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James Hye Suk Yoon

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Contact Information

4072B Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics Bldg.
707 S. Mathews Ave. | MC-168
Urbana, IL 61801
Professor; Department Head

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

Highlighted Publications

Encyclopedia Entries

Montrul, Silvina and James Yoon. "Morphology and Language Attrition." Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Yoon, James Hye Suk. "Korean Syntax." Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Journal Articles

Kim, Eun Hee and James Yoon. "Experimental evidence supporting the overlapping distribution of core and exempt anaphors: Re-examination of long-distance bound caki-casin in Korean." Linguistics vol 58, no. 6, p. 1775-1806, 2020.(

Yoon, James Hye Suk. "Lexical integrity and suspended affixation in two types of denominal predicates in Korean." Glossa, vol. 2, no. 1, 2017.

Kim, Eunah, Silvina Montrul, and James Hye Suk Yoon. "The on-line processing of Binding Principles in L2 acquisition: evidence from eye-tracking." Applied Psycholinguistics, vol. 36, no. 6, 2015, p. 1317-1374.

Kim, Ji-Hye, Silvina Montrul, and James Yoon. "Dominant Language Influence in the Acquisition and Attrition of Binding: Interpretation of the Korean Reflexive 'caki'." Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, vol. 13, no. 1, 2010, p. 73-84.

Kim, Ji-Hye, Silvina Montrul, and James Yoon. "Binding Interpretations of anaphors by Korean Heritage Speakers." Language Acquisition, vol. 16, no. 1, 2009, p. 3-35.

Kim, Ji-Hye, and James Hye Suk Yoon. "Long-Distance Bound Local Anaphors in Korean: An Empirical Study of the Korean Anaphor 'caki-casin'." Lingua, vol. 119, 2009, p. 733-755.

Montrul, Silvina, and James Yoon. "Putting Parameters in their Proper Place." Second Language Research, vol. 25, no. 2, 2009, p. 287-307.

Kim, Ji-Hye, and James Yoon. "An Experimental Syntactic Study of the Binding of Multiple Anaphors in Korean." Journal of Cognitive Science, vol. 9, no. 1, 2008, p. 1-30.

Yoon, James. "Raising of Major Arguments in Korean and Japanese." Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, vol. 35, no. 3, 2007, p. 615-653.

Book Chapters

Yoon, James Hye Suk. "Suspended Affixation." The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Morphology, edited by Peter Ackema, Sabrina Bendjaballah, Eulalia Bonet, and Antonio Fabregas. 2023.

Yoon, James. "Overview of chapters on syntax." The Cambridge Handbook of Korean Linguistics, edited by John Whitman and Sungdai Cho, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 63-81, 2022.

Yoon, James. "Lexical nominalizations in Korean." The Cambridge Handbook of Korean Linguistics, edited by John Whitman and Sungdai Choi, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 429-457, 2022.

Kim, Ji-Hye, Yonghun Lee, and James Yoon. "Subjecthood and Grammatical Relations in Korean: An Experimental Study with Honorific Agreement and Plural Copying." Proceedings of the 31st Pacific-Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation, 2017.

Yoon, James. "Implications of Constraints on Null Constituents for Analyses of the Right Dislocation Construction." Japanese-Korean Linguistics, Vol 23, edited by Mike Kenstowicz, edited by Ted Levin, edited by Ryo Masuda. Stanford: CSLI Publications, 2015.

Yoon, James. "Double Nominative and Double Accusative Constructions." The Handbook of Korean Linguistics, edited by Lucien Brown, edited by Jae Hoon Yeon. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, p. 79-97.

Kim, Eunah, and Myeong Hyeon Kim. "An Experimental Investigation of On-line and Off-line Binding Properties of Korean Reflexives-the Evolving Grammar of Reflexives." Japanese-Korean Linguistics, Vol 22, edited by M. Giriko, edited by K. Kanzaki, edited by N. Nagaya, edited by A. Takemura. Stanford: CSLI Publications, 2014.

Yoon, James. "Roots vs. Words in Denominal Predicate Formation." Inquiries into Korean Linguistics IV, edited by James Yoon, edited by Yongsoon Kang, edited by Jae-Young Han, edited by Chung-Kon Shi. Seoul: Thaehaksa, 2011, p. 223-266.

Yoon, James. "The Distribution of Subject Properties in Multiple Subject Constructions." Japanese-Korean Linguistics, Vol 16, edited by Y. Takubo, compiled by T. Kinuhata, compiled by S. Grzelak, compiled by K. Nagai. Stanford: CSLI Publications, 2009, p. 64-83.

Yoon, James. "Non-morphological Determination of Nominal Affix Order in Korean." Clitic and Affix Combinations: Theoretical Perspectives, edited by Lorie Heggie, edited by Francisco Ordonez. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2005, p. 239-282.

Yoon, James. "Dual Lexical Categories and Inflectional Morphology." Morphology and the Web of Grammar: Essays in Memory of Steve G. Lapointe, edited by P. Sells, edited by O. Orgun. Stanford: CSLI Publications 2005, p. 139-168.

Yoon, James. "Non-Nominative (Major) Subjects in Korean." Non-Nominative Subjects, Vol 2 (Vol 61 of Typological Studies in Language), edited by P. Bhaskararao, compiled by K.V. Subbarao. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2004, p. 265-314.

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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