Publication

Books

Kang, O. & Moran, M. (in progress). A resource book for international cultural communication. Michigan University Press.

Kang, O., Biber, D., & Ghanem, R. (under contract).  Linguistic analysis of spoken English. New York: Routledge.

Kang, O., Johnson, D., & Kermad, A.  (under contract). Discourse prosody and computer modeling. New York: Routledge.

Kang, O. & Kermad, A. (2019, section editor). Tansdisciplinary innovation for communication success. The Encyclopedia of Educational Innovations, Springer.

Kang, O., Thomson, R., & Murphy, J. (Eds.) (2018). The Routledge handbook of contemporary English pronunciation. New York: Routledge.

Kang, O., & Ginther, A. (Eds.). (2017). Assessment in second language pronunciation. New York: Routledge.

Referred Journals

Kang, O. (forthcoming). Enhancing communication between international instructors and U.S. undergraduate students. American Speech.

Kermad, A., & Kang, O. (under review). The Role of Individual Differences on L2 Pronunciation and Listeners’ Judgments. Language Learning.

Kermad, A., & Kang, O. (under review). Effects of tasks on listeners’ judgments and phonological characteristics of L2 speech. International Journal of Applied Linguistics.

Ghanem, R., & Kang, O. (2nd revision). Nonnative students’ expectations and linguistic stereotyping of English teachers in an ESL context. English Language Teaching.

Kang, O., Ahn, H., Moran, M., & Park, S. (2019). Proficiency as a mediating variable of intelligibility for accented speech. Studies in Second Language Acquisition. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0272263119000536

Kang, O., Larson, G., & Goo, S. (2019).  Interaction features predicting examinees’ speaking performances at different proficiency levels. Journal of Language Testing and Assessment, 2, 1-12. https://www.clausiuspress.com/article/294.html

Kang, O., Rubin, D., & Kermad, A. (2019). Effect of training and rater individual differences on oral proficiency assessment. Language Testing, https://doi.org/10.1177/0265532219849522. Online access: https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/NGCTMAX8VDK4HJ88TXB6/full

Kang, O., Thomson, R., & Moran, M. (2019). The effects of international accents and shared L1 on listening comprehension tests. TESOL Quarterly. 53, 56-81. DOI: 10.1002/tesq.463

Kang, O., Thomson, R., & Moran, M. (2018). Which Features of Accent affect Understanding? Exploring the Intelligibility Threshold of Diverse Accent Varieties. Applied Linguistics, 1-29. DOI:10.1093/applin/amy053.

Kang, O., & Yan, X. (2018). Linguistic features distinguishing examinees’ speaking performances at different proficiency levels. Journal of Language Testing and Assessment, 1, 24-39, DOI: 10.23977/langta.2018.11003.

Kermad, A., & Kang, O. (2018). Effect of classroom task on IEP students’ oral performance. TESOL Journal. DOI: 10.1002/tesj.392

Kang, O., & Johnson, D. (2018). Contribution of suprasegmental to English speaking proficiency: Human rater and automated scoring system. Language Assessment Quarterly, 15(2), 150-168.

Kang, O., & Johnson, D. (2018). Automated English proficiency scoring of unconstrained speech using prosodic features. Speech Prosody. Link: https://www.isca-speech.org/archive/SpeechProsody_2018/pdfs/105.pdf

Kang, O., Thomson, R., & Moran, M. (2018). Empirical approaches to measuring intelligibility of different varieties of English, Language Learning, 68(1), 115-146.

Johnson, D., & Kang, O. (2017). Comparison of algorithms to divide noisy phone sequences into syllables for automatic unconstrained English speaking proficiency scoring. The Artificial Intelligence Review. 1-24. DOI: 10.1007/s10462-107-9594-y.

Johnson, D., & Kang, O. (2017). Measures of intelligibility in different varieties of English: Human vs. machine. Proceedings of the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 8, 58-72. 

Kang, O., & Ghanem, R. (2016). Self-Assessments on the best point in target study for overseas immersion. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 7 (5), 819-828.

Johnson, D., Kang, O., & Ghanem, R. (2016). Improved automatic English proficiency rating of unconstrained speech with multiple corpora. International Journal of Speech Technology, 19 (4), 755-768. DOI: 10.1007/s10772-016-9366-0

Johnson, D., & Kang, O. (2016). Automatic detection of Brazil’s prosodic tone unit. Speech Prosody 2016. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5tX0NnTCf-IV0wwbUw3a2FGWVE/view

Johnson, D., Kang, O., & Ghanem, R. (2016). Language proficiency rating: Human versus Machine. Proceedings of the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 7, 119-129.  

