Young-mee Yu CHO
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
330 Scott Hall, College Ave Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1164
732-932-5603 (o), 932-7605 (d), 932-7926 (f)
Phonology, Phonetics, First and Second Language Acquisition, Syntax/phonology Interface, Morphology, Korean and Japanese Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Teaching, Textbook Development.
1990 Ph.D. Stanford University. Linguistics
Dissertation: Parameters of consonantal Assimilation
(Principle Advisor: Paul Kiparsky)
1999-1981 Master’s Program. English Literature. Northeastern University
1979 B.A., summa cum laude. Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea).
English Language and Literature.
2000 (fal1) --- Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures,
1996 (fall) ---2000 \240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240\240 Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures,
2001-- Advisory Member, Stanford Encyclopedia of Korean Linguistics.
2001-- Editorial Board, The Comparative Korean Studies. (Seoul, Korea)
2001- Board Member, The International Association for Korean Language Education.
2001-- Board Member, The Korean-American Institute of Princeton.
2000-- Executive Secretary, The Korean Cultural Institute of Princeton.
2000- Write regular columns for the New York Joongang Daily Newspaper.
2002- Faculty Advisor for Rutgers Korean Student Literary Magazine, Hanul.
200 l - Faculty Advisory Member, The Asian American Cultural Center. Rutgers Univ.
1999-2001 Delegate Member, The Modern Language Association.
2000-- Executive Secretary, The American Association of Teachers of Korean.
l 998-- Editorial Collective on East Asian: An International Quarterly.
1997-2000 Board Member, The American Association of Teachers of Korean.
l 998-- Faculty Advisor for Rutgers Korean Student Association.
1995-- Senior Advisor and Chief Examiner for Korean, Representative Chief Examiner
for Asia/Pacific Languages. International Baccalaureate, Cardiff, England.
1994-- Member of the Korean Textbook Guidelines Committee, The Korean Language
Education and Research Center, University of Hawaii.
1992-1994 Editorial Board, Journal East Asian Linguistics.
1990-1996 Lecturer/Korean Language Coordinator, Stanford University
Fellowships and Grants
2003-2005 Korea Foundation Grant for “Korean Studies Curricula in the Age of Multimedia
Education.” (with A. Choi, K-H Choi and H-Y. Kim)
2002-2003 Tuttle Language Grant for “Multi-faceted Approach to the Teaching of Korean
Literature/Culture” (with K. Choi, K. Chun, and H. Kim)
1999-2000 Research/Travel Grant, The Northeast Council, The Association of Asian Studies.
l997-1998 Research Council Grant, Rutgers University.
1994 Mellon Fellowship, National Foreign Language Center, John's Hopkins Univ.
1993 Fellowship. Summer Workshop on Curriculum Development, National Foreign
Language Resource Center, Univ. of Hawaii.
1986-1990 Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University
1979-1981 Graduate Fellowship, Northeastern University
Invited to teach a summer course for the Linguistic Society of American Summer Institute. Michigan State University. July-Aug. 2003.
“Prominence Preservation in Vocative Chant.” (with M. Saiki) The 13th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference. Michigan State University. Aug. 2003.
“An Overview of Korean Culture.” Business in Korea in 2003—Beyond the Headlines. Office of International Trade and Protocol. NJ Commerce and International Trade. Trenton, NJ. Feb. 2003.
“The Role of Weight and Tone in Korean.'' The 12th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference. City University of New York. Nov. 2002.
“Teaching Methods of Korean as a Foreign language” Kyunghee Univ. Seoul. Korea. The International Association for Korean Language Education. Aug. 2002.
“Korean Language Education in the 21st Century: the New Learner and Multimedia.'' The National Association of Korean Schools Annual Meeting. Philadelphia. July 2002.
“Developing Korean Studies as an Academic discipline.” The Korea Forum. Asbury, New Jersey. May 2002.
“Korean Textbooks for English speakers,” The International Korean Language Foundation. Sejong Cultural Center. Seoul, Korea.Nov. 2001.
“A Historical Perspective on Korean Palatalization.'' Cornell University. Linguistics Colloquium.
