Nayoung Kwon (권나영)


AFFILIATION                                                                            contact info.
Assistant Professor                                                                   nayoung.kw AT gmail dot com
Department of English Language & Literature                         
Konkuk University, Neungdong-ro 120, Gwangjin-gu
Seoul, Korea, 143-701                         


Nayoung Kwon earned her Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at University of California, San Diego in 2008 (dissertation in pdf). Before she joined Konkuk University in 2012, she spent one year at Harvard University as a postdoctoral researcher and at Wellesley College as a visiting lecturer, and three years as an assistant professor
at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Nayoung's areas of expertise include neuro-/psycholinguistics and syntax. She is interested in human language processing, focusing on the questions of how language system interacts with other cognitive functions and how parametric variation in language structure maps into processing. In addition to the theoretical tools adopted in comparative syntactic research, the methods she employs to investigate the cross-linguistic parsing strategies include ERPs, eye-tracking, and self-paced reading.


*I am looking for students to work with; thus far, I have supervised works on various aspects of experimental linguistics, including (but not limited to) sentence (syntactic) processing, language acquisition, language and culture and emotion. Please feel free to contact me if this fits your research interests.


PAPERS

Nayoung Kwon & Patrick Sturt. 2014. The use of control information in dependency formation:
                An eye-tracking study. Journal of Memory and Language.

Nayoung Kwon, Robert Kluender, Marta Kutas & Maria Polinsky. 2013. Subject/Object processing
                asymmetries in Korean relative clauses: Evidence from ERP data.Language, Linguistic
                Society of America.

Nayoung Kwon & Patrick Sturt. 2013. Null pronominal (pro) resolution in Korean, a discourse-oriented
                language. Language and Cognitive Processes.

이윤형 & 권나영. 2012. 명사구의 특성이 한국어 문장 이해에 미치는 영향: 안구 운동의 추적 연구.
                한국 심리 학회지: 인지 및 생물.

Nayoung Kwon, Yoonhyoung Lee, Peter C. Gordon, Robert Kluender & Maria Polinsky. 2010.
                Cognitive and linguistic factors affecting subject/object asymmetry: An eye-tracking study
                of pre-nominal relative clauses in Korean. Language, 86.3. Linguistic Society of America.

Nayoung Kwon, Monahan Philip & Maria Polinsky. 2010. Object control in Korean: A backward
                control impostor. In Norbert Hornstein & Maria Polinsky (eds), Movement Theory of  
                Control. John Benjamins
.

Nayoung Kwon. 2008. A Parsing paradox in head final languages: Head-driven vs. Incremental
                parsing. In Emily Efner & Martin Walkow (eds), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of
                the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 37)
. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts
                Graduate Linguistics Student Association (GLSA).

Nayoung Kwon & Maria Polinsky. 2008. What does coordination look like in a head-final language?
                In Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Barbara (ed), Asymmetric Events, Converging Evidence in
                Language and Communication Research 11
. John Benjamins.

Maria Polinsky, Philip Monahan & Nayoung Kwon. 2007. Object control in Korean: How many
                constructions? Language Research, 43.1. Seoul, Korea.

Nayoung Kwon, Maria Polinsky & Robert Kluender. 2006. Subject preference in Korean. In Donald
                Baumer, David Montero & Michael Scanlon (eds), Proceedings of the 25th West Coast
                Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 25)
, pp 1-14. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla     
                Press.

Nayoung Kwon. 2006. A semantic and syntactic analysis of Vietnamese causatives. In Asier
                Alcazar, Roberto Mayoral Hernández & Michal Temkin Martínez (eds), Proceedings of
                Western Conference in Linguistics 2004 (WECOL 2004)
.Fresno, CA: California State
                University.

Nayoung Kwon & Maria Polinsky. 2006. Object control in Korean: structure and processing. In
                Naomi McGloin & Junki Mori (eds), Japanese/Korean Linguistics 15. Chicago, IL: Center
                for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI).

Nayoung Kwon. 2004. Syntactic and semantic mismatches in the Korean ko-construction. In Vineeta
                Chand, Ann Kelleher, Angelo J. Rodríguez & Benjamin Schmeiser (eds), Proceedings of
                the 23rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 23)
. Somerville, MA:
                Cascadilla Press.


SUBMITTED/IN PREPARATION

Nayoung Kwon & Patrick Sturt. Submitted. The use of nominal control in dependency formation:
                Evidence from eye-movements.

Nayoung Kwon & Patrick Sturt. In preparation. Early bilinguals’ limited structural ambiguity
                resolution based on lexical information: evidence from an eye-tracking experiments.

Nayoung Kwon, Robert Kluender, Maria Polinsky & Marta Kutas. In preparation. Processing of
                syntactic and referential dependency in Korean relative and adjunct clauses: Evidence
                from ERP data.

Nayoung Kwon & Maria Polinsky. In preparation. Anaphoric inventories and bound variable
                interpretation: Evidence from Korean.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (Selected)

Nayoung Kwon, Ian Cunnings & Monica Lesmana. 2013. Time course of reference resolution by early
                and late bilinguals.19th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language
                Processing (AMLaP 2013). Aix-Marseille University, France.

Nayoung Kwon. 2013. Invited talk. Effects of structural variation on dependency formation.
                MAPLL, 2013. Kwansei Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan.

Nayoung Kwon & Patrick Sturt. 2013. The interplay of discourse and structural constraints on referential
                processing: an ERP study. 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.
                Columbia, South Carolina.

Nayoung Kwon, Pan Liu, & Patrick Sturt. 2013. Predicting upcoming words but not semantic
                features:evidence from ERPs. 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence
                Processing. Columbia, South Carolina.

