Yoolim Kim

DPhil Student
A photograph of Yoolim Kim


I am interested in a variety of topics in Korean linguistics including the phonology of the language, its honorifics system, and some of the historical changes that the Hangul alphabet has undergone.

Before starting my DPhil, I completed an MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology here at Oxford, and undertook my BA in Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Wellesley College in the US.

My MPhil thesis looked at the acquisition of durational phonetic cues for voicelessness in British English - specifically in two-, four- and six-year-old children. My undergraduate research focused on vowel shifts in Korean-English bilinguals.