Kang, O., Moran, M., & Vo, S. (2016). Perceptual judgments of accented speech by listeners from different first language backgrounds. TESL-EJ, 20. http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume20/ej77/ej77a1/

Kang, O., & Johnson, D. O (2015). Comparison of Inter-rater Reliability of Human and Computer Prosodic Annotation Using Brazil’s Prosody Model. English Linguistics Research, 4(4), 58-68.

Johnson, D., & Kang, O. (2015). Automatic prosodic tone choice classification with Brazil’s intonation model. International Journal of Speech Technology.19, 95-109.  doi:10.1007/s10772-015-9327-z

Johnson, D., & Kang, O. (2015). Automatic prominent syllable detection with machine learning classifiers. International Journal of Speech Technology, 18, (4), 583-592.

Kang, O., & Moran, M. (2015). Enhancing communication between undergraduate students and International teaching assistants. The New Forums Faculty Development Series, 169-201.

Kang, O., Rubin, D, & Lindemann, S.  (2015). Using contact theory to improve US undergraduates’ attitudes toward international teaching assistants. TESOL Quarterly, 49, 681-706.

Kang, O. (2015). Students’ perceptions of pronunciation instruction in the three circles of World Englishes. TESOL Journal,  6 (1), 59–80. DOI: 10.1002/tesj.146

Kang, O., & Wang, L. (2014). Impact of Different Task Types on Candidates’ Speaking Performances. Research Notes, 57, 40-49.

Staples, S., Kang, O., & Wittner, E. (2014). Impacting undergraduates’ perceptions of ITAs through institutionally supported contact. English for Specific Purpose. 35, 54-65.

Kang, O., & Moran, M. (2014). Pronunciation features in non-native speakers’ oral performances. TESOL Quarterly, 48, 173-184.

Kang, O. (2013). Linguistic analysis of speaking features distinguishing general English exams at CEFR levels B1 to C2 and examinee L1 backgrounds. Research Notes, 52, 40-48. http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/139525-research-notes-52-document.pdf

Kang, O. (2013). Relative impact of pronunciation features on non-native speakers’ oral proficiency. In J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.), Proceedings of the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Iowa State University.

Kang, O, & Rubin, D. (2012). Intra-rater reliability of oral proficiency ratings. Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, 12, 43-61. https://sites.google.com/site/tijepa2012/vol-11-2/vol-12-1

Kang, O., & Rubin, D. (2012). Inter-group contact exercises as a tool for mitigating undergraduates’ attitudes toward ITAs. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, 23 (3), 159-166.

Kang, O. (2012). Impact of rater characteristics on ratings of international teaching assistants’ oral performance. Language Assessment Quarterly, 9, 249-269.

Kang, O., & Pickering, L. (2011). The role of objective measures of suprasegmental features in judgments of comprehensibility and oral proficiency in L2 spoken discourse. Speak Out, 44, 4-8.

Kang, O. (2011). ESL students’ perceptions of pronunciation instruction in inner circle countries, New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics, 17, 99-106.

Kang, O., Rubin, D., & Pickering, L. (2010). Judgments of ELL proficiency in oral English and acoustic measures of accentedness. Modern Language Journal, 94, 554-566.

Kang, O. (2010). Relative salience of suprasegmental features on judgments of L2 comprehensibility and accentedness. System, 38, 301-315.

Kang, O. (2010). ESL Learners’ Attitudes toward pronunciation Instruction and varieties of English. In J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (pp. 105-118). Iowa State University. http://apling.public.iastate.edu/PSLLT/2009/

Kang, O. (2010). Salient prosodic features on judgments of second language accent. Speech Prosody. http://speechprosody2010.illinois.edu/papers/100016.pdf

Kang, O., & Rubin, D. (2009). Reverse linguistic stereotyping: Measuring the effect of listener expectations on speech evaluation. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 28, 441-456.

Kang, O. (2008). The effect of rater background characteristics on the rating of International Teaching Assistants Speaking Proficiency. Spaan Fellow Working Papers, 6, 181-205.

Book Chapters

McAndrews, M., Cho, S., & Kang, O. (forthcoming). Effects of speaker and task variability on interactive fluency in dialogic speaking tasks. In W. Crawford (Ed.). Multiple perspectives on learner interaction: The corpus of collaborative oral tasks. DE Gruyter.

Kang, O., & Yaw, K. (forthcoming). International Teaching Assistants: Increasing communicative awareness and understanding. In G. Clements (Ed.). Linguistic discrimination in Academic. NY: Routledge.