Patrick Sturt & Nayoung Kwon. 2013. The processing of raising and nominal control. 26th Annual CUNY
                Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Columbia, South Carolina.

Nayoung Kwon & Patrick Sturt. 2012. Early bilinguals' on-line use of lexical and grammatical
                information in sentence processing. 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human
                Sentence Processing. CUNY, NY.

Nayoung Kwon & Patrick Sturt. 2011. Pro resolution in a discourse-oriented language: a self-paced
                reading time study in Korean. 17th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive   
                Psychology, Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain.

Nayoung Kwon & Patrick Sturt. 2011. Structural ambiguity resolution in nominal control construction:
                Eye-tracking studies with mono- and bilinguals. 17th Meeting of the European Society for
                Cognitive Psychology, Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain.

Nayoung Kwon & Patrick Sturt. 2011. When lexical information could disambiguate structural
                ambiguity: Reading time study with early bilinguals. 8th International Symposium on
                Bilingualism, Oslo, Norway.

Nayoung Kwon & Maria Polinsky. 2011. Anaphoric inventories and bound variable interpretation:
                Evidence from Korean. 24th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.
                Stanford University, CA.

Nayoung Kwon & Patrick Sturt. 2011. Pre-verbal syntactic processing in Korean. 24th Annual CUNY
                Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Stanford University, CA.

Nayoung Kwon, Jiwon Yun, John Hale & John Whitman. 2011. Processing of Noun Complement
                Complex NPs with subject and object pro in Korean. 24th Annual CUNY Conference on
                Human Sentence Processing. Stanford University, CA.

Nayoung Kwon. 2011. A syntactic analysis of Korean relative clause with on- and off-line
                experiments. 85th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Pittsburgh, USA.

Nayoung Kwon & Patrick Sturt. 2010. Active Gap Strategy in a cataphoric dependency: evidence
                from an eye-tracking study. 16th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for
                Language Processing (AMLaP 2010). York, UK.

Nayoung Kwon, Maria Polinsky, Robert Kluender & Miseon Lee. 2009. Anaphoric inventories and
                bound variable interpretation: Evidence from Korean. 22nd Annual CUNY Conference on
                Human Sentence Processing. University of California, Davis, CA.

Nayoung  Kwon,  Robert Kluender, Maria Polinsky, Yoonhyung Lee, Peter C. Gordon, & Marta
                Kutas. 2007. Processing advantages of subject gaps in syntactic and referential gap-filler
                dependencies: Evidence from reading time, ERP and eye-tracking data. 13th Annual
                Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP 2007),
                Turku, Finland.

Nayoung Kwon, Yoonhyung Lee, Robert Kluender, Maria Polinsky & Peter C. Gordon. 2007. Pre-
                nominal subject relatives are easier to process with or without context: An eye-tracking
                study in Korean. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Relative Clauses, Cambridge, UK.

Nayoung Kwon, Robert Kluender, Maria Polinsky & Marta Kutas. 2007. Processing advantages of
                subject gaps: Syntactic and referential gap-filler dependencies in Korean. Interdisciplinary
                Approaches to Relative Clauses, Cambridge, UK.

Nayoung Kwon, Maria Polinsky & Robert Kluender. 2006. ‘Wait and see’ strategy in the processing
                of long-distance dependencies. 19th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence
                Processing, CUNY Graduate Center, NY.

Nayoung Kwon. 2005. Case marking signals more than structure building: processing evidence from
                Korean double nominative constructions, 37th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic
                Society (NELS 37), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Nayoung Kwon, Maria Polinsky & Robert Kluender. 2005. Trace or Pro? Effects of language  
                parametric variation on processing. 18th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence
                Processing, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Nayoung Kwon, Maria Polinsky & Robert Kluender. 2005. Control as A-movement: evidence from
                the processing of forward and backward control in Korean. 18th Annual CUNY
                Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Nayoung Kwon & Maria Polinsky. Processing evidence for control as A-movement. 15th Japanese
                and Korean Linguistics Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Nayoung Kwon. 2005. Null Pronoun or Trace? Parametric sentence processing, 13th Workshop on
                East Asian Languages (WEAL 13), University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

Nayoung Kwon & Maria Polinsky. 2005. Clause chains and syntax/semantics mismatches. 9th
                International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC 9), Seoul, Korea.

Nayoung Kwon, Maria Polinsky, & Robert Kluender. 2005. When a gap precedes its filler. 11th
                Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP
                2005), Ghent, Belgium.

Nayoung Kwon, Maria Polinsky & Robert Kluender. 2005. Empty categories in relative and adjunct
                clauses: evidence from processing. Workshop on Relative Clauses, Leipzig, Germany.

Nayoung Kwon & Maria Polinsky. 2005. Heritage language retention: A quantitative study.  Heritage
                Learners: Overcoming Curricular Challenges, Pre-Conference Symposium of the 25th
                South Asian Language Analysis (SALA 25) Roundtable, University of Illinois, Urbana-
                Champaign, IL.

Nayoung Kwon, Maria Polinsky & Robert Kluender. 2004. Processing of relative clause sentences in
                Korean. 10th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language
                Processing (AMLaP 2004), Aix en Provence, France.

Nayoung Kwon. 2004. A semantic and syntactic analysis of the causative structure in
                Vietnamese. Western Conference in Linguistics 2004 (WECOL 2004), University of
                Southern California, CA.

Nayoung Kwon. 2004. Syntactic and semantic mismatches in the Korean ko-construction. 23rd
                West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 23), University of California,
                Davis, CA.