CV | Teaching Experience | Employment History | My Life Story
Me at my desk

Chongwon Park, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Linguistics

Head of the Department of Writing Studies

Research & Education

Current Research Interests

  • (Diachronic) Syntax
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Cognitive Grammar
  • Morphology

Educational Background

2005 Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1995 M.A. in Linguistics, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
1993 B.A. in Linguistics, Korea University, Seoul, Korea

Teaching Experience

  • Syntax
  • Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Language and Writing
  • Applied Linguistics

Employment History

Fall 2011 - Present

Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Minnesota Duluth (Department of Writing Studies)

Fall 2005 - Spring 2011

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Minnesota Duluth (Department of Writing Studies)

Personal History (My Life Story)

I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, a city of 10 million people. I did much of my education in Korea, but when it came time to get my PhD, I traded subway commutes for drives through cornfields, and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Midwest began to grow on me, and I moved to Duluth to take a position teaching linguistics at UMD. I like to think I never knew what "winter" meant until I moved here! Despite the harsh winters, many wonderful things have happened to me during my time here: I got married, raised my daughter here, and I got U.S. citizenship.

In my free time, I enjoy researching many topics in linguistics, collecting writing instruments (I like them all, but fountain pens especially), exercising, reading (Haruki Murakami, Stephen King), taking pictures with other people's dogs, and spending time with my wife and daughter.

Below are some pictures of me, my collegue/friend/former student Dan, and my family.

Current Course

Syntax (LING 3012) - Spring 2017

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please click here to view my CV in PDF format.

Mailing Address

Chongwon Park
420 Humanities
1201 Ordean Court 
Duluth, MN 55812-3041

Phone (Office)