BiographyProfessor Hee-Rahk Chae has been teaching in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies since 1995.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Professor Hee-Rahk Chae has been working on issues in English Syntax and Korean morphosyntax and Syntax in the spirit of monostratal frameworks such as GPSG (Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar), HPSG (Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar), CG (Construction Grammar) and LFG (Lexical Functional Grammar). The title of his Ph.D. thesis is "Lexically Triggered Unbounded Discontinuities in English: An Indexed Phrase Structure Grammar Approach." As for the Korean language, he wrote papers on such topics as constructions involving clitic elements (case markers, postpositions, delimiters, etc.), light verb constructions, concord adverbial constructions, gerund phrase constructions, idiomatic constructions and [… V … V] constructions including progressive/resultative […V-ko iss-] constructions. Recently he wrote the book "Korean Morphosyntax: Focusing on Clitics and Their Roles in Syntax," which was published in March 2020 by Routledge. This book will be a useful guide to the analysis not only of Korean but also of other agglutinative languages such as Japanese, Mongolian, Kazakh, Turkish, Uzbek, Finnish and Hungarian.