Publications - Papers


  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Peter Sells. 2015. English binominal NPs: A construction-based perspective. Journal of Linguistics 51(1): 41-73.


  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2014. English copy raising constructions: Argument realization and characterization condition. Linguistics 52(1): 167-203.

  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2014. Vacuous It-Extraposition: A Lexicalist, Construction-based Approach. Language Research 50(2): 333-356.


  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2013. Floated numeral classifiers in Korean: A non-derivational, functional account. Lingua 133, 189-212.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2013. Aspectual Properties of the Korean Imperfective Constructions. Language and Linguistics 14(6): 1035-1074.

  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2013. The Korean sluicing: As a Family of Construction. Studies in Generative Grammar 23(1): 103-130.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2013. On the Existence of Small Clauses in English. English Language and Linguistics 19(1): 67-88.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Peter Sells. 2013. Interactions between (pseudo-) cleft and copular constructions in Korean. Linguistic Research 30(1): 93-139.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2013. On the Structure of the Existential Construction: A Hybrid Analysis. Studies in Modern Grammar 72,17-39.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Nam-Geun Lee. 2013. The TRANSITIVE INTO –ING Construction in English: A Usage-based Approach. Korean Journal of English Language and Linguistics 13(2): 395-418.


  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2012. On the Syntax of the It-Cleft Construction: A Construction-based Perspective. Linguistic Research 29(1): 45-68.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2012. Non-Isomorphic Mapping between Form and Function in English: A Constraint-based Perspective. Studies in Modern Grammar 68, 91-112.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Lim, Joo-Young. 2012. English Cognate Object Construction: A Usage-based, Construction Grammar Approach English Cognate Object Construction: A Usage-based, Construction Grammar Approach. English Language and Linguistics 18(3): 31-55.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2012. 영어 복사-상승(copy-raising) 구문에서의 논항실현과 해석 제약(Argument Realizations and Interpretative Constraints in the Copy-Raising Construction). The Journal of Linguistic Science 63, 67-88.


  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Peter Sells. 2011. The Big Mess Construction: interactions between the lexicon and constructions. English Language and Linguistics 15(2): 335-362.
  • Antilla, Arto and Jong-Bok Kim. 2011. On structural case in Finnish and Korean. Lingua 121(1): 625-652.

  • Kim, Jong-Bok, Jaehyung Yang, Sanghoun Song, and Francis Bond. Deep Processing of Korean and the Development of the Korean Resource Grammar. Linguistic Research (Center for the Study of Language, Kyung Hee Univ.) 28(3): 635-672.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and OkGi Kim. 2011. English How Come Construction: A Double Life. Studies in Generative Grammar 21(4): 587-607.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and SeungHan Lee. 2011. English No Matter Construction: A Construction-based Perspective. English Language and Literature 57(6): 959-976.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and JooYoung Lim. 2011. Measure Noun Phrases in English: Usages in a Corpus and Textbooks. Studies in Modern Grammar 66, 47-69.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and JaeHyeong Yang. 2011. Symmetric and Asymmetric Properties in Korean Verbal Coordination: A Computational Implementation. Language and Information 15(2): 1-21.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2011. English Transparent Free Relatives: Interactions between the Lexicon and Constructions. English Language and Linguistics 17(2): 153-181.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2011. English Comparative Correlative Construction: Interactions between Lexicon and Constructions. Korean Journal of Linguistics 36(2): 307-336.


  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Peter Sells. 2010. On the role of the eventuality in case assignment on adjuncts. Language and linguistics 11(3): 625-652.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok, and Peter Sells. 2010. Oblique case marking on core arguments in Korean. Studies in Language 34(3): 602-635.

  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2010. Two Types of So-inversion: so similar but quite different. Korean Journal of Linguistics 35(3): 591-611.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2010. Argument Composition in Korean Serial Verb Constructions. Studies in Modern Grammar 61, 1-24.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Peter Sells. 2010. The English Binominal NP as a Nominal Juxtapostion. Journal of English Linguistics 16(2): 135-162.


  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2009. Three Types of English Prepositional Passive Construction: A Lexicalist Perspective. Ene 34(1): 1-24.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2009. Some Issues on Enlgish Wh-movement constructions. 생성문법연구 19(1): 59-82.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Kim, Kyeongmin. 2009. A Functor Treatment of such: A Corpus-based Approach. Korean Journal of Linguistics 33(4): 853-870.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Chan Chung. 2009. Inverted English Concessive Constructions: A Construction-Based Approach. Studies in Modern Grammar 58, 39-58.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Seung-Han Lee. 2009. Attracting Negative Inversion: Syntactic or Constructional Force? 영어학연구 28, 183-202.


