Minju Kim

Minju Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

B.A., M.A., Yonsei University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Modern Languages and Literatures
Office Hours
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00am, Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am


(909) 607-2503

Roberts North 216

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Korean Linguistics

Selected Research and Publications

  • “Women’s Talk, Mothers’ Work: Korean Mothers’ Address Terms, Solidarity, and Power,” Discourse Studies, 17:5 (2015), 551-582.

  • “From Choice to Counter-Expectation: Semantic-Pragmatic Connections of the Korean Disjunctive, Concessive, and Scalar Focus Particle -na,Journal of Pragmatics, 80 (2015), 1-21.

  • Grammaticalization in Korean: the Evolution of the Existential Verb, Saffron Korean Linguistics Series 5, Saffron Books (London) in conjunction with the Centre of Korean Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2011).

  • “The Historical Development of Korean siph- "To Think" into Markers of Desire, Inference, and Similarity,” Journal of Pragmatics, 42:4 (2010), 1000-1016.

  • “The Intersection of the Perfective and Imperfective Domains: A Corpus-Based Study of the Grammaticalization of Korean Aspectual Markers,” Studies in Language, 33:1 (2009), 175-214.

  • “On the Semantic Derogation of Terms for Women in Korean, with Parallel Developments in Chinese and Japanese,” Korean Studies, University of Hawaii Press, 32 (2008), 148-176.