Jieun Kiaer

Position:

Young Bin Min-KF Associate Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics

Faculty / College Address:

Oriental Institute / Hertford College

Email:

jieun.kiaer@orinst.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests:

  • Korean language and linguistics, Korean-Japanese comparative/contrastive linguistics
  • Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Syntax/Phonology Interface
  • Psycholinguistics, Language Acquisition, Corpus Linguistics
  • Historical Linguistics

Current Projects:

  • Korean young children's acquisition on word-order, negation, scope and argument structure
  • Editing a Conference proceeding for 7th NAJAKS conference on Japanese/Korean linguistics (with Jarnick Wrona and Bjarke Frellesvig)
  • Contributing a paper in the volume, tentatively entitled Derivational Directions (editor, Cristiano Chesi), to be published by Elsevier in 2008
  • Contributing a paper in the collected volume on Dynamic Syntax (editor, Eleni Gregoromichelaki)
  • Contributing a paper in the collected volume, based on Int'l Symposium on Language, Mind and Brain (editor, Hiroto Hoshi), to be published by Kurosio Publishers in 2008
  • On-going book writing, tentatively entitled Syntactic Behaviour and the Architecture of Grammar: the case of Verb-Final Languages
  • On-going book writing, tentatively entitled Reading Material for Advanced Korean Learners

Courses Taught:

  • Syntax (including different syntactic frameworks)
  • Semantics
  • Korean Grammar for both Modern and Middle Korean
  • Korean-Japanese Comparative/Contrastive Linguistics
  • East Asian Linguistics and their contribution to General Linguistics
  • Historical Linguistics and Literature in Korea/Japan

Recent Publications:

  • 2002. (with Chungmin Lee) A "removal" type of negative predicates, 10th Japanese/Korean Linguistics,edited by Akatsuka, N and Strauss, CSLI, University of Chicago.
  • 2004. (with Ruth Kempson and Ronnie Cann) Topic and Focus at the Peripheries, The Dynamics of Tree Growth, ZAS Papers in Linguistics. Vol 35. Proceedings of the dislocated Elements Workshop. ZAS Berlin, Germany.
  • 2005. Korean scrambling as incremental structure building process, Durham Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 11. p 67-81, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Durham University and University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
  • 2005. (with Ruth Kempson) Pro-active parsing of Korean scrambling. Proceedings of West Coast Conference in Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 24. Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  • 2006. (with Ruth Kempson and Ronnie Cann) Topic, Focus and the Structural Dynamics of Language, The Architecture of Focus, V. Molnar et al (eds.) Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • 2006. (with Ruth Kempson) Pro-active parsing in Korean: at the syntax-phonology interface. Proceedings of First European Conference in Korean Linguistics, 58-72, Hankook Publishing Company, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2006. Incremental Parsing in Korean: At Syntax-Phonology Interface, Proceedings of the 11th Harvard International Symposium on Korean Linguistics, in Harvard Studies in Korean linguistics XI, edited by S. Kuno, I-H Lee, J. Whitman, J. Maling, Y-S. Kang, P. Sells, and H-S. Sohn, Hanshin Publishing Company, Korea.
  • Forthcoming (with Ruth Kempson and Ronnie Cann) 'Periphery effects and the dynamics of tree growth'. In B Shaer, P Cook, W Frey and C Maienborn (eds.) Dislocation: syntactic, semantic and discourse perspectives. Routledge.
  • Forthcoming (with Ruth Kempson) Processing Left Peripheral NPI in Korean: At the Syntax, Semantics and Phonology Interface, 16th Japanese/Korean Linguistics, edited by Takubo, Y, CSLI, University of Chicago.
  • Forthcoming (with Ruth Kempson) Incremental Processing of Left-/Right Peripheral NPI in Korean and its Implication to the Architecture of Grammar, Proceedings of the 12th Harvard International Symposium on Korean Linguistics, in Harvard Studies in Korean linguistics XII, Hanshin Publishing Company, Korea.
  • Historical Linguistics and Literature in Korea/Japan