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

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 or Jaehoon Yeon 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

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

August 8 Friday

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

August 9 Saturday

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