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The Sounds of Korean


  • Date Published: November 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107030053

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  • This introduction to the sounds of Korean is designed for English-speaking students with no prior knowledge of the language and includes online sound files, which demonstrate the sounds and pronunciation described. It will be an invaluable resource for students of Korean wanting to understand the basis of the current state of Korean phonetics and phonology, as well as for those studying Korean linguistics. • Provides a complete and authoritative description and explanation of the current state of Korean phonetics and phonology • Gives clear comparisons with English and provides practical advice on pronunciation • Provides a wealth of authentic Korean examples • Each chapter contains exercises and Did you know? sections to help students put their knowledge into practice.

    • Provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to Korean phonetics and phonology
    • Each chapter contains exercises and 'Did you know?' sections to help students put their knowledge into practice
    • An accompanying website includes sound files which demonstrate the sounds and pronunciation described
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    'Packed with information and extremely readable, this book is simply the most comprehensive and informative book on Korean phonetics and phonology available in English.' Lucien Brown, University of Oregon

    'An excellent introduction and an important source of information about Korean phonetics. It provides learner-friendly explanations of nearly all aspects of Korean phonetics without employing too much linguistic/phonetic jargon.' Jaehoon Yeon, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107030053
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 173 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 86 b/w illus. 82 tables 79 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Characteristics of the Korean language
    2. Production of sounds
    3. Basic concepts of phonology
    4. Consonants
    5. Vowels
    6. Frequency trends of Korean sounds
    7. Prosody
    8. Phonological rules of Korean (I)
    9. Phonological rules of Korean (II)
    10. Loanword phonology.

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    The Sounds of Korean

    Jiyoung Shin, Jieun Kiaer, Jaeeun Cha

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    Jiyoung Shin, Korea University, Seoul
    Jiyoung Shin is a Professor in the Department of Korean Language and Literature at Korea University, Seoul. She has published widely in Korean phonetics/phonology and is the author of Understanding Speech Sounds (2000), The Sound Pattern of Korean (2003, with Jaeeun Chaa) and Articulatory and Phonological Disorders (2007, with Sujin Kim).

    Jieun Kiaer, University of Oxford
    Jieun Kiaer is Young Bin Min-Korea Foundation University Lecturer in Korean Language and Linguistics in the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford. Her current research is on the pragmatic aspects of syntactic architecture and the role of prosody in syntax.

    Jaeeun Cha, Kyonggi University, Korea
    Jaeeun Chaa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Korean Language and Literature at Kyunggi University. She specialises in Korean phonology and the history of the Korean language and is the author of Middle Korean Phonology (1999) and The Sound Pattern of Korean (2003, with Jiyoung Shin).

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