The Korean Language
By (author) Jae Jung Song
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Korean Language by Jae Jung Song
Book DescriptionSuitable for students of all levels, this book provides a general description of the Korean language by highlighting important structural aspects whilst keeping technical details to a minimum. By examining the Korean language in its geographical, historical, social and cultural context the reader is able to gain a good understanding of its speakers and the environment in which it is used. The book covers a range of topics on Korean including its genetic affiliation, historical development, sound patterns, writing systems, vocabulary, grammar and discourse. The text is designed to be accessible, primarily to English-speaking learners of Korean and scholars working in disciplines other than linguistics, as well as serving as a useful introduction for general linguists. The book complements Korean language textbooks used in the classroom and will be welcomed not only by readers with a wider interest in Korean studies, but also by Asian specialists in general.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415328029
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jae Jung Song
Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology, Paperback (March 2013)
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Word Order, Paperback (March 2012)
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Linguistic Typology, Paperback (August 2000)» View all books by Jae Jung Song
Linguistic typology is the study of the structural similarities between languages regardless of their history. This book provides an accessible overview of the most prominent areas of study and research in the subject using examples taken from a wide range of languages.
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Author Biography - Jae Jung Song
Jae Jung Song teaches linguistics at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has contributed to international journals including Lingua, Linguistics and Oceanic Linguistics. He is the author of Causatives and Causation (1996) and Linguistic Typology: Morphology and Syntax (2001).
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