1st Edition

An Introduction to Korean Linguistics

By EunHee Lee, Sean Madigan, Mee-Jeong Park Copyright 2016
    286 Pages 69 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    286 Pages 69 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Phonetics Chapter 3: Phonology Chapter 4: Morphology Chapter 5: Syntax Chapter 6: Semantics


    EunHee Lee is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA.

    Sean Madigan is a lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences at Dartmouth University, USA.

    Mee-Jeong Park is Associate Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.