Sang-Hee Park

Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)

Department of Linguistics

University at Buffalo, State University of New York


609 Baldy Hall, Buffalo NY 14260-1030

sangheep at buffalo dot edu


I am interested in the syntax-semantics interface and discourse pragmatics. Specific topics I have worked on and currently work on include sentential fragments (gapping, right node raising) and relative clauses (internally-headed relatives, nonrestrictive relatives). I have worked mostly with English and Korean.

For my dissertation entitled "Gapping and Discourse Coherence", I investigate the way in which the interpretation of Gapping sentences depends on the structure of discourse (Supported by College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, Dissertation Completion Grant). My dissertation co-chairs are Dr. Rui Chaves and Dr. Jean-Pierre Koenig.

My other research interests include semantic typology and experimental semantics. As a member of the project Causality Across Languages (NSF grant #1535846), I explore how speakers of different languages categorize causal chains across languages. I am also investigating how causal chains are expressed in Korean narratives.

I am an active member of the Syntax-Semantics Research Group (which I co-organize with Dr. Koenig and Dr. Chaves) and the Semantic Typology Lab (lead by Dr. Bohnemeyer).

Recent publications

Sang-Hee Park. In-press. Towards a QUD-Based Analysis of Gapping Constructions. Proceedings of the 30th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation. preprint

Sang-Hee Park. 2015. Discourse Coherence and Relativization in Korean. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of Berkeley Linguistics Society. preprint



LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis (Instructor) (Spring 2013, 2015)

LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis (TA) (Fall 2012, 2014)


KOR 101 Introductory Korean (Instructor) (Fall 2015)

KOR 201 Intermediate Korean (Instructor) (Fall 2011, 2013)

KOR 202 Intermediate Korean (Instructor) (Spring 2012, 2014)

KOR 302 Advanced Korean (Instructor) (Spring 2016)