Seongyeon Ko

Seongyeon Ko Ph.D. in Linguistics, Cornell University, 2012
M.A. in Linguistics, Cornell University, 2009
M.A. in Linguistics, Seoul National University, 2002
B.A. in Linguistics, Seoul National University, 2000

Assistant Professor of Korean language and linguistics
Department of Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages & Cultures
Queens College, CUNY
E-mail to Seongyeon.Ko at qc.cuny.edu | Office 718-997-5562 | Fax 718-997-5577


Publications

Under review Vowel harmony in (Middle) Korean. In Nancy Ritter and Harry van der Hulst (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Vowel Harmony. Oxford University Press.

Forthcoming Vowel harmony. In Sungdai Cho and John Whitman (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Korean Linguistics. Cambridge University Press. [project page] (To be published in March 2021)

2020 (with Meejeong Park and Bumyong Choi) Pedagogical approaches and practices in teaching Korean. In Young-mee Yu Cho (ed.), Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language Pedagogy: Theories and Practices. Routledge. 24-53.

2020 A critical and comprehensive review of the Korean Vowel Shift hypothesis (한국어 모음추이설에 대한 비판적·종합적 고찰). Hangeul 81-3. Korean Language Society. 617-654. (In Korean) [pdf] [This article won the Korean Language Society's 2020 Best Article Award.]

2020 Contrast shifts in Korean vowel systems: From Early Modern Korean to contemporary varieties (근·현대국어 모음체계의 대립위계와 그 변화). Eoneohag 87. Linguistic Society of Korea. 3-33. (In Korean) [pdf]

2020 (with Andrew Joseph and John Whitman) A comparative approach of the vowel systems and harmonies in the Transeurasian languages and beyond. In Martine Robbeets and Alexander Savelyev (eds.), The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages. Oxford University Press. 486-508.

2019 (with Namseok Yong) The hybrid course for college-level elementary Korean: Its development and implementation. The Korean Language in America 22(2). 156-166.

2018 Tongue Root Harmony and Vowel Contrast in Northeast Asian Languages (Turcologica 112). Wiesbaden, Germany: Harrassowitz. [This book won the 2018 Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Education’s Prize for Excellence in Korean Studies (Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea) on December 17, 2019.]

2017 (with Hijo Kang and Jiwon Yun) Vowels of Beryozovka Ewen. Altai Hakpo 27. 1-23. [pdf]

2017 (with Andrew Joseph and John Whitman) Comparative consequences of the tongue root harmony analysis for proto-Tungusic, proto-Mongolic, and proto-Korean. In Martine Robbeets (ed.), Transeurasian Linguistics, Vol. II: Phonology. Routledge. 194-227. [Reprint of Ko, Joseph, and Whitman 2014]

2016 (with Jiwon Yun and Hijo Kang) A phonetic study of Nanai vowels using automated post-transcriptional processing techniques. Altai Hakpo 26. 29-44. [pdf]

2015 Towards a contrast-driven typology of the Altaic vowel systems. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics (MITWPL) 76: Proceedings of the ninth Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL 9). 235-246.

2014 (with Seunghun J. Lee) A Stratal OT approach to the *ln effects in Korean. Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics XV. 191-201. [pdf]

2014 (with Andrew Joseph and John Whitman) Comparative consequences of the tongue root harmony analysis for proto-Tungusic, proto-Mongolic, and proto-Korean. In Martine Robbeets and Walter Bisang (eds.), Paradigm Change in the Transeurasian Languages and Beyond (Studies in Language Companion Series 161). John Benjamins. 141-176.

2014 Professor Huh Woong’s phonological research on Middle Korean and contemporary linguistics (허웅 선생의 중세 국어 음운 연구와 현대 언어학). In Jae-il Kwon (ed.), Huh Woong sensayng hakmwun saylopkey ilkki [New interpretations of Professor Huh Woong’s scholarship], Seoul: Pagijong Press. 259-303. (In Korean)

2013 Vowel feature hierarchies in Tungusic. In Juwon Kim and Dongho Ko (eds.), Current Trends in Altaic Linguistics: A Festschrift for Professor Emeritus Seong Baeg-in on his 80th Birthday, Seoul: Altaic Society of Korea. 91-124.

2013 The end of the Korean Vowel Shift controversy. Korean Linguistics 15:2. John Benjamins. 199-221.

2013 A contrastive hierarchy approach to Tungusic and Mongolic labial harmony. Proceedings of the 37th annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS 37). 185-198.

2012 Oroch vowel harmony revisited. Eoneohag 63. Linguistic Society of Korea. 31-53. [pdf]

2012 (with Hijo Kang) In search of the acoustic correlates of tongue root retraction in three Altaic languages: Western Buriat, Tsongol Buriat, and Ewen. Altai Hakpo 22. 179-203. [pdf]

2011 Microvariation between Tungusic and Mongolic vowel harmony (퉁구스어와 몽골어의 모음조화 대조 연구). Altai Hakpo 21. 145-177. (In Korean) [pdf]

2011 Vowel contrast and vowel harmony shift in the Mongolic languages. Language Research 47(1). 23-43. (Revised version of the WAFL 7 paper) [pdf]

2011 Vowel contrast and vowel harmony shift in the Mongolic languages. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics (MITWPL) 62: Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL 7). 187-202.

2010 Contrastive hierarchy and its change in the Middle Korean vowel system (중세국어 모음체계의 대립위계와 그 변화). Eoneohag 56. Linguistic Society of Korea. 87-118. (In Korean) [pdf]

2010 A contrastivist view on the evolution of the Korean vowel system. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics (MITWPL) 61: Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL 6). 181-196.

2009 Two types of anticausatives in Acehnese. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 16). 93-107. [pdf]


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