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Seongyeon Ko

Assistant Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics

Queens Hall, Room 345D
Phone: 718-997-5562
seongyeon.ko@qc.cuny.edu

PhD, Cornell University
MA, Seoul National University
BA, Seoul National University

Teaching

Seongyeon Ko supervises the Korean language program and serves as advisor for the East Asian Studies Major (Korean Area Track) and the Korean minor. He has developed and taught Korean at all levels, from beginning to advanced courses, as well as courses on the linguistic structure of Korean and other East Asian languages.

Research

Professor Ko's primary research interests center around theoretical as well as historical phonology of Korean and its neighboring Northeast Asian languages. For example, his dissertation explores the role of retracted tongue root harmony in the development of a variety of modern vowel systems of the Korean, Mongolic, and Tungusic languages. He is also interested in fieldwork-based language documentation and description of the endangered languages spoken in Northeast Asia. He is currently finalizing his book manuscript based on his dissertation and preparing new books on Korean phonetics/phonology (co-authored) and Jeju Korean. He is also conducting acoustic studies of vowels in "Altaic" languages.​​​

 
 

 Office Information

 
Yunzhong Shu
Department Chair
Location: Queens Hall, Room 215
Phone: 718-997-5570
Fax: 718-997-5577
Email: CMAL@qc.cuny.edu

Faculty and Staff Information

Fall 2017 Course Information

 

Careers


The Department is currently inviting applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Arabic at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall semester of 2018. See more information and how to apply.


Language Placement


Upcoming Language Placement Exams


Spring 2018

Arabic: Please ​contact Professor Kamal Soleimani, the Arabic language coordinator, ​at ksoleimani@qc.cuny.edu to register for one of the following exams. 

  • January 17, 2018, 4 - 6 pm, QH 245D
  • January 26, 2018, 1 - 3 pm, QH 345F1

Chinese: Please contact Professor Xiao Li, the Chinese language coordinator, at xiao.li@qc.cuny.edu.

Ancient Greek: Please contact Professor Nicholas Cross, the Ancient Greek language coordinator, at ncross@qc.cuny.edu.

Hebrew: Please contact Professor Deborah Gruber, the Hebrew language coordinator, at tsanchanit@aol.com.

Japanese: Please contact Professor Mari Fujimoto, the Japanese language coordinator, at mfujimoto@qc.cuny.edu.

Korean: Please contact Professor Seongyeon Ko, the Korean language coordinator, at seongyeon.ko@qc.cuny.edu.

Latin: Please contact Professor Nicholas Cross, the Latin language coordinator, at ncross@qc.cuny.edu.



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