Jooyoung Kim


Assistant Teaching Professor

Research Areas: Linguistics, Syntax and Semantics


My primary research interests are in linguistics, which aims to understand the nature of human minds by investigating language and communication. I have conducted research on syntax-semantic interfaces of questions and adjunct clauses in East Asian and Austronesian languages based on fieldwork and data elicitation. My interests also include teaching English as a second language in the academic setting, academic writing, and teaching Korean.


  • PhD: University of Delaware, 2018
  • MA: Korea University, 2007
  • BA: Korea University, 2005

Professional Research Experience:

I have had several years of teaching experience at the University of Delaware. I worked at the University of Delaware English Language Institute as an English-as-a-Second-Language tutor and Khbrat program assistant before joining IIT Gandhinagar. Before that, I worked as a researcher at the Center for Electronic Text in Korea University.

Selected Publications:

  • Kim, P. Cole, G. Hermon and P. M. Sumartini, The Distribution of Adverbial and Nominal Wh-forms in Balinese, Papers from the Austronesian Formal Linguistics association (AFLA) 24: 31-41 (2019).
  • Kim, Embedding without a license?: typology of unselected embedded clauses, Ph.D. thesis, Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of Delaware (May 2018).
  • Tomioka and J. Kim, A new embedding strategy: Purposeful questions in Japanese and Korean, The proceedings of Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL) 12 (2017).
  • Kim and S. Tomioka, Two types of unselected embedded questions, in The proceedings of West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 31: 276–284 (2014).
  • Kim, Method for the interpretation of the generic sentences, KLing (Working Paper in Linguistics, Korea University) 3: 23–31 (2009).

Courses Taught:

  • HS 591-I – Special Topics in HSS: World Englishes