The Korean Language (Cambridge Language Surveys)

The Korean Language (Cambridge Language Surveys)

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Ho-Min Sohn
Cambridge University Press, 11/13/1999
EAN 9780521361231, ISBN10: 0521361230

Hardcover, 468 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 3 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

This book provides a detailed survey of the Korean language, covering its speakers, genetic affiliation, historical development, dialects, lexicon, writing systems, sound patterns, word structure, and grammatical structure. It is designed to be accessible to a wide readership, and provides a wealth of data in a user-friendly format that does not presuppose an in-depth knowledge of the latest linguistic theories. It will be used by general linguists and Korean linguists who are interested in the typological characteristics of the language from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, and by undergraduates and graduate students in those disciplines who seek a comprehensive introduction to the linguistics of Korean. Likewise, advanced students of the Korean language and language educators will find it offers valuable insights into lexical, phonological, morphological and syntactic aspects of the language for their purposes.

1. Introduction
2. Genetic affiliation
3. Historical development
4. Dialects
5. Lexicon
6. Writing systems
7. Sound patterns
8. Word structure
9. Grammatical structure
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