“Underived Environment Blocking.'' Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst. Linguistics Colloquium. May 2001.
“Korean Reduplication.'' Invited Paper at the l1th International Circle of Korean Linguistics.
Univ. of Hawaii. July l 998.
“Korean Phonology in the Late Twentieth Century'' with Gregory Iverson, Invited paper at the Plenary session of the International Circle of Korean Linguistics, Brisbane, Australia. July 8, 1996.
“Heritage Language Education.” Invited lecture delivered at the annual meeting of the National Association for Korean Schools. Los Angeles. Aug. 26, 1995.
“Rule Ordering, and Constraint Interaction in Optimality theory.” Invited Talk at the Berkeley Linguistic Society Meeting. Feb. 20, 1995.
“Korean Studies Curricula in the Age of Multimedia Education.” (with A. Choi, K-H Choi, and H-Y Kim). The 8th American Association of Teachers of Korean Conference. Berkeley, CA. June 2003.
“Teaching the Connectives -ko and –ase/-ese by Contrast.” The 8th American Association of Teachers of Korean Conference. Berkeley, CA. June 2003.
“Teaching Poetry in Advanced Korean Courses.” The 7th American Association of Teachers of Korean Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. July 2002.
“Teaching Sound Symbolism in Korean.” The 6th American Association of Teachers of Korean Annual Conference. Univ. of Hawaii. August. 2001
“The Synchrony and Diachrony of Korean Palatalization.'' Harvard Biennial International Symposium On Korean Linguistics. July 200l .
“Korean Culture: Its Continuing Projections and Impact.” The Annual Conference on Korea. The Center for Asian Studies. Univ. of South Carolina. May 2001 .
“Semi-syllables and Exhaustive Syllabification'' with Tracy King. NSF Workshop on Syllables.
Sept. 1998. Ohio State University.
“Syllable Typology and Acquisition of Clusters.'' Paper presented at the Third Utrecht Phonology Workshop. Utrecht. The Netherlands. June 1998.
“Raddoppiamento Sintattico as an Epiphenomenon.'' Paper presented at the 8th Colloquium on Generative Grammars. Palmela, Portugal. Aprll l 998.
“Incorporating Culture in the KFL Textbooks.” Paper presented at the American Association of Teachers of Korean. Tempe, Arizona. August 1997.
“An Optimality Account of Semi-syllables.'' With Tracy King. Paper presented at the Prosodic Phonology Conference. LSA Summer Institute. Cornell University, July 1997.
“Semi-syllables and Georgian Consonant Clusters,'' with Tracy King, paper presented at the Non- Slavic Languages Conference. May 10, 1997. University of Chicago.
“Variation and Language Change in Optimality Theory,” with Arto Anttila. Paper presented at the Optimality Workshop, Stanford University, Dec. 1996.
“Variation and Optimality Theory'' with Arto Anttila. Paper presented at BCN Workshop on Conflicting Constraints, University of Groningen, July 5, 1996.
“Language Change as Constraint Reranking.'' Paper presented at the International Conference on Historical Linguistics, University of Manchester, England. Aug. 14, 1995.
“Rule Ordering Revisited.'' Paper presented at the 20th Linguistic Society of Korea meeting. Seoul, Korea. July 5, 1995.
“In Defense of Juncture Rules.'' Paper presented at the Language Research Institute, Seoul National University. June 27, 1995.
“Synchronic Rule Inversion in Korean.'' Presented at the International Circle of Korean Linguistics. University of London. July 24, 1994.
“Some Issues in Korean Textbook development's KFL Textbook Development Planning Conference. Jan. 1994.
“A Brief History of Korean Vowels,'' with Sharon lnkelas. Paper presented at the Stanford Workshop on Sound Change. Feb. 16, l 993.
“Directionality in Labial Disharmony in Cantonese and Taiwanese.'' Paper presented in the Annual Meeting of Linguistic Society of America, Los Angeles, Jan. 8, 1993.
“Universal and Morphological Devoicing in English and Swedish.'' Paper presented in the Workshop on Comparative Germanic Linguistics. Tromso, Norway. Nov. 22, 1992.
