Welcome to the Home Page for Dongil "Jacob" Shin (신동일)


Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Literature (영어영문학과) at the Chung-Ang University (중앙대학교), Seoul, Korea. You can e-mail me at shin@cau.ac.kr, call at 02-820-5098 (my office), 02-820-5095 (department office).

I as a researcher take a big step forward in challenging taken-for-granted neoliberal and monolingual theories, practices, and pedagogies in where we use and educate languages. Researching language and society mostly in Korean contexts, I have explored the emerging movements (narrative, critical, discursive, multilingual, cultural turns) to see (critical) applied linguistics in a new light. My publications cover a range of topics and research methodologies:

  1. language testing (test development, validation, high-stakes testing policies, sociopolitics of testing),
  2. (critical) discourse analysis,
  3. language ideologies, governmentality, subjectivities, 
  4. language and social identities, liguistic rights, linguicism,
  5. critical sociolinguistics, the issues of commodification, McCommunication, technopoly, verbal hygiene,
  6. multi-/plural turns, from monolingualism to lingua franca, translingual, metrolingual, ecological practice,
  7. (social) semiotics and cultural studies,
  8. narrative research,
  9. storytelling studies (spoken and story grammar, pedagogy, oral proficiency).


The Books recently published (in Korean)  

            contact linguistics


My Records and Stories


Some Important Links where I have been working