Dr. Jaeshil Kim

Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Jaeshil Kim
Dr. Jaeshil Kim

(434) 592-4728


Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California-Irvine
M.A., Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., English Language and Literature, Chungnam National University-Korea 

Research Interests

Syntax-Semantics interface of nominal structures
Syntax of numerals and classifiers
The relation between language change and language acquisition
First and Second language acquisition of articles and plural marking


Selected Publications:
Plural Marking in Classifier Languages. Saarbrüken: VDM Verlag, 2009.
"The Parameterization of Plural Markings in Classifier Languages." Emily Tummons and Stephanie Lux (eds.), Proceedings of the 2007 Mid-America Linguistics Conference, Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics Vol. 30., 2008

Selected Presentations:
""Kids Say the Darndest Things:" A Nativist Snapshot of Children's Language Acquisition." 2012 Virginia Humanities Conference, Roanoke College, Salem, VA, March 2012
"A Micro-Parametric Approach to Plural Marking in Classifier Languages." The 56th Annual Conference of the International Linguistics Association (ILA), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, April 2011
"Definiteness and Specificity in Classifier Languages." The 40th Michigan Linguistics Society (MLS) Annual Meeting, University of Michigan, Flint, MI, October 2010
"A Micro-typology of Plural Marking in Classifier Languages." Invited colloquium talk, Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, July 2010
"Plurality Splits Revisited: Plural Marking in Classifier Languages and Early African American English Varieties." The 55th Annual Conference of the International Linguistics Association (ILA), New Paltz, NY, April 2010
"Korean Plural Marking (In Comparison With Chinese and Japanese Plural Markers)", The 13th Harvard International Symposium on Korean Linguistics (The Harvard ISOKL), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, August 2009
"When Pragmatics Wins Over Syntax: Prosodic Underlining in a Berber Joke." With Clive McClelland. The 37th North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL), Albuquerque, NM, March 2009
"Plural markings in classifier languages." The 2008 UNC-CH Linguistics Colloquium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, April 2008
"The Parameterization of Plural Markings in Classifier Languages." 2007 Mid-American Linguistics Conference (MALC), University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, October 2007
"Little but Multi-functional Words: Classifiers" Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT). With Kean, Mary-Louise. Georgetown University, Washington, DC, March 2007

Institutional/Community/Christian Service

Faculty Advisor for Logos Linguistics Society, Liberty University
Faculty Advisor for Nations United Club, Liberty University
Senior Advisor of English Education at Bridge Builders Global