Elementary Korean: (Audio CD Included)

Elementary Korean: (Audio CD Included)

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Elementary Korean: (Audio CD Included) by Ross King, Jaehoon Yeon

This is a comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook and language learning package.

Korean is now the 15th most popular language taught at American universities. This new edition of Elementary Korean, the most comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook available, offers beginning learners of Korean everything they need to learn the language effectively. Perfect for a first-year university-level course use or the independent language learner. No prior knowledge of the language is necessary.

The new format, now with dozens of illustrations, presents Korean vocabulary and Korean grammar in an accessible and understandable manner while extensive conversations and exercises help to reinforce the Korean language and build reading and listening comprehension.

This edition includes:

  • An MP3 audio CD and a dedicated website.
  • Rich and highly nuanced examples with brand new illustrations.
  • Detailed but on–technical grammar notes, ample writing exercises with an accompanying answer key.
  • Detailed examples of authentic dialogue.
  • Highly technical grammar notes.
  • Plenty of writing practice.
Dialogues, reading texts, and written exercises are in Hangul, the Korean alphabet, so students are quickly able to read and write authentic Korean. Layered lessons are designed to build on each other, making Korean easy to learn from the most popular introductory Korean language textbook available. Included is a revised audio CD that helps learners to speak like a native and a web-based practice component through the University of British Columbia that can help students to learn Korean even beyond the pages of this book. According to the Modern Language Association, enrollment in Korean in American universities is increasing rapidly.

Available separately is the companion Elementary Korean Workbook. This helpful workbook will assist you in practicing and polishing your Korean language skills. Each lesson supplements the corresponding lesson in the textbook. There are ten activities per lesson, offering a range of exercises and practice opportunities to enable you to achieve proficiency in everyday, conversational Korean.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804844987
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Edition description: Paperback with disc
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 81,874
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ross King, Ph.D., is Professor of Korean and Head of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. He completed his B.A. in Linguistics at Yale and his doctorate in Linguistics (Korean) at Harvard. Dr. King taught Korean language and linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, from 1990 to 1994, before accepting his current position. Dr. King's research interests range from Korean historical grammar, dialectology and pedagogy to the language, culture and history of the ethnic Korean minority in the former Soviet Union. He also serves as Dean of the Korean Language Village at Concordia Language Villages, a Korean language and culture summer immersion program for young people ages 7 to 18 that is based in northern Minnesota.

Jaehoon Yeon, Ph.D., is Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics and Chair of the Centre of Korean Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is the author of Korean Grammatical Constructions: Their Form and Meaning (Saffron Books, London) and the co-author of Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar (Routledge), Complete Korean: Teach Yourself (Hodder Education) and Integrated Korean: Advanced I, II (University of Hawaii Press). He has published many articles on Korean grammar and linguistics. He has been teaching Korean language and linguistics at SOAS since 1989. Dr. Yeon's research interests include a wide range of Korean linguistics (especially morpho-syntax) and linguistic typology, Korean language pedagogy, and translation.

