Dr Yuni Kim

Department of Language and Linguistics
Dr Yuni Kim
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872082

  • Location

    4.209, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Spring 2018: Mondays 2-4pm or by appointment



  • AB (summa cum laude) Harvard University (2002)

  • PhD University of California, Berkeley (2008)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Language and Linguistics University of Essex ( 3/7/2017 - present )

Other academic

  • Lecturer, University of Manchester ( 1/1/2009 - 30/6/2017 )

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Fieldwork and language description

Mesoamerican languages



Conferences and presentations

2017. Language tutorial on Huave (3 hours). Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting, University of Kent.

2017. Tonal markedness in Amuzgo phonology and morphology. Invited presentation at Markedness: Perspectives in Morphology and Phonology, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt.

Teaching and supervision

  • Sounds (LG110)

  • Phonology (LG210)

  • Advanced Phonology (LG404)


Chapters (3)

Kim, Y., (2016). Tonal overwriting and inflectional exponence in Amuzgo. In: Tone and Inflection New Facts and New Perspectives. Editors: Palancar, EL. and Léonard, JL., . Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. 199- 224. 3110452758. 9783110452754

Kim, Y., (2015). Mobile affixation within a modular approach to the morphology-phonology interface. In: Affix Ordering Across Languages and Frameworks. Editors: Manova, S., . Oxford University Press, USA. 111- 123. 0190210435. 9780190210434

Kim, Y., (2008). Liljendaldialektens fonologi i språkhistorisk belysning. In: Dialekt i östra Nyland: Fältarbete i Liljendal med omnejd. Editors: Palmén, H., Sandström, C. and Östman, J-O., . Nordica. 27- 36. 9521051809

Journals (7)

Kim, Y., (2016). Vowel elision and the morphophonology of dominance in Aymara. Onomázein : Revista de Lingüística, Filología y Traducción. 33 (33)

Kim, Y., (2013). Estrategias de pasivización en la morfología verbal del huave. Amerindia. 37 (1)

Kim, Y., (2012). Stolz, Thomas, Cornelia Stroh & Aina Urdze. 2011. Total reduplication: The areal linguistics of a potential universal. Studies in Language. 36 (2)

Paster, M. and Kim, Y., (2011). Downstep in Tiriki. Linguistic Discovery. 9 (1)

Kim, Y., (2011). Mark Hale and Charles Reiss (2008). The phonological enterprise. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. xii+292.. Phonology. 28 (02)

Kim, Y., (2010). Phonological and morphological conditions on affix order in Huave. Morphology. 20 (1)

Kim, Y., A morphophonological parameter hierarchy for Amuzgo glottalization classes. Amerindia

Conferences (6)

Kim, Y., (2015). Edge-based prosodic mapping and the prefix-stem boundary in Huave

Kim, Y., (2011). Algunas evidencias sobre representaciones tonales en amuzgo de San Pedro Amuzgos

Kim, Y., (2009). Alternancias causativas y estructura de eventos en el huave de San Francisco del Mar

Kim, Y., (2006). Variation and Finnish influence in Finland-Swedish dialect intonation

Kim, Y., (2005). On the phonetics of unstressed /e/ in Stockholm Swedish and Finland Swedish

Kim, Y. and Valdovinos, M., The interaction of laryngealized vowels, stress, and falling pitch in Mariteco Cora

+44 (0) 1206 872082


4.209, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Spring 2018: Mondays 2-4pm or by appointment