Chair, Department of Linguistics Ko Heejeong
Globally, linguistic theory has been pioneered by academic scholars such as Ferdinand de Saussure and Noam Chomsky who have also contributed to the development of many other fields of study. The Department of Linguistics at Seoul National University focuses on nurturing linguists while conducting research on the universality and uniqueness of languages from all around the world. The department’s curriculum is based on the following four main linguistic subfields.
Phonetics·Phonology·Synatx·Semantics· Historical-Comparative Linguistics·Computational Linguistics