John B. Whitman

Professor
Linguistics, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

209 Morrill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-1105

John B. Whitman

Professor
Linguistics, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise

Linguistic typology; East Asian linguistics; syntactic theory; historical linguistics

Current Research Interest

Crosslinguistic word order asymmetries; constraints on syntactic change; vernacular reading and glossing in Korean and Japanese

Distinction

Korean Linguistics, Journal of the International Circle of Korean Linguistics, Editor
Centre de recherches linguistiques sur l'Asie orientale, Associate member
National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Professor emeritus

Selected Publications

Whitman, John. “Old Korean.” In The Handbook of Korean Linguistics, edited by Lucien Brown and Jae Hoon Yeon. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.

Whitman, John. “The Relationship Between Japanese and Korean.” In The Languages of Japan and Korea, edited by David N. Tranter. London: Routledge, 2012.

Cornell Research Website Article

The Korean Language: A Cultural Legacy