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Title: Selected Papers from the 2nd European Conference on Korean Linguistics
Edited By: Jaehoon Yeon
Jieun Kiaer
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Asian Linguistics 77

The contributors for Selected Papers from the 2nd European Conference on
Korean Linguistics (ECKL) discuss various aspects of Korean Linguistics,
including historical linguistics, syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology,
phonetics, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics and language teaching. All
the papers were presented at the 2nd ECKL, held in the School of Oriental
and African Studies (SOAS), London in 2008.

Jaehoon Yeon is Reader in Korean language at SOAS and Jieun Kiaer is a
University Lecturer in Korean Language and Linguistics, at the University
of Oxford.



Key note Speech:

1 Two Types of Denominal Predicates in Korean and Theories of
Morphology-Syntax Interface: James Hye-Suk Yoon (University of Illinois,

General Session:

2 Use of Referent Honorific Lexical Substitutions by Korean University
Students, Lucien Brown (School of Oriental and African Studies)

3 From the acoustics to the phonology of the accentual phrase in Korean
read speech: Tonal patterns and boundary, Hyongsil CHO (LPL, Université de

4 L2 acquisition of polarity items: the case of Korean-English
interlanguage Kook-Hee Gill Heather Marsden (University of Sheffield
University of York)

5 Difficulties encountered in the construction of a Korean bilingual
dictionary and their - the case of the New Korean-French Dictionary:
Guillaume Jeanmaire (Korea University, Seoul)

6 A Phonetic Study on Phrasing in Seoul Korean, Hae-Sung Jeon (University
of Cambridge)

7 A Classification of Korean Support Verbs, Mihwa JO (Universitat Autònoma
de Barcelona)

8 Multiple –ka Construction and Performance-Grammar Correspondence, Jieun
Kiaer (University of Oxford)

9 A Historical Corpus-Based Approach to Korean Logophor Caki, Sun-Hee Lee
and Yelee-An (Wellesley College, Yonsei University)

10 The Syntax of Inchoativity- -eci, event structure, and scalarity:
Dongsik Lim and Maria-Luisa Zubizarreta (University of Southern California)

11 Korean –cocha ‘even’ and Japanese –sae ‘even’, Eun-Hae Park, (University
of Chicago)

12 Licensing Double Nominative Constructions in Korean,Jisung Sun (SUNY
Stony Brook)

13 Upstep and Constituent Length in Daegu Korean: A Preliminary Report,
Akira Utsugi and Hyejin Jang (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research
Abroad/University of Edinburgh, Korea University)

14 Constraints on Double-Accusative External Possession Constructions in
Korean: A Cognitive approach, Jaehoon Yeon, (School of Oriental and African

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Asian languages
Subject Language(s): Japanese
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783895865923
Pages: 210
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