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Chongwon Park, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Linguistics


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 older daughter here, and I got U.S. citizenship. Recently, I had another daughter, who is the only Minnesota-born person in our family.

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 and Japanese detective stories), taking pictures with other people's dogs, and spending time with my wife and daughters.

Below are some pictures of me and my family.







Current Course

Syntax (LING 3102) - Spring 2018

Corpus Linguistics (LING 4104) - Spring 2018

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Mailing Address

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

Phone (Office)