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The 2nd European Conference on Korean Linguistics, at SOAS

A bargain three-day conference begins at SOAS this Thursday.

The 2nd European Conference on Korean Linguistics (ECKL2)

7 – 9 August 2008
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS

The Centre of Korean Studies of the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London, and the Oriental Institute at Oxford University take great pleasure in welcoming you to the 2nd European Conference on Korean Linguistics, to be held at SOAS, University of London, on 7-9 August 2008. This conference is supported by Academy of Korean Studies in Korea. You will find details of the programme below. For further information about ECKL2 please e-mail us at [email protected]

ECKL2 Organizing Committee

Jaehoon Yeon (SOAS, University of London)
Peter Sells (SOAS, University of London)
Jieun Kiaer (Oxford University)

The conference venue in SOAS is the Khalili Lecture Theatre, inside the Russell Square College Buildings.

Registration for the full three days of the conference is £20, to include all coffee breaks and the receptions on Thursday 7th August and Friday 8th August in the Brunei Gallery Suite. Registration for one day only is £8. You may pre-register for ECKL2 by e-mailing either Stefan Knoob [email protected] or Jaehoon Yeon [email protected] with your name and affiliation. Please indicate “ECKL2 Pre-registration” as the subject of your email. Methods of payment can be discussed Stefan and/or Jaehoon.

Please check the SOAS website for any changes to the programme.


August 7 Thursday

Time Session Description
13:15 Opening Remarks
Session 1 Chair: Peter Sells
13:30-14:00 Double-Accusative External Possession Constructions in Korean
Jaehoon Yeon (SOAS)
14:00-14:30 Noun-Complement Constructions in Korean
Shin-Sook Kim (Frankfurt)
14:30-15:00 On V-ka ‘go’ construction in Korean
Sengsook Choi (SOAS)
15:00-15:15 BREAK
Session 2 Chair: Jaehoon Yeon
15:15-15:45 Upstep, downstep, and phonological weight in Daegu Korean: A preliminary report
Akira Utsugi (Edinburgh) & Hyejin Jang (Korea U)
15:45-16:15 Loan adaptation of Japanese fricatives/affricates in Korean
Sang-Cheol Ahn (Kyung Hee U) & Juhee Lee (Kyung Hee U)
16:15-16:45 A Corpus-Based Approach to Constraints on Korean Reflexives
Sunhee Lee (Wellesley) & Yelee An (Yonsei U)
16:45-17:00 BREAK
17:00-18:00 Invited Speaker: Prof. James Yoon
The Lexicalist Hypothesis and Korean Morphosyntax
18:30-20:00 RECEPTION

August 8 Friday

Time Session Description
Session 3 Chair: George Tsoulas
9:00-9:30 Licensing Double Nominative Construction in Korean
Jisung Sun (SUNY)
9:30-10:00 Multiple Argument Construction and Left-to-Right Structure Building
Jieun Kiaer (Oxford)
10:00-10:30 A Generative Approach to V>P diachronic reanalysis in Korean
Changguk Yim (CAU, Korea)
10:30-10:45 BREAK
Session 4 Chair: Sang-Cheol Ahn
10:45-11:15 A phonetic study on phrasing in Seoul Korean: pitch, timing, and stops
Hae-Sung Jeon (Cambridge)
11:15-11:45 From the acoustics to the phonology of the accentual phrase in Korean read speech
Hyungsil Cho (CNRS)
11:45-12.:15 Primitiveness of the OCP: Evidence from Korean Palatal Opacity
Kazutaka Kurisu (Kobe)
12:15-12:45 Phoneme Distribution and Frequency Patterns in the Late Middle Korean Dictionary
Thorsten Traulsen (Bochum)
12:45 -14:00 LUNCH
Session 5 Chair: Shin-Sook Kim (Frankfurt)
14:00-14:30 An empirical investigation of topic marking and the choice of subjects in Japanese and Korean narrative tasks
Noriko Iwasaki (SOAS) and Hye-Son Park (Keimyung University)
14:30-15:00 L2 Knowledge of Polarity Items: the case of Korean-English Interlanguage
Kook-hee Gil (Sheffield) and Heather Marsden (York)
15:00-15:30 On the emergence of the laryngeal contrasts in Korean
Sang-Cheol Ahn (Kyung Hee U)
15:30-15:45 BREAK
Session 6 Chair: Seongsook Choi (SOAS)
15:45-16:15 Use of Referent Honorific Lexical Substitutions by Korean University Students
Lucien Brown (SOAS)
16:15-16:45 Structural pattern proliferation in the Korean verbal voice system: a grammaticalisation perspective
Stefan Knoob (SOAS)
16:45-17:00 BREAK
17:00-18:00 Invited Speaker: Prof. Peter Sells
Determining the Scope of Negation in Korean
18:30 DINNER

August 9 Saturday

Time Session Description
Session 7 Chair: Jieun Kiaer
9:30-10:00 Diachronic and typological aspects of nominalization in Korean, Japanese and other Asian languages
Janick Wrona (Kyoto)
10:00-10:30 A Probe-Goal Approach to Analyse Korean/Japanese Nominals
Y.A Lin (Cambridge)
10:30-10:45 BREAK
Session 8 Chair: James Yoon
10:45-11:15 The Concept of Nominal Number and Individuation in Numeral Classifier Languages
Jeehoon Kim (SOAS)
11:15-11:45 Korean –cocha ‘even’ and Japanese –sae ‘even’
Eunhae Park (U of Chicago)
11:45-12:15 Plurality, Number, and Quantification in Korean
George Tsoulas (York)
12:15-13:30 LUNCH
Session 9 Chair: Kook-hee Gil
13:30-14:00 The syntax of inchoatives: -eci, event structure, and scalarity
Dongsik Lim and Maria Zubizarreta (USC)
14:00-14:30 Unifying Korean -i/hi/li/ki constructions
Ji Young Shim (CUNY)
14:30-15:00 A classification of Korean light verbs
Miwha Jo (Barcelona)
15:00-15:15 BREAK
Session 10 Chair: Peter Sells
15:15-15:45 Some Lexical Parallels Between Korean and Nanai Languages
Andrei Ryzhkov (Ukraine)
15:45-16:15 Speech training situations modeling for development of dialogic speech habits
Irina Pavlovska (Vladivostock)
16:15-16:45 New Korean-French Dictionary: Difficulties Encountered in its Construction
Guillaume Jeanmaire (Korea)

A bit beyond me I’m afraid. I’m still struggling with my counting words.


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