Dr Kook-Hee Gil

School of English

Reader in Applied Linguistics, Graduate Director of English Language and Linguistics

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k.gil@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0214

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Dr Kook-Hee Gil
School of English
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield
S3 7RA
Profile

My main research areas include syntax, semantics and second language acquisition.

After obtaining my BA in English Literature and Linguistics at Chungnam National University (Korea) in 1993, I came to the UK and completed all my postgraduate degrees at the University of Edinburgh: MSc in Applied Linguistics and in Speech and Language Processing in 1994 and 1995 respectively, followed by a PhD in 2000, with a thesis entitled "A formal account to Long-Distance Anaphora: the case of Korean" supervised by Ronnie Cann.

In 2001-2004, I worked as a research fellow for a AHRC funded project "Strategies of Quantification" at the University of York, before coming to Sheffield as a lecturer in Applied Linguistics in 2004.

Research interests

My research areas are in Syntax, Semantics and Second Language Acquisition. 

My most recent research concern L2 acquisition of (wh)-quantifiers (L2 Korean and L1 English/Japanese/Chinese), L2 acquisition of bare plurals and count/mass distinction, and classroom implications by Generative SLA research.  The latter kind of research has led to a number of special workshops at conferences such as AAAL (2011), GASLA (2013) and LAGB (2016).

In the past, I worked on syntactic and semantic phenomena including binding, scrambling, topic/focus. (floating) quantifiers, classifiers and wh-indeterminates, also in Second Language Acquisition regarding those linguistic phenomena.

Publications

Edited books

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Gil K-H, Marsden H & Tsoulas G (2018) Poverty of Stimulus and Language Acquisition: from Ancient Philosophy to Neuroscience In Wright C, Piske T & Young-Scholten M (Ed.), Mind Matters (pp. 52-71). Multilingual Matters View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gil K-H, Whong M & Marsden H (2013) Introduction: Generative second language acquisition and language pedagogy In Whong M, Gil K-H & Marsden H (Ed.), Universal Grammar and the Second Language Classroom (pp. 1-13). Netherlands: Springer. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gil K-H, Marsden H & Whong M (2013) Quantifiers: Form and Meaning in Second Language Development, Educational Linguistics (pp. 139-159). Springer Netherlands RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gil K-H, Marsden H & Whong M (2013) L2 Acquisition of Quantifiers In Whong M, Gil K-H & Marsden H (Ed.), Universal grammar and second language acquisition (pp. 139-160-139-160). Springer Netherlands RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gil K-H (2012) Scrambling Chains and Long-distance Anaphors In Frellisvig B, Kiaer J & Wrona J (Ed.), Studies in Japanese and Korean Linguistics Lincom Europa RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gil K-H, Marsden H & Whong M (2011) L2 acquisition of any: negative evidence, negative implicatures and negative L1 transfer In Granena G, Koeth J, Lee-Ellis S, Lukyanchenko A, Botana GP & Rhoades E (Ed.), Selected Proceedings of the 2010 Second Language Research Forum: Reconsidering SLA Research, Dimensions, and Directions (pp. 29-39). Somerville MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gil K-H & Tsoulas G (2009) Quantification, The Nominal Mapping Parameter, and DP Structure in Korean and Japanese In Ginnakidou & Rathert (Ed.), Quantification, Definiteness, and Nominalization OUP: USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gill K-H & Tsoulas G (2008) Quantification, the Nominal Mapping Parameter, and DP Structure in Korean and Japanese In Giannakidou & Rathert (Ed.), Quanfication, Definiteness, and Nominalization OUP: Oxford RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gill K-H & Tsoulas G (2004) Peripheral Effects without Peripheral Syntax: The left periphery in Korean In David Adger CDC & Tsoulas G (Ed.), Syntactic Edges and Their Effects Kluwer Academic Publishers: Amsterdam RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gil K-H, Harlow S & Tsoulas G (2004) Connectives, Indeterminates, and Quantificational Variability In Bonami O & Hofherr PC (Ed.), Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics 5 CNRS, Paris-7 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kook-Hee Gill SH & Tsoulas G (2003) Quantificational Variability and Crosslingusitic Semantics In Yoon H (Ed.), Generative Grammar in a Broader Perspective Hankook PUblishing Company: Seoul RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kook-Hee Gill SH & Tsoulas G (2003) Conjunction, Disjunction and Quantificational Forces, Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics X Dept. of Linguistics, Harvard University RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gil K, Marsden H & Tsoulas G () Mind Matters In Wright C, Piske & Young-Scholten (Ed.), Mind Matters Multi Lingual Matters RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gil K-H & Tsoulas G () Features, concord and quantification In Gil K, Harlow S & Tsoulas G (Ed.), Strategies of Quantification Oxford: Oxford University Press RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Gil K-H & Park S (2016) POS and the Role of Input: The case of Generics in L2 English. Proceedings of the 13h Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA2015) (pp 203-210). Somerville, MA, 4 March 2015 - 6 March 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gil K-H & Marsden H (2010) L2 acquisition of polarity items: the case of Korean-English interlanguage. Selected papers from the second European Conference on Korean Linguistics (pp 60-74) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gil K-H & Marsden H (2010) Semantics before Syntax: L2 knowledge of anyone by Korean speaking learners. Proceedings of the Mind-Context Divide Workshop (pp 40-51-40-51) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kook-Hee Gill SH & Tsoulas G (2004) Quantificational Variability and Crosslinguistic Semantics. Proceedings of the Seoul GLOW RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gill K-H, Harlow S & Tsoulas G (2004) Connectives, Indeterminates, and Quantificational Variability. Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics 5 (pp 75-88-75-88) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gil K-H, Harlow S & Tsoulas G (2003) Disjunction, Quantification and Free Choice. WeCoL 14 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gil K-H, Harlow S & Tsoulas G (2003) Conjunction, Disjunction and Quantificational Forces. Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics X RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kook-Hee Gill SH & Tsoulas G (2002) The Paradox of wh-na. Explorations in Korean Languages and Linguistics (pp 73-90-73-90) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gill K-H & Tsoulas G (2002) Remarks of Topic and Focus and the Syntax-Phonology Interface in Korean. Explorations in Korean Language and Linguistics (pp 91-106-91-106) RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2002) On the Form and Meaning of Certain Korean Quantifiers RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gill K-H (2001) Floating Quantifiers in Korean. Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics IX (pp 328-337-328-337) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gill K-H (1999) Rethinking Topicalisation and Caki-Binding. Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics VIII (pp 328-337-328-337) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gill K-H (1999) Long-distance Anaphora Conspiracy: The case of Korean. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Penn Linguistics Colloqium RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kook-Hee Gill AS & Tsoulas G (1998) Word Order in Korean, Antisymmetry and Mirro Theory. The 11th International Conference on Korean Linguistics RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gill K-H (1998) Topic and Binding. Proceedings of Edinburgh Postgraduate Conference of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gill K-H (1997) Long-Distance Anaphora in Korean: An HPSG account. Proceedings of Edinburgh Postgraduate Conference of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

I welcome PhD applications whose topics lie in L2 acquisition of syntax and semantics as well as in syntactic and semantic phenomenon aforementioned in my research profile. I have supervised on topics including L2 acquisition of article semantics and generics, mass-count distinction and plurality, prosody transfer hypothesis and null arguments.

Teaching activities

In the undergraduate programme, I teach Linguistic Theory, Semantics and Second Language Acquisition.  For the postgraduate programme, I contribute to MA in Applied Linguistics and teach 'Introduction to Language and Linguistics', 'Introduction to Second Language Acquisition', 'Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition' and 'Research Methods'.