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Speed up your Korean

Strategies to Avoid Common Errors, 1st Edition

By Lucien Brown, Jaehoon Yeon


222 pages

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Word order, honorifics, terms of addresses and idiomatic expressions are just some of the areas that cause confusion for students of Korean. Learning how to avoid the common errors that arise repeatedly in these areas is an essential step in successful language learning.

Speed Up Your Korean is a unique and innovative resource that identifies and explains these errors, enabling students to learn from their mistakes while enhancing their understanding of the Korean language.

Key features:

  • Carefully selected grammar topics and examples based on the most commonly made errors
  • Comprehensive explanations of the most difficult grammar points help learners gain an in-depth understanding of Korean grammar and usage.
  • Exercises throughout reinforce learning and link theory to practice

Suitable both for classroom use or self-study, Speed Up Your Korean is the ideal resource for all intermediate learners of Korean wishing to refine their language skills.

Table of Contents

1 Pronunciation and Spelling 2 Word Order and Particles 3 Verbs 4 Verb Endings 5 Honorifics, Address Terms and Pronouns 6 Untranslatable words 7 Collocations, Idiomatic Expressions Appendices 1 Irregular verbs table2. Romanization systems

About the Authors

Lucien Brown is Assistant Professor of Korean Linguistics at the University of Oregon, USA

Jaehoon Yeon is Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics at the SOAS University of London

About the Series

Speed up your Language Skills

The Speed Up Your Language Skills series publishes innovative, high quality textbooks focusing on common errors as an effective tool to improve one’s skills in a foreign language. Such errors are often either driven by linguistic transfer from English or caused by common misperceptions about the grammatical structure of a foreign language.

The primary objectives of the series are to explain and illustrate in context the most common errors made by English-speaking students in a foreign language and to classify them in easy-to-reference categories. Students can thus learn the appropriate usage of words and expressions and understand the reasons why they persistently make the same mistakes. The inclusion of exercises, shortcuts, mnemonic devices and much-needed strategies, not usually seen in conventional grammar books, facilitates vocabulary acquisition and mastery of essential grammatical elements.

Books in the series are intended as primary or supplementary texts at the intermediate and advanced levels. Due to its self-explanatory approach and user-friendly format, the series is also recommended for self-learners who wish to "speed up" their language skills. Proposals for the series will be welcomed by the Series Editor.

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