Dalman, M., & Kang, O. (2019). Listener background and L2 speech evaluation. Intech Open. Open access peer-reviewed chapter. DOI: https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/listener-background-in-l2-speech-evaluation

Yaw, K., & Kang, O. (2019). Structured contact activities in successful communication. In O. Kang & A. Kermad. (eds.). Tansdisciplinary innovation for communication success. The Encyclopedia of Educational Innovations, Springer. DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2262-4_83-1

Kang, O., & Moran, M. (2019).  Enhancing communication between ITAs and US undergraduate students through structured contact activities. In S. Looney & Shereen Bhalla (eds). A Transdisciplinary Approach to ITA Research: Implications for Practice and Policy (pp. 82-99). England: Routledge.

Kang, O, & Kermad, A. (2019). Prosody in second language pragmatics.   In S. Gass, A. Mackey, & N. Taguchi. (eds). The Routledge Handbook of SLA and Pragmatics (pp.78-92).  England: Routledge.

Kang, O, & Moran, M. (2018). Different varieties of World Englishes: Perceptual judgments and speech characteristics. In G. Ockey & E. Wagner (Eds.), Assessment of L2 listening: Moving towards authenticity (pp.113-126). Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Ghanem, R., & Kang, O. (2017). Linguistic features in L2 pronunciation. In O. Kang & A. Ginther (Eds.). Assessment in Second Language Pronunciation (pp. 115-136). England: Routledge.

Kang, O, & Kermad, A. (2017). Assessment in L2 pronunciation. In O. Kang, R. Thomson, & J. Murphy (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of English Pronunciation. England: Routledge

Kang, O., & Digirolamo, A. (2017). Teacher/Student relationship. In S. Salas (Eds.). TESOL Encyclopedia:  Adminstrative/Organizational issues, Volume 15.

Kang, O., & Rubin, D. (2015). Reverse linguistic stereotyping. In J. Levis and A. Moyer (Eds.), Social influence in L2 pronunciation:  Trends in Applied Linguistics (pp. 239-253). De Gruyter Mounton. Press Premedia.

Derwing, T., Frazer, H., Kang, O., & Thompson, R. (2014). Accent and ethics: Issues that merit attention. In A. Mahboob and L. Barratt (Eds.), English in a multilingual context: Language Variation and Education  (pp. 63-80). Dordrecht: Springer.

Kang, O. & Pickering, L. (2013). Using acoustic and temporal analysis for assessing speaking. In A. Kunnan (Ed.), Companion to Language Assessment (pp.1047-1062). Wiley-Blackwell.

Rubin, D. & Kang, O. (2008). Writing to speak: What goes on across the two way street. In  D. Belcher, D., and A. Hirvela, (Eds.). The oral/literate connection: Perspectives on L2 speaking/writing connections (pp.210-225). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Research Reports

Kang, O., & Johnson, D. (2018). Linguistic analysis of speaking performance and automated extraction, British Council.

Kang, O., Moran, M., & Thomson, R. (2015). Intelligibility of Different Varieties of English in the TOEFL Listening Test, Educational Testing Service.

Kang, O. (2012).Final project report:  Threshold of studying languages abroad.  Faculty Grant Program, NAU.

Kang, O. (2012). Linguistic analysis of speaking features distinguishing general English exams at CEFR levels B1 to C2 and examinee L1 backgrounds, Research Reports, Cambridge ESOL.

Kang, O. (2011). Students’ individual characteristics that predict success in studying languages abroad. TOEFL Board Grants. Educational Testing Service.

Kang, O. (2011). Final project report:  Students’ individual characteristics that predict success in studying languages abroad. Faculty Grant Program, NAU.

Rubin, O., Kang, O., & Pickering, L. (2008). Relative impact of rater intercultural and language background, rater attitudes, rater training, and measurable elements of pronunciation on TOEFL iBT speaking proficiency scoring. ETS Research Reports. Princeton, JN: Educational Testing Service.

Newsletters 

Velde, N., Zhuang, H., & Kang, O. (2013). The effect of self-evaluation on oral presentation.

SPLIS Newsletter.

Kang, O., Staples, S., & Wittner, E. (2012). Impacting undergraduates’ perceptions of ITAs through institutionally supported contact. ITAIS Newsletter.

 

Reference and Workbooks

Kang, O. (1999). English reference book for first graders in middle school. Daejon, South Korea: APL Language School.

Kang, O. (1997). Pronunciation exercise workbook. Daejon, South Korea: ULS Language Institute.

Book Review

Kang, O., & Burch, J. (2010). Pronunciation pairs: An introduction to the sounds of English. TESL-EJ, 13 (4). http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume13/ej52/ej52r4/