Ilkyu Kim successfully defends dissertation
On September 27, Ilkyu Kim successfully defended his dissertation Korean ‑(n)un, salience, and information structure. The ultimate goal of the dissertation is to gain a deeper understanding of how information packaging is done in natural language. In doing so, Ilkyu investigates the meaning of ‑(n)un and how it is related to the categories of information structure related to it, namely topic and contrast. His committee members were Larry Horn (main advisor), Ashwini Deo (co-advisor), and Chung-hye Han (Simon Fraser University).