The Handbook of Korean Linguistics

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Lucien Brown, Jaehoon Yeon
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 28, 2015 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 528 pages

The Handbook of Korean Linguistics presents state-of-the-art overviews of the linguistic research on the Korean language.

• Structured to allow a range of theoretical perspectives in addressing linguistic phenomena

• Includes chapters on Old Korean and Middle Korean, present-day language policies in North and South Korea, social aspects of Korean as a heritage language, and honorifics

• Indispensable and unique resource not only for those studying Korean linguistics but cross-linguistic research in general


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Part II Topics in Korean Morphology and Syntax
Part III Syntax Semantics and their Interface
Part IV Discourse Pragmatics and Grammaticalization
Part V Language Acquisition
Part VI Varieties of Korean

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About the author (2015)

Lucien Brown is Senior Lecturer of Korean Studies at the Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include socio-pragmatics and politeness, as well as second language acquisition. He is the author of Korean Honorifics and Politeness in Language Learning (2011) and the co-author of Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar (with J. Yeon, 2011).

Jaehoon Yeon is Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics at SOAS, University of London, UK. His research areas include functional-typological linguistics, Korean morpho-syntax, and grammatical constructions. He is the author of Korean Grammatical Constructions: Their Form and Meaning (2003), Get Started in Korean (2013), and co-author of Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar (with L. Brown, 2011).

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