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Modern Korean Grammar
A Practical Guide

ISBN 9781138931312
Published June 16, 2017 by Routledge
366 Pages

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Book Description

Routledge’s Modern Grammar series is an innovative reference guide combining traditional and function-focused grammar in a single volume, with an accompanying workbook. The aim of the Modern Korean Grammar is to provide an overview of the structures and functions of the Korean language. Designed for those who have already acquired the basics of the language, the book combines a comprehensive description of the grammatical structures of Korean with a functional/usage approach to the language. All target grammatical and functional points will be illustrated with examples in Hangul with English translations for better understanding. In addition, the use of linguistic terminology is limited, to facilitate quick and easy comprehension.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Nouns  Chapter 2: Pronouns  Chapter 3: Numbers and Counters  Chapter 4: Nominalizers  Chapter 5: Case particles I  Chapter 6: Case particles II  Chapter 7: Special particles I  Chapter 8: Special particles II  Chapter 9: Verbs, adjectives, and copula  Chapter 10: Irregular predicates  Chapter 11: Past tense  Chapter 12: Future tense and aspect  Chapter 13: Auxiliary verbs I   Chapter 14: Auxiliary verbs II  Chapter 15: Auxiliary verbs III  Chapter 16: Clausal connectives I  Chapter 17: Clausal connectives II  Chapter 18: Clausal connectives III  Chapter 19: Clausal conjunctives IV  Chapter 20: Negation  Chapter 21: Modifers  Chapter 22: Expressions with modifier clauses I  Chapter 23: Expressions with modifier clauses II  Chapter 24: Expressions with modifier clauses III  Chapter 25: Sentence endings I  Chapter 26: Sentence endings II  Chapter 27: Addressee honorifics: Speech level endings  Chapter 28: Referent honorifics  Chapter 29: The passive construction  Chapter 30: The causative construction  Chapter 31: Direct and indirect questions/quotations  Chapter 32: Prenouns  Chapter 33: Adverbs  Chapter 34: Ability  Chapter 35: Addressing and referring to someone  Chapter 36: Advice  Chapter 37: Cause  Chapter 38: Changes  Chapter 39: Choices  Chapter 40: Comparing  Chapter 41: Complaints  Chapter 42: Conditions  Chapter 43: Congratulation, and condolence, and gratitude  Chapter 44: Conjecture  Chapter 45: Contrast  Chapter 46: Deciding  Chapter 47: Degree and extent  Chapter 48: Describing people, places, and states  Chapter 49: Discoveries  Chapter 50: Emphasizing strategies  Chapter 51: Establishing sequences  Chapter 52: Experiences  Chapter 53: Greeting and leave taking  Chapter 54: Hypothetical situations  Chapter 55: Initiating and maintaining conversation  Chapter 56: Intentions and plans  Chapter 57: Likes and wishes  Chapter 58: Listing and including additional information  Chapter 59: Location, direction, and distance  Chapter 60: Means  Chapter 61: Obligation and necessity  Chapter 62: Permission and prohibition  Chapter 63: Personal information  Chapter 64: Possibility  Chapter 65: Probability and inevitability  Chapter 66: Purposes  Chapter 67: Reasons  Chapter 68: Recollecting  Chapter 69: Regrets and futility  Chapter 70: Requests  Chapter 71: Similarity  Chapter 72: Simultaneous actions  Chapter 73: Softening strategies  Chapter 74: Telling time, date, etc.  Chapter 75: Temporal relations

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Andrew Sangpil Byon is Department Chair and Associate Professor of Korean Studies at the University at Albany, USA. As a Korean applied linguist, his primary research areas are sociolinguistics, Korean-as-a-foreign/second language (KFL) pedagogy, and second language acquisition (for American KFL learners).