  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Peter Sells. 2008. Korean Honoriffication: A kind of expressive meaning. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 16, 303-336.

  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2008. Grammatical Interfaces in English Object Extraposition. 언어연구.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Peter Sells. 2008. English Syntax: An Introduction. Stanford, CSLI Publications.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2008. Two types of cleft constructions in Korean: A Constraint-Based Approach. 한국언어정보학회 12(1): 85--103.


  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Peter Sells. 2007. Some Remarks on Information Structure and "kes". Studies in Generative Grammar. Studies in Generative Grammar Vol. 17, Num 4, Winter 2007. pp479-494.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2007. Syntax and Semantics of English it-cleft constructions: A Constraint-based Analysis. Studies in Modern Grammar.


  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Jaehyung Yang. 2006. Deep Processing of Floating Quantifiers. Computer Processing of Oriental Languages. LNAI 4285: 387--394. Springer.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Peter Sells. 2006. Case Assignment in the Clause on Adjuncts. Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics XI. 506--518.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2006. Minimal Recursion Semantics: An Application into Korean. 대한언어학회. 14.2: 59--85.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok and Jaehyung Yang. 2006. Developing a Korean Resource Grammar and Implementing it into the Linguistic Knowledge Building System. 언어과학회, 37. 23--67.
  • Jun Sun-Ah, Hee-sun Kim, Hyuck-Joon Lee, and Jong-Bok Kim. 2006. An Experimental Study on the Effect of Argument Structure on VP Focus. Koran Linguistics 13, 89-113.


  • 김종복, 박정운, 이예식. 역. 언어의 본질 (Foundations of Language by Ray Jackendoff). 박이정.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2005. 한국어 피동구문의 제약기반 이론적 접근. 한국어학 26, 67-92.
  • Jong-Bok Kim, Jaehyung Yang, "Processing Korean Case Phenomena in a Typed-Feature Structure Grammar", LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science), Vol.3406, pp.60-72, (Paper presented at CICLING-2005, Mexico City, Mexico), Springer, Feb 2005.


  • Jong-Bok Kim, Jaehyung Yang, Incheol Choi, "Feature Unification and Constraint Satisfaction in Parsing Korean Case Phenomena", Springer's LNAI (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), Vol.3339, pp.1160-66, (Paper presented at AI 2004: Advances in Artificial Intelligence), Dec 2004. ISSN: 0302-9743, ISBN 3-540-24059-4
  • Chung, Chan and Jong-Bok Kim. 2004. Light and Heavy Locative Inversion in English. 영어영문학회. 49권 5호 1047-1068 (Coauthored with Chung Chan)
  • Kim, Jong-Bok. 2004. Hybrid Agreement in English. Linguistics 42.6: 1105-1128.
  • Kim, Jong-Bok, Jaehyung Yang. 2004. "Projections from Morphology to Syntax in the Korean Resource Grammar: Implementing Typed Feature Structures", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.2945, pp.13-24, Springer-Verlag, 2004.2.
  • Chung, Chan and Jong-Bok Kim. 2004. English word order asymmetries in left-peripheral construtions. 언어 28.4: 715-739


  • Chung Chan and Jong-Bok Kim. 2002. Lexical and constructional constraints in English locative inversion. CLS 38, 145--158. The Chicago Linguistic Society
  • English Auxiliary Constructions and Related Phenomena: From a Constraint-based Perspective. Language Research, 38.4 1037-1076
  • Echoed Verb constructions: A Complex-Predicate Formation. In 2002 International Conference on Korean Linguistics: Korean Linguistics Today and Tomorrow: 568--574
  • Korean Copula Constructions: A Construction and Linearization Perspective. [언어] 27.2.171-193. (With Chung Chan)
  • Negation Without Movement. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Volume 20, Number 2, 339-412. (downloadable from (With Ivan A. Sag).
  • On the Types of English-ing Form Complements. The New Studies of English Language and Literature 22. 235--25.7 (With Chung Chan and Byung-Soo Park)
  • Mismatches in Korean Copula Constructions and Linearization Effects. Language, Information, and Computation: PACLIC 16, 36-49. (With Chung Chan)
  • Realizations of Information Structure and Its Projection in Korean. Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics IX. 463-473 Department of Linguistics. Harvard University [With Minhaeng Lee]
  • Internally Headed Relative Clause Constructions. Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics IX. 474-484. Department of Linguistics. Harvard University. [With Kyungsup Lim]
  • Mixed Categories and Multiple Inheritance Hierarchy in Korean Verbal Gerundive Phrases. Vida Samiian ed. (Proceedings of the) Western Conference on Linguistics 12, 277-291. Department of Linguistics, California State University, Fresno.


