I am a linguist and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, with a specialization in the morphosyntax and variation in Indonesian languages. My current research is focused on colloquial Indonesian and Madurese. Broadly speaking, my interests include syntax and its interfaces; syntactic variability and its theoretical implications; sociolinguistics and variation; collaborative fieldwork, particularly in under-represented languages; and writing about linguistics/language.
In recent papers and presentations, I have written about previously unreported patterns of wh-agreement; alternations in complementizers; and P-drop (or silent prepositions). My dissertation, Optional Elements in Indonesian Morphosyntax, investigates the interaction of syntactic constraints with surface optionality, with a focus on functional elements that are variable for a single speaker.
Currently I hold a faculty position in Critical Writing in the Disciplines. These writing seminars are organized around topics in linguistics (see Teaching page for current and upcoming classes). For the most recent version of my CV, please contact me by email at: jeoungh (at) sas.upenn.edu.