Structure of Korean
Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Taught In English
Host University Units3
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course will provide an overview of the structure of the Korean language and discuss the relevant analyses of a certain structure. Based on the readings of the text, we will discuss the adequacy of the analyses including the generalizations and consider expanded sets of data. This course touches on the general areas of Korean linguistics, from Korean language background, genetic affiliation, historical development, dialect, lexicon, writing system, sound pattern, morphology, syntax, language and gender, language society, to sociolinguistics. The caviar of this course is to compare Korean with English from many linguistic perspectives. For each week, everyone is required to complete the assigned readings specified in the syllabus and is encouraged to read the related literature if possible. Each of you is strongly recommended to further investigate the issues before the class meetings and reach your own conclusions concerning the adequacy of the analyses presented in the books.
Ho-min Sohn. 1999. The Korean Language. Cambridge University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0521369435
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.