The Sounds of Korean

The Sounds of Korean


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ISBN-13: 9781107672680
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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 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 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).

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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'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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