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2nd Edition

Basic Korean
A Grammar and Workbook

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ISBN 9780367561383
November 30, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Basic Korean: A Grammar and Workbook, Second Edition, is an accessible reference grammar and workbook in one volume. The text can be used in conjunction with any primary textbook, both as a practice book to reinforce learning and as a reference guide to the basics of Korean grammar.

This book presents twenty-six individual grammar points, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Korean. Grammar points are followed by examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. This new edition has been updated and enhanced to include more varied exercises and contemporary vocabulary and dialogues.

Clearly presented and user-friendly, Basic Korean provides readers with the essential tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations, making it an ideal grammar reference and practice resource for both beginners and students with some knowledge of the language.

Table of Contents

1 Hangul (the Korean alphabet) 2 Characteristics of the Korean language 3 Nouns 4 Predicates and endings 5 The formal speech level and the polite speech level 6 The subject case particle 이/가 7 The special particle 은/는 8 Pronouns 9 Numbers, Ordinals, and Plural marker 들 10 Counters, question word 몇 and some time expressions 11 The copula 이다/아니다 and the verb of existence and location 있다/없다 12 Case particles I: 을/를 and (으)로 13 Case particles II: 의, , /, (이)랑, and 하고 14 Case particles III: 에서, 에게, 한테, 께, 에게서, and 한테서 15 Special particles I : 도 and 만 16 Special particle II: (이)나, 부터, and 까지 17 Past tense and double past tense marker 18 Negation 19 Irregular verbs 20 Expressing desire ~고 싶다, continuous actions ~고 있다, and continuous states ~어/아 있다  21 The endings: ~(으)ㄹ 거예요and ~(으)ㄹ까요?  22 Prenouns 23 Adverbs and adverbials 24 The endings: ~(으)ㄹ래요and ~(으)ㄹ게요  25 The suffixes: ~겠 and –(으)시 26 Sentence-final endings: ~지요, ~군요, ~네요, ~잖아요

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Andrew Sangpil Byon is Associate Professor of Korean Studies at University of Albany, USA.