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.Read more
- 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 OregonSee more reviews
'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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- 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
6. Frequency trends of Korean sounds
8. Phonological rules of Korean (I)
9. Phonological rules of Korean (II)
10. Loanword phonology.
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