Curriculum Vitae



Affiliation:

Department of Language and Linguistic Science

University of York
Heslington, York YO10 5DD

United Kingdom

Email: shin-sook.kim AT york.ac.uk
Website http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~sk899/

Education

2006 Ph.D. in Linguistics, Universität Frankfurt
Dissertation: Intervention Effects in Questions
1989 M.A. in German Linguistics, Seoul National University
1987 B.A. in German Language and Literature, Seoul National University

Academic Positions

2015 - Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of York
2011 - 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of York
2009 - 2011 Newton International Fellow, SOAS, University of London
2006 - 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow
Graduiertenkolleg "Satzarten: Variation und Interpretation",
Universität Frankfurt
2002 - 2004 Researcher, Universität Frankfurt
2000 - 2002 Researcher, Universität Konstanz
1997 - 1998 Researcher, Universität Potsdam
1996 - 1997 Research Assistant, Universität Tübingen

Fellowships

2009 - 2011 Newton International Fellowship
1990 - 1995 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service), Graduate Fellowship

 

Research Interests

Syntax, Syntax-Semantics Interface
Comparative Syntax

Korean Linguistics
East Asian Linguistics
Questions and Quantification
Negation and Negative Polarity Items

Structure of Nominals

 

Teaching

2014-15 Introduction to Syntax (University of York)
2014-15 Structure of a Language: Korean (University of York)
2013-14 Structure of a Language: Korean (University of York)
2012-13 Introduction to Syntax (University of York)
2012-13 Structure of a Language: Korean (University of York)
2011-12 Structure of a Language: Korean (University of York)
2010 Intermediate Syntax (with Peter Sells, at SOAS, University of London)
Summer 2008 Introduction to the Structure of Korean (at SfS, Universität Tübingen)
Summer 2008 Negative Polarity Items (with Elena Castroviejo Miró, at Universität Frankfurt)
Winter 2007-08 Syntax-Semantics Interface (Universität Frankfurt)
Summer 2007 Syntax and Typology of Questions (Universität Frankfurt)

 

Publications

2017 with Peter Sells. Noun-modifying constructions in Korean. In Noun-Modifying Clause Constructions in Languages of Eurasia: Rethinking theoretical and geographical boundaries, ed. by Yoshiko Matsumoto, Bernard Comrie and Peter Sells, 59-89. John Benjamins Publishing Company.
2011 with Peter Sells. "Reconstruction and Scope of Negation in Korean (and Japanese)". In Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL7), ed. by Andrew Simpson, 139-153. Cambridge, MA: MITWPL.
2011 "Noun Complements and Clause Types in Korean (and Japanese)". In Japanese/Korean Linguistics 18, ed. by William McClure and Marcel den Dikken, 278-290. Stanford: CSLI.
2010 "The Structures of Modality in Korean". In Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL6), ed. by Hiroki Maezawa and Azusa Yokogoshi, 171-180. Cambridge, MA: MITWPL.
2007 with Peter Sells. "Generalizing the Immediate Scope Constraint on NPI Licensing". In Proceedings of the Workshop on Negation and Polarity, ed. by Hedde Zeijlstra and Jan-Philipp Soehn, 85-91. Collaborative Research Center 441, University of Tübingen.
2006 with Peter Sells. "Korean NPIs Scope Over Negation". Language Research 42.2, 275-297.
2006 with Sigrid Beck. "Intervention Effects in Alternative Questions". The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 9, 165-208.
2006 "More Evidence That Intervention Effects Are Focus Effects". In Proceedings of the 8th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar: Minimalist Views on Language Design, ed. by Changguk Yim, 161-180. Seoul: Hankook
2006 with Peter Sells. "Arguments Real and Imaginary for Korean NPIs as Universals". In Proceedings of the 2006 Seoul International Conference on Linguistics, 81-90. Linguistic Society of Korea, Seoul. .
2006 "Questions, Focus, and Intervention Effects". In Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics XI, ed. by Susumu Kuno et al., 520-533. Department of Linguistics, Harvard University.
2002 with Wilhelm Geuder. "Two Ways of Deriving Resultant States". In On-Line Proceedings of the Conference "Perspectives on Aspect", Universiteit Utrecht.
2002 "Intervention Effects are Focus Effects". In Japanese/Korean Linguistics 10, ed. by Noriko Akatsuka and Susan Strauss, 615-628. Stanford: CSLI.
2001 "Asymmetries in the Application of Binding Theory in the Minimalist Program". In CLS 37: The Main Session. Papers from the 37th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Vol. 1, ed. by Mary Andronis, Christopher Ball, Heidi Elston and Sylvain Neuvel, 305-318. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.
1997 with Sigrid Beck. "On WH- and Operator Scope in Korean". Journal of East Asian Linguistics 6, 339-384.
1996 "Bindungsrekonstruktion vs. Skopusrekonstruktion". Linguistische Berichte 165, 401-431.
1995

with Hans-Peter Kolb, Gereon Müller & Wolfgang Sternefeld. "Minimalismus in der Syntax". SfS-Report 03-95. Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft, Tübingen.

