9780415385138

Korean: An Essential Grammar

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415385138

  • ISBN10:

    041538513X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-31
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Korean: An Essential Grammar is a concise and convenient guide to the basic grammatical structure of standard Korean. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging Grammaruses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of Korean in short, readable sections. Key features include: clear explanations of grammatical terms frequent use of authentic examples the Korean alphabet used alongside McCune-Reischauer romanization system a full glossary of explanations.

Table of Contents

Preface List of Abbreviations and Notations Glossary
Introduction Korean and its speakers
Writing system
History
Inventory
Romanization
Pronunciation
The Syllable
Consonants
Vowels
Intonation
Sentence 3
The elements of a simple sentence
Subject
Object
Predicate
Sentence patterns
Basic word order
Words 4
Types of vocabulary
Expanding words
Verbs
Action verbs
Descriptive verbs
Two kinds of 'be'
Making new verbs
Marking time and aspect
Honorification
Subject honorification
Addressee honorification
Reference honorification
Causatives and passives
Nouns, pronouns, classifiers, noun phrases
Proper and common nouns
Pronouns
Numerals and numeral classifiers
Making new nouns
Making noun phrases
Noun compounds
Word order in noun phrases
Case marking
Modifiers
Adverbs
Noun modifiers
Deictics
Mimetic words
Reduplication
Vowel
Negation
Short-form
Long-form
Expanded sentences
Compound sentences
Complex sentences
Casual speech
Linguistic protocol
Choosing the appropriate speech form
Honorific readjustments and politeness strategies
Language, ideology, and society
Glossary of terms with explanations
List of particles, suffixes, and sentential endings
Further reading
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