 Korean Phonology and Morphology (forthcoming). CSLI. Stanford University.
 Pathways into Korean Language and Culture (2003). (Edited with S. Lee, G. Iverson, and S. Ahn)
 Integrated Korean. Beginning l (2000) (with H. Sohn, et. al.) Univ. of Hawaii Press.
 Integrated Korean. Beginning 2 (2000) (with H. Sohn, et. al.) Univ. of Hawaii Press.
 Integrated Korean. Intermediate 1 (2001) (with H. Sohn, et. al.) Univ. of Hawaii Press.
 Integrated Korean. Intermediate 2 (2001) (with H. Sohn, et. al) Univ. of Hawaii Press.
 Parameters of Consonantal Assimilation (1999). Lincom Europa. Munich, Germany.
 Readings in Authentic Korean (1994) (with S. Yuen et. al.). Second Language Teaching and Curriculum
Center. University of Hawaii.
 “Diglossia in Korean Language and Literature: A Historical Perspective.” (in press) East Asia:
An International Quarterly.
 “A Historical Perspective on Nonderived Environment Blocking: the Case of the Korean Palatalization.”
(to appear) in The Nature of Word: Essays in Honor of Paul Kiparsky. Eds. S. Inkelas and K. Hanson.
 “Sound Symbolism in Korean” (forthcoming). Ed. H. Sohn. The Korean Language in Culture and
Society. Univ. of Hawaii Press.
 “Semi-syllables and Exhaustive syllabifications.'' (2003) (with T. King) Eds. C. Fery and R. van
de Vivyer. The Syllable in Optimality Theory. Cambridge University Press. pp. l83-222.
 Contributed two chapters in Selected Readings in Korean. (2003) (Eds. H. Sohn and H. Yang) University
of Hawaii Press.
 “Syllable Weight and Tone in Korean.” (2003). The 12th Japanese and Korean Linguistics.
 “Hangugo kinung kyosubop-uy thukjingkwa saeronun mosaek.'' (2002) (New Insights into Korean
Pedagogy) Present and Future Teaching Methods of Korean as a Foreign Language. IAKLE. Seoul.
 “The Synchrony and Diachrony of Korean Palatalization.'' (2001) Harvard Studies in Korean
Linguistics pp. 144-153.
 “Toward Multi-faceted Approach to the Teaching of Korean Language and Culture.” (2001) Textbooks
for Foreign Learners. The International Korean Language Foundation. pp. 75-84.
 “Language Change and the Korean Lexicon” (2001) Historical Linguistics. l 8. pp. 89-104.
 “Korean.'' (2001) Eds. J. Garry and C. Rubino. Facts about the World's Languages: An Encyclopedia of
the World's Major Languages, Past and Present. The H. W. Wilson co. New York. pp. 394-397.
 “Optionality in Glide Formation in Korean” (2000) Japanese/Korean Linguistics. pp. 88-99.
 “Korean Reduplication in Optimality Theory.” (l999) Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics.
 “Language Change as Constraint Reranking.'' (1998) Historical Linguistics. 15. 2. 45-62.
 “Variation and Language Change in Optimality theory's (1998) (with A. Anttila) Lingua. l 04. 3 1-56.
 “Korean Phonology in the Late Twentieth century” (1997) (with G. Iverson) Language Research. 33.
 “Liquid Specification in Korean as Geminate Alterability.'' (1997) Harvard Studies in Korean
 “In Defense of Juncture Rules/Constraints.'' (1996) Language Research.
 “Rule Ordering, and Constraint Interaction in Optimality theory” (1995). The Proceedings of the
Berkeley Linguistics Society. 21.
 “A Lexical Account of Inflectional Suffixes in Korean” (1995) (with P. Sells) Journal of East Asian
 “Hankuke-uy moum cohwa-wa cacil kihahak.'' (Vowel Harmony in Korean and Feature Geometry)
1995. Cwusikyong-hakpo. Tower Press. Seoul, Korea.
 “Universal and Morphological Devoicing in English and Swedish.'' (1994) The Linguistic Review. 11.
 “Post-obstruent Tensification in Korean and Geminate inalterability.'' (1994) (with S. Inkelas).
