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Dr Christina Kim

Lecturer in Linguistics


Office: Cornwallis Central 105

Office Hours: Tuesdays 12.00-13.00


Dr Christina Kim joined ELL in October 2013. She received her PhD-degree in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics from the University of Rochester in 2012, where she investigated the interpretation and generation of focus alternatives in discourse using Visual World eye-tracking. As a postdoctoral researcher, she worked in the Linguistics Department at the University of Chicago, and extended her PhD research to the domain of context dependence in gradable adjectives.

Christina is interested in how language interpretation and use is situated in context. She approaches these questions from a processing perspective, drawing on methodologies from experimental psychology and cognitive science. Christina is Director of the newly established Linguistics Laboratory at ELL.

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Kim, C. and Runner, J. (2018). The Division of Labor in Explanations of Verb Phrase Ellipsis. Linguistics and Philosophy [Online] 41:41-85. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10988-017-9220-0.
Kim, C. et al. (2015). Context-driven Expectations about Focus Alternatives. Cognition [Online] 139:28-49. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2015.02.009.
Kim, C., Carbary, K. and Tanenhaus, M. (2013). Syntactic Priming without Lexical Overlap in Reading Comprehension. Language and Speech [Online] 57:181-195. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0023830913496052.
Kim, C. et al. (2011). The Acceptability Cline in VP Ellipsis. Syntax [Online] 14:318-354. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9612.2011.00160.x.
Book section
Kim, C. (2015). Presupposition Satisfaction, Locality and Discourse Constituency. in: Schwarz, F. ed. Experimental Perspectives on Presuppositions. Springer. Available at: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319079790.
Kim, C. and Runner, J. (2011). Discourse parallelism and VP ellipsis. in: Harris, J. A. and Grant, M. eds. UMass Occasional Papers in Linguistics: Processing Structure. Amherst, MA: GLSA Publications. Available at: https://www.createspace.com/3695226.
Conference or workshop item
Kim, C. and Chamorro, G. (2018). Awareness of Linguistic Competence Influences Structural Priming. in: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing.. Available at: https://amor.cms.hu-berlin.de/~knoeferp/AMLaP2018/Program_files/AMLaP2018_proceedings.pdf.
Kim, C. and Runner, J. (2009). Strict Identity, Coherence, and Parallelism in VP Ellipsis. in: Semantics and Linguistic Theory. pp. 275-287.
Kim, C. et al. (2009). Inferential Cues for Determining Focus Alternatives: a Visual World Eye-tracking Study. in: Klinedinst, N. and Rothschild, D. eds. European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information Workshop: New Directions in the Theory of Presupposition.
Kim, C. et al. (2008). Information Integration and Domain Restriction: Interpreting 'Only' in Context. in: Abner, N. and Bishop, J. eds. West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
Kim, C. et al. (2008). Focus Alternatives and Contextual Domain Restriction: A Visual World Eye-tracking Study on the Interpretation of `Only'. in: Riester, A. and Solstad, T. eds. Sinn und Bedeutung.
Kim, C. (2007). Processing Presupposition: Verifying Sentences with 'Only'. in: Tauberer, J., Eliam, A. and MacKenzie, L. eds. Penn Linguistics Colloquium.
Kim, C. (2006). Structural and Thematic Information in Sentence Production. in: Elfner, E. and Walkow, M. eds. North East Linguistics Society. GLSA, University of Massachusetts.
Kim, C. (2019). Focus. in: Cummins, C. and Katsos, N. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics. Oxford University Press, pp. 418-435. Available at: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-experimental-semantics-and-pragmatics-9780198791768?cc=gb&lang=en&#.
Kim, C. and Scott, J. (2018). Modelling the experience of reading fiction. in: 2018 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain.. Available at: http://www.lagb.org.uk/programme2018.
Kim, C. and Scott, J. (2018). Building fictional worlds: Towards a cognitive model of the reading experience. in: Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities.
Kim, C. and Salhi, L. (2017). Contrast across discourse. in: 2017 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain.. Available at: http://www.lagb.org.uk/workshop.
Kim, C. and Salhi, L. (2017). Visual contrast, discourse contrast and conceptual convention. in: Experimental Pragmatics Conference.. Available at: http://www.xprag.de/?page_id=4172.
Kim, C. and Reksnes, V. (2017). Expectations about imprecise language use are speaker-dependent. in: Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting.. Available at: https://www.linguisticsociety.org/event/lsa-2018-annual-meeting.
Kim, C. and Reksnes, V. (2017). Speaker-specific expectations about precision. in: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing.. Available at: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/amlap2017/.
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Christina Kim teaches modules on semantics, pragmatics, and quantitative research methods in linguistics.

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English Language & Linguistics, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 03/01/2019