  • The Structure of LFN and Argument Compositon. 어학연구. 서울대 어학 연구소. (Coauthored with Byung-Soo Park)
  • Properties of the Auxiiary Do and Its Syntactic Structure: A Constraint-Based Approach. 언어 25.5,. 565-588.
  • Grammatical Interfaces in Korean Relatives. In Ronnie CAnn, Claire Grover and Philip Miller (eds.), Grammatical Interfaces in HPSG, 153-170. Stanford: CSLI Publications. (Coauthored with Byung-Soo Park)
  • The Role of Focus and Argument Composition in the Formation of Multiple Nominative Constructions. The 2000 International Workshop on Generative Grammar, 107-118. The Korean Generative Grammar Circle.
  • 부정어와 도치 현상에서의 제약과 구문의 상호 작용. 어학연구 36.3: 515-543. 서울대어학연구소.
  • 구문문법과 제약기반 이론의 만남: 부정어 구문. 이기동 편. 인지언어학, 383--413. 한국문화사
  • 구문 문법과 제약기반 이론의 만남: 조동사 및 관련 현상을 중심으로. 담화인지언어학회 제 6회 학술대회 자료집 68-85. 담화인지 언어학회
  • An Optimal Approach to Korean Nominalization. In Susumo Kuno et al. (eds), Harvard Studies in Linguistics VIII, 211-222. Dept. of Linguistics, Harvard University. (Coauthored with Sang-Cheol Ahn)
  • On the Prefixhood and Scope of Korean Short Form Negation. In Susumo Kuno et al. (eds), Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics VIII, 403-418. Dept. of Linguistics, Harvard University.
  • A Constraint-Based Approach to Some Multiple Nominative Constructions in Korean. In Akira Ikeya and Masahito Kawamori (eds.), Proceedings of the 14th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation, 165-176. Toyko: Logico-Linguistic Society of Japan, The Institute of Langauge Teaching, and Waseda University Media Network Center.
  • The Grammar of Negation: A Constraint-Based Approach. Stanford. CSLI Publications.


  • A Head-driven and Constraint-Based Analysis of Korean Relative Clause Constructions:With a Reference to English. 어학연구 34.4: 1--41
  • Constraints on the Formation of Korean and English Resultatives. 1998년 10월 18-21일. Univ. of Delaware.[논문 초록 모음집]
  • Properties of Do and A Lexicalist Approach. 언어연구16: 25--38. 경희대학교 경희언어연구소
  • On the Mixed Properties of Pseudo Relative Clauses. In B.S. Park and J. Yoon (eds), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Korean Linguistics, 83-93. ICKL
  • Interface between Morphology and Syntax: A Constraint-Based and Lexicalist Approach. 2: 177-233. (Developed from the manuscript `A Constraint-Based, Lexicalist Appraoch to Korean Verb Inflections.)
  • VP Ellipsis and Negation in a Constraint-Based Grammar. 언어 23.3: 241--257
  • 자연언어와 제약기반 문법이론의 발달. 서원대학교. 인문과학연구 제 7호, 49-274
  • 문장분석 및 생성을 위한 언어정보 구축에 관한 연구. 한국전자통신연구소 부설 시스템 공학연구소 위탁 연구과제 공동 연구 (노용균, 채희락, 김정렬)


  • The Parametric Variation of French and English Negation. Jong-Bok Kim and Ivan Sag. 1995. In Jose Camacho, Lina Choueiri, and Maki Watanabe (eds), Proceedings of the Fourteenth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics(WCCFL), 303-317. Stanford: SLA CSLI Publications.
  • English Negation from a Non-Derivational Perspective. In Jocelyn Ahlers, Leela Bilmes, Joshua S. Guenter, Barbara A. Kaiser, and Ju Namkyung (eds.), Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS). 186-197.Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistic Society.
  • On the Existence of NegP in Korean. In the Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics VI, 267-282. Cambridge, MA: Dept. of Linguistics, Harvard University. Structure and Scope of Korean Psych Constructions.


  • Syntax and Semantics of Korean Resultatives. 1993. In Susumu Kuno et al. (eds) Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics V, 471--482. Cambridge, MA: Dept of Linguistics, Harvard University.