Theoretical Issues in Korean Linguistics. Stanford University.
 “Verbal Compounding in Koreans (1994) Theoretical Issues in Korean Linguistics. Stanford
 “Alternations in Major Class Features'' (1993) (with S. Inkelas) The Proceedings of the West Coast
Conference on Formal Linguistics.
 “Inalterability as Prespecification,'' (1993) (with S. Inkelas) Language 69. 3.
 “The Phonology and Phonetics of Voiceless vowel” (1993). The Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistic
 “On the Universality of the Coronal Node” (1991) Eds. C. Paradis and J.-F. Prunet. The Special Status
of Coronals: Internal and External Evidence. Academic Press. San Diego.
 “A Phonological Constraint on the Particle Attachment in Korean” (1991) Harvard Studies in Korean
 “Syntax and Phrasing in Korean” (1990). Eds. S. lnkelas and D. Zec. The Phonology-syntax Connection.
The University of Chicago Press.
 “Syllable Structure Conditions in Korean and the OCP.” (1988) Papers from the Sixth International
Conference on Korean Linguistics.
 “Korean Assimilation.” (1988) The Proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics.
 “Phrasal Phonology of Korean” (1987) Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics 2.
 “Verbal Nouns in Korean and Japanese.” (1987) (with M. Saiki) Harvard Studies in Korean
 “Evidence for VP from Child Korean.” (1987) (with K-S Hong) Child Language Research Forum.
 “An LFG Analysis of the Korean Reflexive caki.” (1985) Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics.1
Teaching and Curriculum Development
Insook Chung, Korean-English Translation in the Context of Cross-Linguistic
Communication. Doctoral Dissertation. The Graduate School of Education, RU. 2002.
Lian-Hee Wee, Opacity and Choice. On-going Dissertation. Dept. of Linguistics. RU. 2001—
Q. Luu, “The Coronal-Dorsal Relationship in Coda Position.'' Master's Thesis, Dept. of
Linguistics. RU. 2001
K. Nishitani. “What if vowels had no mora?” Qualifying Paper. Dept. of Linguistics.
M. Hiller. “The Typology of Tones.'' Qualifying Paper. Dept. of Linguistics. RU. 2001 .
Hong, Soonhyun. Prosodic Domains and Ambisyllabicity in Optimality Theory. Doctoral
Dissertation. Univ. of Pennsylvania. 1997.
Bratt, E. Argument Composition and the Lexicon. Doctoral Dissertation. Stanford U. 1996.
[1-2] Advanced Korean (574:301, 302)
[3-4] Advanced Readings in Korean (574: 401, 402)
[5-6] Readings in Korean Literature (574: 410, 411)
 Introduction to Korean Culture (574: 210)
[8-9] Elementary Korean (574: 101:70, 102:70) (Distance Learning Course)
 Korean Language in Culture and Society (574:250)
[11-12] Korean Literature in Translation (574:220, 221)
[13-14] Advanced Korean for Business l, 2 (574: 303, 304)
[15-16] Honors in Korean (574: 497, 498)
 Writing Systems of the World (06:090:199)
 Writing and Literacy in East Asia (214:310)
Journal of East Asian Linguistics
Theoretical Issues in Korean Linguistics
Canadian Journal o Linguistics
Referee for publishers
University of Hawaii Press
GLOT International, The Netherlands
CSLI Publications, Stanford University
University of California at Berkeley Press
Referee for Conferences
Harvard Biennial International Symposium On Korean Linguistics
Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference
Western States Conference on Linguistics
Harvard Workshop on Korean Linguistics
Linguistic Society of America
The International Circle of Korean Linguistics
Association for Asian Studies
Linguistic Society of Korea
The International Association of Korean Language Education
The American Association of Teachers of Korean
The Modern Language Association
Vice-president of the Korean Graduate Student Association at Stanford, 1984-1985.
Member of the Organizational Committee for the Child Language Research Forum, Stanford Univ. 1985.
President of the Women's Alpine Club at Seoul National University, 1977.
Korean (native), English, Classical Chinese, Japanese, French and German (reading knowledge), Armenian.