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Refereed Presentations  

Yaw, K., Kang, O., & Crabtree, J. (March, 2019). Boosting Instructional Confidence Among ITAs:  A Case for Structured Contact Activities.  AAAL 2019, Atlanta, GA.

Moran, M.,  Kermad, A., & Kang, O. (March, 2019). The effect of length of speech stimuli on L2 speech evaluation. AAAL 2019, Atlanta, GA.

Kang, O., & Lu, D.  (March, 2019).  World Englishes and learners’ Listening Comprehension Skills in the Context of EFL Classrooms. AAAL 2019, Atlanta, GA.

Kermad, A., & Kang, O. (March, 2019). The effect of rater training on L2 pronunciation assessment. AAAL 2019, Atlanta, GA.

Kang, O., & Lu, D. (Oct, 2018). Global community approach to students’ listening comprehension skills. AZ TESOL, Tempe, AZ.

Kermad, A., & Kang, O. (Oct, 2018). Aptitude and L2 pronunciation:  Can the working memory system improve accentedness, comprehensibility, and intelligibility?. SLRF, Montreal, Canada.

Kermad, A., & Kang, O. (Sept, 2018). The Effect of individual differences on speaker production and Listener Perception of L2 Pronunciation. PSLLT, Ames, IW.

Kang, O., & McAndrew. (Sept, 2018). The effect of self assessment on ESL students’ oral performance. PSLLT, Ames, IW.

Yaw, K., Kang, O., & Crabtree., J (Sept, 2018). Improving ITAs’ instructional confidence through structured contact activates with U.S. undergraduate students. PSLLT, Ames, IW.

Kang, O., & Johnson, D. (2018). Automated English proficiency scoring of unconstrained speech using prosodic features. Speech Prosody. Collegium Iuridicum Novum, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.

Kermad, A., & Kang, O. (2018).  Impact of rater training on reduction of trait-irrelevant factors:  Rater Background and Attitudinal Characteristics on Oral Proficiency Scores. Language Assessment Research Forum 2018, Ames, Iowa.

Kang, O., & Johnson, D. (2018). The roles of suprasegmental features in predicting English oral proficiency with an automated system.  Language Assessment Research Forum 2018, Ames, Iowa.

Kang, O. et al.  (2018) The effect of contexts on speech evaluation in non-native speaker oral performance. AAAL, Chicago. 2018.

Kang, O. (2018). Effective strategies of teaching listening and speaking Skills.”, TESOL Convention 2018.

Kang, O., & Moran, K. (2018). Enhancing communication between ITAs and U.S. Undergraduate Students.” 2018, AAAL.

Kermad, A., Bogorevich, V., & Kang, O. (2017). The search for ideal scale length: What we can learn from scale transformation methods.  Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Salt Lake: Utah.

Staples, S., & Kang, O. (2017). Corpus linguistics and pronunciation analysis. Workshops, Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Salt Lake: Utah.

Kermad, A., & Kang, O. (2017). Timing of speech evaluation. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Salt Lake: Utah.

Kang, O., Ahn, H., Moran, M., & Park, S. (2017). The effect of proficiency on listening comprehension and intelligibility. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching,  Salt Lake: Utah.

Kang, O., & Moran, M. (2017). Listeners’ perception and characteristics of accented speech. Colloquium. AAAL.

Kermad, A., Kang, O., & Taguchi, N. (2017). The use of prosodic patterns by L2 learners in speech acts. AAAL, Portland, OR.

Kang, O., Ahn, H., & Moran, M. (2017). The effect of listener proficiency on comprehension and intelligibility of accented Speech. AAAL, Portland, OR.

Kermad, A., & Kang, O. (2016). Relative impact of tasks on learners’ pronunciation. SLRF, New York.

Kang, O., & Johnson, D. (2016). Measures of Intelligibility in varieties of English: Human vs. Machine. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Calgary, Canada.

 Ghanem, R., & Kang, O. (2016). Nonnative speakers’ use of linguistic features with different interlocutors.  Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Calgary, Canada.

