BRIEF BIO

My main research interests are Korean historical linguistics, Korean dialectology (esp. the dialect(s) preserved by the ethnic Korean minority in Russia and the former USSR), the history of Korean linguistics (including the history of Korean linguistic thought in Korea and Korean linguistic and script nationalism), and (increasingly), the history of language, writing and literary culture in the ‘Sinographic cosmopolis’ (漢字文化圈), with a specific focus on medieval Korea and the interplay of cosmopolitan and vernacular in other regions of the Sinographic cultural sphere. For obvious reasons, I also have a strong professional interest in Korean language pedagogy, including both post-secondary (university) and K-12 instruction.

For the former, please visit www.korean.arts.ubc.ca, and for the latter, please visit http://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org and go into the “Korean Language Village” pages.

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