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Sung Park-Johnson

Dr. Park-Johnson is the director of the Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language Minor. She is also the co-director of the Bilingual Language Development (BiLD) Lab.

Education

  • PhD in Linguistics, Purdue University
  • MA in Linguistics, Purdue University
  • BA in Applied Linguistics and Spanish, University of Michigan

Courses Taught

  • BBE 404/304 Language, Literacy and Culture
  • BBE 555/355/WRD 555 How English Works: English Syntax for ESL and BE Teachers
  • BBE 570/370 Second and World Language Literacies and Cultures
  • BBE 407/307 Equity Issues in Assessment of Language Learners
  • BBE 466/366 First and Second Language Acquisition
  • BBE 560/360 Second, World, and Heritage Language Acquisition K-12

Research Interests
Bilingual language acquisition; Heritage language acquisition, loss, and maintenance; Code-switching/-mixing; Language assessment; Syntactic development by bilingual children

Selected Publications
Park-Johnson, S. & Shin, S. (2020). Linguistics for Language Teachers: Lessons for Classroom Practice. Routledge: New York.

Park-Johnson, S. K. (2020). Teachers’ Attitudes and Beliefs About Code-mixing by Bilingual Students. Educational Studies, 56(2), 125-144. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131946.2019.1694026

Park-Johnson, S. K. (2019). Case ellipsis: Acquisition of variability by young heritage speakers of Korean. International Multilingual Research Journal, 13(1), 15-31. https://doi.org/10.1080/19313152.2018.1492281

Park-Johnson, S. K. (2019). The role of person in subject auxiliary inversion in English wh-questions: Evidence from Korean-English bilingual children. International Journal of Bilingualism, 23(1), 313–328. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367006917720090

Park-Johnson, S. K. (2017). Code mixing as a window into language dominance: Evidence from Korean heritage speakers. Heritage Language Journal, 14(1), 49-6

Awards and Honors
DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award, 2020
University Research Council Summer Research Grant, 2020
Provost’s Collaborative Research Fellowship, 2018
Steans Center Community Based Research Faculty Fellowship, 2017
Academic Initiatives Grant, 2017