Johnson, D., & Kang, O. (2016). Automatic detection of Brazil’s prosodic tone unit. Speech Prosody, Boston, MA.

Kang, O., Moran, M, & Thomson, R. (2016). Threshold of intelligibility in varieties of World Englishes. AAAL, Orlando, FL.

Johnson, D., & Kang, O. (2015). Improved automatic English proficiency rating of unconstrained speech by machine learning training with multiple corpora. The 2015 IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU) Workshop.

Kang, O., & Johnson, D. (2015). Automatic tone choice classification with machine learning classifiers. The 2015 IEEE Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU Workshop).

Johnson, D., Kang, O., & Ghanem, R. (2015). Language proficiency rating: Human versus Machine. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Dallas, TX.

Kang, O., Moran, M., & Thomson, R. (March, 2015). Measures of intelligibility in different varieties of World Englishes. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Dallas, TX.

Kang, O., Moran, M., & Thomson, R. (March, 2015). Intelligibility of different varieties of English:  The effects of incorporating “accented” English into high-stakes assessment, AAAL, Toronto, Canada.

Kang, O, & Ghanem, R. (March, 2015). Student expectation and stereotyping of English teachers in ESL classrooms, TESOL Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Kang, O., Moran, M., & Thomson, R. (Sept, 2014). Pronunciation Features of Intelligible Speech Among Different Varieties of World Englishes, Pronunciation Second Language Learning and Teaching, Santa Barbara, CA.

Ghanem, R., & Kang, O. (June, 2014,). Nonnative Student Expectation and  Linguistic Stereotyping of English Teachers in an ESL Context,  International Conference on Language and Social Psychology, Honolulu, Hawai’i.

Kang, O., & Zhuang, Y., (March, 2014). ESL learners’ linguistic (pronunciation, grammar and lexicon) development in the ESL immersion context. AAAL, Portland, OR.

Meghan, M., & Kang, O., (March, 2014). Enhancing communication between U.S. undergraduates and international students through structured contact activities. AAAL, Portland, OR.

Kang, O, & Wang, L. (March, 2014). The impact of task types and communicative features on examinees’ speaking performances at different proficiency levels. AAAL, Portland,

OR. Kang, O., & Chowdrury, F. (Sept, 2013). Relative contribution of suprasegmentals: Machine vs. Human. Pronunciation Second Language Learning and Teaching, Ames, IW.

Wang, L., & Kang, T. (2013, September). Using FACETS to investigate the appropriacy of an IEP speaking placement test. Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Annual Conference 2013,

East Lansing, MI. Kang, O. (Nov, 2013). English learners’ perspectives in the three circles of World Englishes. International Association of World Englishes, Tempe, AZ.

Kang, O. (May, 2013). English learners’ pronunciation gains in the ESL context. New Sounds, Montreal, Canada.

Kang, O., & Wang, L. (March, 2013).  Linguistic features that distinguish examinees’ proficiency levels. American Association for Applied Linguistics, Dallas, Texas.

Kang, O., & Zhuang, Y. (March, 2013). Demonstrating ESL students’ linguistic gains in pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. American Association for Applied Linguistics, Dallas, Texas.

Velde, N., Kang, O., & Zhuang, Y. (March, 2013). Effects of self-monitoring and correction on ESL learners’ oral performance. TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX.

Wang, L., & Kang, T. (2013, March). Investigating the placement test of speaking in the Program of Intensive English Using FACETS program. Poster presented at the Northern Arizona University’s 10th Annual Assessment Fair, Flagstaff, AZ.

Kang, O. (August, 2012). Pronunciation features distinguishing examinees’ performance at different proficiency levels. Pronunciation Second Language Learning and Teaching. Vancouver, Canada.

Vo, S., & Kang, O. (July, 2012). Perceptual Judgments of Accent. Pronunciation Symposium. Cairns, Australia.