Table of Contents

About this Bookxv
Cast of Characters in the Bookxxii
Lesson 1Basic Expressions1
Basic Expressions: Korean Script1
Basic Expressions: Transcription3
Guide to the Phonetic Transcription System in Lessons One to Four6
Lesson Notes7
1.1.Styles of Speech7
1.2.Word Classes8
Lesson 2More Basic Expressions12
Basic Expressions (II): Korean Script12
Basic Expressions (II): Transcription14
Lesson Notes16
2.1.Korean Sentence Patterns16
2.2.Korean Names17
Lesson 3Korean Writing and Basic Pronunciation24
[characters not reproducible] The Korean Writing System24
The Vowels25
The Consonants27
More on the Three-way Consonants30
The Alphabet in a Dictionary31
1.Republic of Korea (South Korea)32
2.Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)33
How to Write Korean34
Stroke Orders34
Structure of Written Syllables36
Structure of Pronounced Syllables37
Lesson 4Further Pronunciation Guidelines44
4.1.Automatic Voicing of Plain [characters not reproducible]44
4.2.Non-release of Final Consonants45
4.3.The Gang of Seven: [characters not reproducible]45
4.4.Other Gang of Seven Situations46
4.5.When the Gang of Seven Gets Up Your Nose47
4.6.Peculiarities of the Korean [characters not reproducible]48
4.7.Automatic Doubling49
4.8.Leapfrogging [characters not reproducible]50
4.9.Pronunciation of [characters not reproducible] before i50
4.10.Long and Short Vowels50
4.11.The Names of the Korean Letters51
Exercises: Pronunciation52
Lesson 5This is my wife54
Korean Dialogues54
Lesson Notes59
5.1.Pronouns in Korean59
5.2.Sentence Subjects and Topics60
5.3.The Copula and Equational Sentences64
5.4.The Particle [characters not reproducible]: too, also, even65
5.5.Expressing Possession with the Particle [characters not reproducible]66
Lesson 6Excuse me, but where is the Plaza Hotel?73
Korean Dialogues73
Lesson Notes78
6.1.Existence and Location with [characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible]78
6.2.Possession with [characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible]80
6.3.Location Particle [characters not reproducible] in, at81
6.4.The Particle [characters not reproducible] and, with82
6.5.Place Nouns82
6.6.More about the Topic Particle [characters not reproducible]85
6.7.Answering Negative Questions85
6.8.The Plural Marker [characters not reproducible]86
Lesson 7Where do they sell tickets to Taejon?92
Korean Dialogues92
Lesson Notes97
7.1.Verbs: The Polite Style and the Infinitive97
7.2.Korean Verbs with Consonant Bases99
7.3.The Dictionary Form of Korean Verbs100
7.4.Three Types of Special Consonant Base100
7.5.Korean Verbs with Vowel Bases101
7.6.The Direct Object Particle [characters not reproducible]104
7.7.Particles of Direction: to, from106
7.8.Static and Dynamic Location107
7.9.Using Location To Express Possession109
7.10.Different Kinds of Verbs109
7.11.More on the Particle [characters not reproducible]111
7.12.Placement of Manner Adverbs112
Lesson 8Aren't you taking any other subjects?119
Korean Dialogues119
Lesson Notes125
8.1.Verbs: Short Negatives with [characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible]125
Pronunciation of [characters not reproducible]126
8.2.Verbs: Honorifics128
8.2.1.The Honorific Marker [characters not reproducible]128
8.2.2.The Honorific Polite Style: [characters not reproducible]129
8.3.Verbal Nouns: Processive and Descriptive133
8.3.1.Separable Verbal Nouns (Processive)133 [characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible] with Separable Verbal Nouns (Processive)134
8.3.2.Nonseparable Verbal Nouns (Descriptive)135
8.4.More on Adverbs135
8.5.More New Particles: Instrumental [characters not reproducible]137
8.6.More New Particles: [characters not reproducible] and138
8.7.Particle Sequences139
Lesson 9Did you have a good weekend?145
Korean Dialogues144
Lesson Notes151
9.1.Verbs: Past Tense151
9.1.1.Past Tense, Polite Style151
9.1.2.Past and Past-Past153
9.1.3.Past Tense, Honorific Polite Style153
9.2.The Particle [characters not reproducible] and155
9.3.Ways To Say (together) with156
9.4.Ways To Say like156
9.4.1.The Particle [characters not reproducible]156
9.4.2.The Verb [characters not reproducible]157
9.5.The Purposive Form [characters not reproducible]157
9.6.Expressing Wishes with [characters not reproducible]158
Lesson 10Review 1166
10.1.Vocabulary Review166
10.2.Particle Review169
10.3.Verb Review171
10.4.Sentence Review174
10.5.Korean Conversations179
