I am a linguist and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, working on morphosyntax in Indonesian languages, particularly colloquial Indonesian and Madurese. I currently hold a faculty lectureship in Critical Writing in the Disciplines at Penn. For Fall 2018, I am teaching two separate topics in linguistics, within the writing program (see Teaching page).
In my dissertation, Optional Elements in Indonesian Morphosyntax (defended in Aug 2018), I investigate the interaction of syntactic constraints with surface optionality, with a focus on functional elements that are variable for a single speaker. The dissertation was supervised by Julie Legate; David Embick and Florian Schwarz were committee members.
Broadly speaking, my research interests include syntax and its interfaces; syntactic variability; best practices in fieldwork, particularly in under-represented languages; writing about linguistics/language; and collaborative research models. For the most recent version of my CV, please contact me by email at: jeoungh (at) sas.upenn.edu.
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