Kang, O., & Nicodemus, C. (April, 2012). Students’ individual characteristics that predict success in studying languages abroad. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Kang, O., & Nicodemus, C. (March, 2012). Students’ individual characteristics that predict success in studying languages abroad. American Association for Applied Linguistics, Boston, MA.

Staples, S., & Kang, O. (March,  2012). The impact of structured intergroup encounters between ITAs on perceptions of US undergraduate students. American Association for Applied Linguistics, Boston, MA.

Kang, O., & Staples, S. (March, 2012). Impact of collaborative project-based intercultural interaction. TESOL Convention, Philadelphia.

McFeely, W., Church, J., & Kang, O. (March, 2012). Self-monitoring strategies in ESL oral presentation. TESOL Convention, Philadelphia.

Kang O., (Sept, 2011). Perceptual Judgments of Accent by Native Speakers and Non-native Speakers of English. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Iowa State University, Ames, IA. 

Kang, O. (March, 2011). Learners’ perceptions toward pronunciation instruction and varieties of World Englishes. American Association for Applied Linguistics,  Chicago, IL.

McFeely, W., Church, J., & Kang, O. (Oct,  2011). Improving ESL learners’ oral performance using video-recording and self-evaluation. AZ-TESOL, Yuma, AZ.

Kang, O. (February, 2011). Pronunciation: No more Cinderella in language learning and teaching, Panel Organizer, Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference, Northern Arizona University.

Kang, O., & Vo, S. (October, 2010). Pronunciation Errors and Listeners’ Judgments in an L2 Speech”. AZ TESOL, Phoenix, AZ.

Kang, O. (May, 2010). Salient prosodic features on judgments of second language accent. Speech Prosody 2010, Chicago, IL.

Kang, O, & Wizner, S.. (March, 2010). Learners’ perception toward pronunciation instruction and varieties of World Englishes.  Teachers of English to Speakers to Other Languages Convention, Boston.

Kang, O., & Crawford, W., & Parlak, O.  (March, 2010). Validation of an oral proficiency test: Comparing speech performance between high stakes situations and regular classroom interaction. American Association for Applied Linguistics, Atlanta, Ga.

Kang, O. (Sept, 2009). ESL Learners’ attitudes toward pronunciation instruction and varieties of English. The Conference of Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching/the Technology for Second Language Learning, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Kang, O. (March, 2009). Impact of prosodic characteristics of accented English on ratings of L2 oral performance. American Association for Applied Linguistics, Denver, Colorado.

Kang, O., & Rubin, D. (March, 2009). Using contact theory to improve US undergraduates’ attitudes toward ITAs. Academic Session, Teachers of English to Speakers to Other Languages Convention,  Denver, Colorado.

Rubin, O., Kang, O., & Pickering, L. (March, 2009). Relative Impact of Rater Characteristics versus Speaker Suprasegmental Features on Oral Proficiency Scores. Language Testing Research Colloquium/ International Language Testing Association, Denver, Colorado.

Kang, O. & Rubin, D. (November, 2008). “Intra-rater reliability of oral proficiency rating”. The East Coast Organization of Language Testers, Washington D.C.

Kang, O. & Rubin, D. (July, 2008). “Reverse linguistic stereotyping: Measuring the effect of listener expectations on speech evaluation”.  International Association of Language and Social Psychology, Tucson, AZ.

Kang, O., Rubin, D., & Pickering, L. (April, 2008). ”Impact of rater characteristics and acoustic measures of accentedness on ratings of International Teaching Assistants’ oral performances”. American Association for Applied Linguistics,  Washington, D.C.

Rubin, D., Kang, O., & Pickering, L. (April, 2008).  “ Impact of rater characteristics on TOEFL evaluation”, Colloquium, Teachers of English to Speakers to Other Languages Convention, New York

Kang, O., Rubin, D., & Pickering, L. (October, 2007) “Relations between acoustical measures of accentedness and oral proficiency judgments of NNS speech”. Midwest Association of Language Testers, the University of Michigan, MI.

