Hello! My name is Younah Chung ( pronounced [jɔna tɕɔŋ] and spelled 정연아 in Korean ), and I'm a PhD candidate in Linguistics at UC San Diego.


My research interests are heritage linguistics, socio-phonetics, prosody and syntax.


For my PhD dissertation, I am investigating contact-induced changes in Korean by conducting sociolinguistic experiments on Korean pronoun usage and consonant pronunciation of heritage Korean speakers in the United States.


Please feel free to contact me about my research or anything else!



Younah Chung

UCSD Linguistics Department

9500 Gilman Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093-0108

Email: yachung [at] ucsd [dot] edu