Beginning Korean

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Yale University Press, 1969 - Foreign Language Study - 575 pages
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A model of structural linguistic analysis as well as a teaching tool, this text gives the student a comprehensive grasp of the essentials of modern Korean in 25 lessons, with 5 review lessons, leading to advanced levels of proficiency. It has been designed for adult students working either in classes or by themselves, with the assistance of native speakers or tape recordings. Each lesson contains basic sentences, grammar notes with additional examples, exercises, comprehension practice, and conversation guides. Of particular value is the systematic presentation of grammatical structures, with a detailed cross-index integrated into the Korean-English vocabulary that accompanies the English-Korean vocabulary at the end of the book. The pronunciation is introduced in carefully planned drills that are grouped together at the beginning of the book. The course follows the overall pedagogical methods that have come to be known as the Yale audio-lingual approach. Mr. Martin is chariman of the Department of Linguistics at Yale University, and Mrs. Lee is assistant professor of Korean at the University of Hawaii.
 

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Contents

Saying the Right Thing
1
Whats What and Whos Who
11
Where Things Are
23
Getting Things Done
37
Review
60
Counting Things
69
Meet the Family
94
Daily Activities
114
Attending a Dinner Party
296
A Sick Call
317
Review
340
Planning a Picnic
349
Lets Make a Snow Manl
369
Getting a Watch Repaired
386
Afterthoughts
401
Review
425

Weather and Other Conditions
145
Review
174
I Guess You Know
181
A ConcertGoer
195
School Days
219
Tennis Anyone?
238
Review
255
Around the House
261
A Visit from a Missionary
277
A Job in Korea
447
The Henpecked Husband
465
A Laundry Problem
483
Review
497
Vocabularies
511
EnglishKorean Vocabulary
551
Table of Romanization Systems
575
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Samuel E. Martin received his undergraduate and master's degree in Oriental languages from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. in linguistics from Yale University. At Yale he has served as chairman of the Department of East and South Asian Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Linguistics. He is the author of numerous books and papers on Japanese and Korean, including the definitive A Reference Grammar of Japanese and A Reference Grammar of Korean.

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