Kang, O., Rubin, D., & Pickering, L. (April, 2007). “Acoustical measures of accentedness and judgments of ELL proficiency in oral English”.  American Association for Applied Linguistics, Costa Mesa. CA.

Kang, O., Ra, J., & Rubin, D. (2007) Applying Hierarchical Bayesian Model to rater effect on high stakes speaking performance. Midwest Association of Language Testers, the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.

Kang, O. (October, 2006). “Impact of rater characteristics on speech ratings”.  Midwest Association of Language Testers, the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.

Kang, O. (June, 2006). “Learner identity and attitudes toward Anglophone pronunciation varieties”. American Association for Applied Linguistics, poster, Montreal, Canada.

Kang, O. (September, 2006). “Autonomy and self-assessment of pronunciation: Perception and attitude of Korean learners of English”.  UGA Linguistics Society Conference, the University of Georgia, GA.

Kang, O. (September, 2006). “Learner attitudes and identity through L2 pronunciation”.  UGA Linguistics Society Conference, poster, the University of Georgia, GA.

Kang, O. (February, 2005). “I want to learn pronunciation!: L2 pronunciation and attitudes in New Zealand”.  UGA Linguistics Society Graduate Student Symposium, the University of Georgia, GA.

 

Invited Presentations

Kang, O. (Oct, 2019).  (Topic to be determined). Plenary speaker. The MwALT (Midwest Association of Language Testers), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Kang, O. (Sept, 2019). Threshold of intelligibility in different varieties of English. Second language speech colloquium panel. Second Language Research Forum (SLRF). Michigan State University, MI.

Kang, O. (July, 2019). Successful presentation in English. Faculty Professional Development Workshop, Chungnam National University. South Korea.

Kang, O. (July, 2019). Speaking and presentation skills in English.  Chungnam National University. South Korea.

Kang, O. (June, 2019). Successful communication in global contexts. Communication University of China. Beijing, China.

Kang, O. (April, 2019). L2 accent in the context of globalization. Plenary speaker. GSAAL annual conference. NAU, Flagstaff.

Kang, O. (January, 2019). Listener and speaker variability. Invited Speaker Series, University of Arizona.

Kang, O. (January, 2019). Successful communication between US undergraduate students and international instructors. Dialect Issues Panel, Linguistic Society of America, New York.

Kang, O. (November, 2018). Foreign accent and variability of L2 speech. Plenary speaker. KOTESOL Symposium, Daejon, South Korea.

Kang, O. (November, 2018). Intelligibility and L2 speech measures. KOTESOL Symposium, Daejon, South Korea.

Kang, O., (November, 2018). Second language pronunciation assessment and intelligibility. Plenary speaker. World Distinguished Scholar Convention, Seoul National University, South Korea.

Kang, O. (June, 2018). Automated scoring system by using suprasegmental features. Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Kang, O. (March, 2018). Effective teaching in listening and speaking skills. TESOL Convention, Chicago, IN.

Kang, O. (June, 2017). How to present in English successfully: Speaking and presentation skills. Chungnam National University, Daejon, South Korea.

Kang, O. (June, 2017). Speaking skills from theory to practice. Chungnam National University, Daejon, South Korea.

Kang, O. (June, 2017). Theories and practices in listening, speaking, and pronunciation. Chungnam National University, Daejon, South Korea.

Kang, O., (June, 2017). Intelligibility in second language speech. Beijing International Studies University, Beijing, China.

Kang, O. (June, 2017). Speaking assessment in second language studies. Beijing International Studies University, Beijing, China.

Kang, O. (June, 2017). Listening and speaking methodologies in EFL contexts. Civil Aviation University of China, Tianjin, China.

Kang, O. (June, 2017). Second language studies: theories and practices in listening and speaking skills. Tianjin Foreign Studies University, Tianjin, China.

Kang, O. (May, 2017). Item design and automated scoring system in speaking assessment. Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China.

Kang, O. (March, 2017). Communication enhancement between international teaching assistants and US undergraduate students. TESOL Convention, SPLIS.