Lesson 11I'm 21. I was born in 1976181
Korean Dialogues181
Lesson Notes186
11.1.Numbers and Counting186
11.2.Numerals in Time Expressions196
11.2.1.Telling the Time196
11.2.3.Telephone Numbers198
11.3.Four New Particles: [characters not reproducible]199
11.3.1.[characters not reproducible] each, every199
11.3.2.[characters not reproducible] only, just199
11.3.3.[characters not reproducible] per, apiece200
11.3.4.[characters not reproducible] about, approximately, by201
11.4.The Particles [characters not reproducible] from and [characters not reproducible] to202
11.5.Formal Style203
Lesson 12I like plays, but I don't like concerts much212
Korean Dialogues212
Lesson Notes219
12.1.Verbs: Suspective Form [characters not reproducible]219
12.2.Uses of the Suspective [characters not reproducible]220
12.2.1.Any Base plus [characters not reproducible] but220
12.2.2.Long Negatives in [characters not reproducible]221
12.2.3.Negative Commands and Suggestions in [characters not reproducible]224
12.2.4.Negative Honorifics226
12.3.The Particle [characters not reproducible]: Noun Agreement226
12.4.Suggestions and Tentative Questions with [characters not reproducible]227
12.5.Thinking of Doing ... with [characters not reproducible]230
12.6.The Adverb [characters not reproducible], Particle [characters not reproducible], and Pseudo-particle [characters not reproducible]231
12.6.1.Adverb [characters not reproducible] versus Particle [characters not reproducible]231
12.6.2.The Particle [characters not reproducible]231
12.7.More Ways To Say or235
12.8.The Wanna Form in [characters not reproducible]236
12.9.Meanings for [characters not reproducible] and Related Words237
Lesson 13I just called a moment ago, but nobody answers243
Korean Dialogues243
Lesson Notes249
13.1.Verbs: the Sequential Form [characters not reproducible]249
13.1.1.[characters not reproducible] As, Since, Because249
13.1.2.[characters not reproducible] When ..., (I realized or discovered ...)250
13.2.Honorifics: Nouns and Particles251
13.3.Kinship Terms252
13.4.Probable Futures with [characters not reproducible]254
13.4.1.Probable Futures in [characters not reproducible] on Plain Bases254
13.4.2.Probable Futures in [characters not reproducible] on Past Bases256
13.5.Rhetorical Retorts in [characters not reproducible]257
13.6.Is doing with [characters not reproducible]258
13.7.As soon as with [characters not reproducible]261
Lesson 14Tongdaemun Market is probably the best, right?268
Korean Dialogues268
Lesson Notes274
14.1.Ways to Say only: [characters not reproducible] plus Affirmative, [characters not reproducible] plus Negative274
14.2.Another Use of [characters not reproducible] as many as275
14.3.Expressions for Going and Coming276
14.4.Verbs: Future-Presumptives in [characters not reproducible]277
14.4.1.How to Attach [characters not reproducible]277
14.4.2.Meaning and Usage of [characters not reproducible]278
14.5.Verbs: Past-Future and Past-Past281
14.6.Immediate Futures in [characters not reproducible]283
14.7.Synopsis: Types of Base and Types of Future284
14.7.1.Types of Base284
14.7.2.Types of Future284
14.7.3.A Reminder about First-, Second- and Third-Person with [characters not reproducible]287
14.8.Suppositives in [characters not reproducible]288
14.9.Synopsis: Compatibility of [characters not reproducible] with Endings Previously Learned290
Lesson 15Review 2295
Review of Lesson Notes295
15.1.Verb Forms: Summary295
15.1.1.Verb Bases295
15.1.2.Verb Endings301
Review Exercises307
Vocabulary Review307
Particle Review309
Autobiographical Sketch311
The Formal Style312
Review of Numbers313
Korean to English Translation314
English to Korean Translation315
Reference Section
Korean to English Vocabulary317
English to Korean Vocabulary332
Korean to English Pattern Glossary349
English to Korean Pattern Glossary355
English Equivalents to the Korean Dialogues363
Answer Key to Written Exercises370

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Elementary Korean 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a very good book. They presents words in korean script and english as well. The cd that comes with the book has two native speakers one female and another male. Their is also phonetic system to help you with the pronounciation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book with plenty of vocabulary and exercises.
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