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Name: Hakyung  Jung
Institution: Harvard University
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State and/or Country: MA
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Synchronic and diachronic Slavic morphosyntax
Subject Language(s): Russian
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
Selected Publications: Forthcoming “Null Prepositional Complementizers and the Russian Dative of Obligation.”
In Proceedings of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 17.

Forthcoming “Licensing of the Dative in Infinitival Modal Sentences: A Case of ECM.” In
Proceedings of Chicago Linguistics Society 44.

Forthcoming 'Ergativity in North Russian: The Structure of the Be-Perfect with a Nominalized Verb.” In Proceedings of Formal Description of Slavic Languages.

Forthcoming “Possessive Subject, Nominalization, and Ergativity in North Russian.” In Changes in Grammatical Systems in Indo-European Languages, eds. by V. Bubenik, S. Rose, and J. Hewson, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2007 “Internally Conditioned Language Change: The Development of the North Russian –no/–to Perfect.” Russian Linguistics 31(2): 137–156, Springer Verlag.

2005 “Vz’amši, Šotši, and the Role of Hierarchy in Morphological Variations.”Glossos, no. 6. http://seelrc.org/glossos/
Courses Taught: Russian (Beginning to Intermediate level)
Dissertation Abstract: The Grammar of Have in a Have-less Language: Possession, Perfect, and Ergativity in North Russian

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