An Introduction to Korean Linguistics

1st Edition

Eunhee Lee, Sean Madigan, Mee-Jeong Park

Routledge
Published November 5, 2015
Textbook - 286 Pages - 69 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415659932 - CAT# Y144804

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Summary

An Introduction to Korean Linguistics is a valuable and comprehensive text for those with an interest in Korean linguistics.

This book provides an in-depth introduction to the basics of Korean linguistics, and modern linguistic theory, in an accessible style. It features a step-by-step approach designed to lead the reader through the linguistic make-up of the language, from the basics of its sound system and sentence structure to the semantics of modern spoken Korean.

Features include:

  • Detailed chapters covering the core areas in the field of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax
  • Clear and accessible explanations which effectively demonstrate the intricacies and subtleties of the Korean language
  • Suggested readings for those interested in expanding their knowledge of a specific topic
  • Exercises designed to complement the factual and analytical issues covered in each chapter
  • A comprehensive glossary of central terms and a companion website offering a wealth of additional materials.

Korean is an invaluable language for the study of theoretical and comparative linguistics as it provides important examples and counter-examples to key issues, making An Introduction to Korean Linguistics an essential text for students and professional linguists alike.

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