James Hye Suk Yoon

( 혜석)


 Personal Information


·         B.A. in English Language and Literature (1980), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

·         Ph.D. in Linguistics (1989), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


      Academic Appointments:


·         Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

·         Visiting Assistant/Assistant/Associate Professor (1989-2009), Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

·         Faculty adjunct, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

·         Previous teaching appointments: University of Chicago (1988-89), Seoul National University (1996-98), LSA Summer Institutes (1997 Cornell; 1999 Illinois; 2001 Santa Barbara; 2003 Michigan State)


Other appointments:


·         International Editor, Language Research (어학연구), published by the Language Education Institute, Seoul National University (2006-2011)

·         President, International Circle of Korean Linguistics, 2008-2010


Research Interests


Syntactic Theory; Morphology-Syntax Interaction; Syntax/Semantics of Korean and Japanese; Second/Heritage Language Acquisition of Syntax/Morphology



DownloaDAble Papers



Other Links


      Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Korean Church of Champaign-Urbana

      Pictures of family and friends



Contact Information


      Mailing address:

Department of Linguistics

School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

4080A Foreign Languages Building, MC-168

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801

U. S. A.


Phone: 217-244-3055 (office); 333-3563 (department)

Fax: 217-244-8430

Office: 4072B, Foreign Languages Building

E-mail: jyoon@illinois.edu