EunHee Lee



Address: 623 Baldy Hall

Department of Linguistics

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Buffalo, New York 14260-1030

Telephone: 716-645-0125

Fax: 716-645-3825



Reserch Interests


         Semantics of natural languages

         Semantics and its interface with other areas of linguistics (syntax, pragmatics, prosodic phonology, discourse processing)

         Structure of Korean

         Language acquisition






Expected January 2011 Korean Tense and Aspect in Narrative Discourse.

Saffron Books, London: Eastern Art Publishing.


Downloadable Referred Journal Articles


2003 Differences between two alleged perfects in Korean.

Journal of East Asian Linguistics 12, 1-17.


2006 Stative progressives in Korean and English.

Journal of Pragmatics 38, 695-717.


2007 Dynamic and stative information in temporal reasoning: Interpretation of

Korean past markers in narrative discourse.

Journal of East Asian Linguistics 16, 1-25.


2007 On cross-linguistic variations in imperfective aspect: the case of L2 Korean.

Language Learning 57, 651-685, with Hae-Young Kim as a second author.


2008 Aspectual and focus adverbs in English and Korean.

Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 26, 339-358.


2008 Argument structure and event structure: the case of Korean imperfective


Journal of East Asian Linguistics 17, 117-139.


2009 Two nows in Korean.

Journal of Semantics 26, 1-22, with Jeongmi Choi as a second author.


2010 Pluperfects in Korean and English discourse.

Journal of Pragmatics 42, 766-780.


Invited book review


2010 Review of James Higginbotham, Tense, Aspect and Indexicality, Oxford

University Press, for Journal of Linguistics 46, 749-754.


For other publications (referred book chapters and conference presentations and proceedings), see my



Teaching at UB


LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis

LIN 443/543 Semantics II: Formal Semantics

LIN 623 Seminar on tense in discourse

KOR 411/511 Introduction to Korean Linguistics

KOR 211 Korean Language and Culture

KOR 301, 302 Advanced Korean

KOR 451 Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language