/e pelita and V-ko malta and Japanese V-te shimau. Journal of Pragmatics 3, 143-166.