Kang, O. (June, 2016). Speech Perception. Workshops for English Education,  University of Seoul. South Korea.

Kang, O., (June, 2016).  Current issues: Foreign accent and speaking in the EFL. Public Talks by Distinguished Scholars, Seoul National University. South Korea.

Kang, O. (June, 2016). Listening and speaking methodologies in EFL contexts. Lecture Series supported by Language Learning, Seoul National University. South Korea.

Kang, O. (June, 2016). Practical and effective methods to teach successfully in English. Faculty Professional Development Series, Chungnam National University. South Korea.

Kang, O. (June, 2016). Speaking and presentation skills in English. Student Learning Enhancement Program,  Chungnam National University. South Korea.

Kang, O. (June, 2016). Intelligibility in Global Contexts. College of Humanities, Chungnam National University, South Korea.

Kang, O. (March, 2016). Reverse linguistic stereotyping and learners’ perception. Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Processing” (SVALP), Featured Speaker, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Kang, O. (June, 2015).  Current issues in Applied Linguistics: Foreign accent and speaking, The Modern Linguistic Society of Korea.  Daejon, South Korea.

Kang, O. (June, 2015).  Automated scoring systems and speech analysis. DELL-CHI Joint International Distinguished Speaker Lectures, Department of English Language and Literature and Center for Humanities and Information, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

Kang, O. (June, 2015). Linguistic analysis and second language acquisition. College of Graduate Studies, Chungnam National University, Daejon, South Korea.

Kang, O., (June, 2015).  Acquisition of English in the ESL contexts: How much do we learn? Department of English, Chungnam National University, Daejon, South Korea.

Kang, O. (March, 2015). Pronunciation features in Non-native speaker’s oral performance. SPLIS, TESOL Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Kang, O. (April, 2014). Women and Diversity in Higher Education, The Inclusion and Multicultural Services. Panelist,  NAU.

Kang, O. (Feb, 2014). Linguistic features in oral assessment. Keynote Speaker. The ASU Linguistics/TESOL Graduate Students Symposium, Arizona Sate University.

Kang, O., & Staples, S. (March, 2013). Recent Research Regarding ITAs: The Dynamics of Interaction. International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Academic Session. TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX.

Kang, O. (March, 2013). Pronunciation Research and Practice in EFL Contexts. TESOL 2013 Intersection (SPLIS, EFL, NNEST). TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX.

Kang, O. (2012). L2 speaking research in Applied Linguistics. International Scholars Workshops, NAU.

Kang, O. (2012). Communication Enhancement Through Prejudice Reduction Between ITAs and Undergraduate Students, ITA Colloquium, American Association for Applied Linguistics, Boston, MA.

Kang, O. (March, 2011). Communication Enhancement with L2 Speakers through Attitude Changes. Presidential plenary,  L2 Accent and Ethics: Issues That Merit Concern,  with  Tracey Derwing, Helen Frazer, and Ron Thompson. TESOL Convention, New Orleans, NJ.

Kang, O. (May, 2011). Pronunciation and Accent. Plenary speaker. The 2011 KOTESOL National Conference, Daejon, South Korea.

Kang, O. (October, 2010). Measures of Accentedness and Judgments of Oral Proficiency. Applied Linguistics/TESL, Department of English, Northern Arizona University.

Kang, O. with Don Rubin (December, 2009). Reverse Linguistic Stereotyping: Measuring the effect of listener expectations on speech evaluation, Department of Language Education, the Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Kang, O. with Don Rubin (December, 2009). Reverse Linguistic Stereotyping Measures. Department of Communication Studies, the University of Haifa, Israel.

Kang, O. (April, 2006). Overview of L2 pronunciation research. Talk given for the Graduate Student SLA Seminar, the University of Georgia, GA.

Kang, O. (November, 2002). “Learner attitudes and pronunciation instruction in New Zealand”. Annual Teacher Forum,   International College of Linguistics, Auckland, New Zealand.