Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)
609 Baldy Hall, Buffalo NY 14260-6420
sangheep at buffalo dot edu
syntax, semantics, constraint-based grammar, construction grammar, underspecified semantics, semantic typology, discourse coherence, Korean, ellipsis, coordination, relative clauses
My primary interests are in syntax and semantics. My research focuses on how sentence structure is related to sentence meaning, with specific interest in ellipsis, coordination and relativization. I am specializing in construction-based, non-derivational grammatical frameworks (e.g. Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar) and semantic models that employ underspecification techniques (Lexical Resource Semantics, Constraint Language for Lambda Structures). I also engage in typological studies and use data collected from controlled elicitation methods. On a broader scale, my work aims to meld rigorous data-driven research with surface-oriented grammar framework.
For my dissertation research, I investigate the way in which the various interpretations of Gapping sentences result from the interplay between the structure of discourse and the way underspecified meaning is resolved (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.
I am also currently conducting typological research on the grammar and discourse of causal chains with other collaborators in the project Causality Across Languages (NSF grant #1535846). I am exploring how speakers of different languages categorize causal chains and how such categorization is reflected in the grammar.
Papers and presentations
Park, S.-H. 2018. Underspecification and Scope: The case of Gapping. The 44th Annual Meeting of Berkeley Linguistics Society.
Bellingham, E., S.-H. Park, J. Bohnemeyer, A. Stepanova & K. Kawachi. 2017. Causality in discourse: cross-linguistic patterns. The 15th Meeting of the International Pragmatic Association (Belfast, Ireland).
Park, S.-H. 2016. Towards a QUD-Based Analysis of Gapping Constructions. Proceedings of the 30th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation. preprint
Park, S.-H. 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, Fall 2014)
LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis (TA) (Fall 2012, Spring 2015)
KOR 101 First Year Korean I. (Instructor) (Fall 2015)
KOR 201 Second Year Korean I. (Instructor) (Fall 2011, 2013)
KOR 202 Second Year Korean II. (Instructor) (Spring 2012, 2014)
KOR 301 Third Year Korean I. (Instructor) (Fall 2017)
KOR 302 Third Year Korean II. (Instructor) (Spring 2016, 2018)