Eunseon Kim received her MA degree at UBC in 2010 with a thesis on the popular norms of standard Korean linguistic politeness. Her current research involves the historical construction of linguistic ideologies regarding Korean honorification. She explores public metalinguistic discourses over what linguistic politeness means to Koreans and how politeness should work in society. Her research focuses on the intervention of different groups of people who ideologically discover and normalize semiotic values of Korean honorification. She is also interested in how socio-cultural conditions in history change the ways that people highlight or suppress certain aspects of language use.