 

Conference Presentations

2017 with Peter Sells. "What's Imperative about Korean Imperatives?". The 20th Meeting of the International Circle of Korean Linguistics (ICKL20), University of Helsinki, June 27-29.
2017 with Andrea Ceolin, Guido Cordoni, Cristina Guardiano, Monica Irimia, Dimitar Kazakov, Giuseppe Longobardi, Dimitris Michelioudakis, and Nina Radkevich. "The Phylogenetic Signal of Comparative Syntax". The 8th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC8), University of Athens, May 25-28.
2016 with Andrea Ceolin, Guido Cordoni, Cristina Guardiano, Monica Irimia, Dimitar Kazakov, Giuseppe Longobardi, Dimitris Michelioudakis, and Nina Radkevich. "Syntactic Theory and the Science of (Language) History". The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), University of York, September 6-9.
2016 with Nina Radkevich. "Genitive Case Drop in Korean as Compounding". Nominals Workshop, Recife, March 17-18.
2015 with Peter Sells. "Digging Deeper into Noun-Modifying Constructions in Japanese and Korean". The 11th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL11), University of York, June 4-6.

2013 with Dunstan Brown and Peter Sells. "Grammatical Properties Which Influence GNMCCs". Association for Linguistic Typology 10th Biennial Conference (ALT10), Universität Leipzig, August 15-18.
2012 with Peter Sells. "NPI Licensing by Covertly Negative Verbs in Korean". Poster presented at the 8th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL8), Universität Stuttgart, May 18-20.
2010 with Peter Sells. "Reconstruction and Scope of Negation in Korean (and Japanese)". The 7th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL7), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, October 29-31.
2010 with Peter Sells. "Scoping in Relation to Base Order in Japanese and Korean". The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Leeds, Leeds, September 1-4.
2009 with Peter Sells. "Structures of Modality in Korean". The 2009 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, September 6-9.
2008 "Noun Complements and Clause Types in Korean (and Japanese)". The 18th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, City University of New York (CUNY), New York, November 13-15.
2008 "Noun-Complement Constructions in Korean". The 2nd European Conference on Korean Linguistics (ECKL2), SOAS, London, August 7-9.

2008 with Peter Sells. "Relative Clauses and Noun-Modifying Clauses in Korean". Humanities Research Network Project Meeting "Relative Clauses and Noun-Modifying Clauses: A Cross-Linguistic Investigation", Stanford University, Stanford, March 22-24.
2007 "Expressions of 'almost' in Korean". Workshop on Japanese/Korean Semantics/Pragmatics, UCLA, Los Angeles, November 8.
2007 with Peter Sells. "Korean keuy ('almost')". The 12th Harvard International Symposium on Korean Linguistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, August 3-5.
2007 with Peter Sells. "Universal NPIs and the Generalized Immediate Scope Constraint". The 4th Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics (WAFL4), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, May 18-20.
2007 with Peter Sells. "Generalizing the Immediate Scope Constraint on NPI Licensing". Workshop on Negation and Polarity, Universität Tübingen, March 8-10.
2006 "More Evidence That Intervention Effects Are Focus Effects". The 8th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar (SICOGG 8), Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, August 9-12.
2006 with Peter Sells. "Arguments Real and Imaginary for Korean NPIs as Universals". Seoul International Conference on Linguistics 2006, Linguistic Society of Korea, Seoul National University, Seoul, July 24-26.
2005 "Questions, Focus, and Intervention Effects". The 11th Harvard International Symposium on Korean Linguistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, August 5-7.
2005 "Focus Intervention Effects in Questions". The 3rd International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL-3), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, July 22-23.
2004 with Sigrid Beck. "Intervention Effects in Alternative Questions". The 27th GLOW Colloquium, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 19-21.
2003 "The Role of FinP in Copular Sentences" (alternate paper). Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop 18, University of Durham, UK, September 18-20.
2002 "Intervention Effects on Wh-in-situ/NPI-Licensing". Workshop on Polarity, Quantification, Free Choice and WH, University of York, UK, November 22-23.
2002 "Focus-Induced Intervention Effects". GGS, Frankfurt am Main, May 10-12.
2002 "Focus Intervention Effects on NPI/Wh-in-situ Licensing". The 38th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, April 25-27.
2002 "Focus Matters: Two Types of Intervention Effect". West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) XXI, University of California at Santa Cruz, April 5-7.
2001 with Wilhelm Geuder. "On the Expression of Resultant States: Between Aspect and Lexical Content". Conference on Perspectives on Aspect, Utrecht, December 12-14.
2001 with Wilhelm Geuder. "On the Expression of Resultant States: The Case of Korean". Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Autumn Meeting, University of Reading, Reading, September 4-6.
2001 "A Binding Theory Paradox in the Minimalist Program". The 37th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, April 19-21.
2000 "Intervention Effects Are Focus Effects". The 10th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, October 13-15.
2000 "A Binding Theory Paradox in the Minimalist Program". The Reflexive & Reciprocal Nachlese. Workshop in association with the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), Universität Konstanz, May 26-27.
1997 with Wolfgang Sternefeld. "Superiority vs. Cross Over". Workshop on the Minimal Link Condition, Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, March 7-8.
1996 with Sigrid Beck. "Scrambling and LF-Barriers". International Conference on Interfaces of Grammar: Theoretical and Computational Aspects, Tübingen, September 30-October 3.
1996 "Weak Crossover, Scrambling und Skopus". GGS, Berlin, May 17-19.
1994

"Skopusrekonstruktion vs. Bindungsrekonstruktion". GGS, Tübingen, May 13-15.

 

Professional Service

  • Reviewer for Glossa, Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Journal of Linguistics, Language Research, Lingua, The Linguistic Review, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Natural Language Semantics, Studia Linguistica, Syntax
  • Conference abstract reviewer for Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics, Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics, Sinn und Bedeutung