:: W E L C O M E ::

I’ve received my Ph.D. in Linguistics Department, University of California, Berkeley, and currently work for English Linguistics Department at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Trained as a cognitive linguist and semanticist, I work on how we “construe” language uses by looking into conceptual structures that external linguistic signals tap in our mind. My job is to make explicit the covert presence of the conceptual structures in language use within the framework of Cognitive Linguistics.

My personal research is particularly concerned with understanding viewpoint phenomena of subjectivity in languages. Specifically, I investigate linguistic/ conceptual categories of Evidentiality and Epistemic modality in Korean and other languages. My analyses majorly rely on cognitive linguistic approaches such as Mental Spaces Theory, Frame Semantics, Simulations, Neural Theory of Language, (Embodied) Construction Grammar, Conceptual Metaphor, and Conceptual Blending.

Softcopies of my papers and handouts that I presented are available at here. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to let me know. My contact information is found here

My full CV is available at here

(C) Iksoo Kwon. 2015. All rights reserved.

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