The Korean Language by Ho-min SohnThe Korean Language by Ho-min Sohn

The Korean Language

byHo-min Sohn

Paperback | April 9, 2001

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This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the linguistics of Korean. It presents essential facts about the language: its speakers, its relation to other languages of the world, historical development, dialects (including the differences between South and North Korean), writing systems, the composition and structure of words, and sound patterns and syntax. It provides a wealth of examples and user-friendly descriptions that do not presuppose advanced knowledge of either linguistic theory or Korean on the part of the reader.
Title:The Korean LanguageFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:468 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.02 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 1.02 inPublished:April 9, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521369436

ISBN - 13:9780521369435


Table of Contents

Maps; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Genetic affiliation; 3. Historical development; 4. Dialects; 5. Lexicon; 6. Writing systems; 7. Sound patterns; 8. Word structure; 9. Grammatical structure; Select bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"it is an indispensable resource for anyone with a serious interest in the Korean language." Canadian Journal of Linguistics