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James Yoon

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Contact Information

University of Illinois
Dept. of Linguistics, MC-168
707 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Office: 4072B Foreign Languages Bldg.

Research Interests

Second Language Acquisition
Korean and Japanese linguistics


1989 PhD in Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1980 BA in English Language and Literature, Seoul National University

Courses Taught

LING 301: Elements of Syntax
LING 304: Elements of Morphology
LING 501: Syntax I
LING 541: Syntax II

Additional Campus Affiliations

Head, Linguistics
Professor, Linguistics
Professor, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies

Recent Publications

Kang, H-S., & Yoon, J. H. S. (2021). Heritage Languages in Japan and Korea. In S. Montrul, & M. Polinsky (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Heritage Languages and Linguistics (pp. 111-128). (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics). Cambridge University Press.

Yoon, J. H. S., & Kim, E. H. (2020). Experimental evidence supporting the overlapping distribution of core and exempt anaphors: Re-examination of long-distance bound caki-casin in Korean. Linguistics, 58(6), 1775-1806.

Kim, J. H., Lee, Y. H., & Yoon, J. H. S. (2019). Subjecthood and grammatical relations in Korean: An experimental study with honorific agreement and plural copying. 206-213. Paper presented at 31st Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2017, Cebu City, Philippines.

Montrul, S., & Yoon, J. (2019). Morphology and Language Attrition. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics Oxford University Press.

Yoon, J. H. S., & Kim, J. H. (2018). A-scrambling and subjecthood in Korean: An experimental approach. 814-822. Paper presented at 32nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2018, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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