Chongwon Park

Chongwon

Professional title

Professor, English Graduate Faculty

Research & Education

Current Research Interests

  • Syntax
  • Morphology
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Cognitive Grammar
  • Corpus Linguistics

Educational Background

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

Teaching Experience

  • Syntax
  • Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Python Programming for Language Researchers
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Language and Writing
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Computational Semantics

Employment History

  • Fall 2018 - Present

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

  • Fall 2011 - Spring 2018

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 became a U.S. citizen.

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 daughters.

Below are some pictures of my family and me.

Chongwon Daughter Chongwon Daughter Chongwon Daughter family
Chongwon Daughter family Chongwon and Bridget Chongwon wedding