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Author: Ho-min Sohn
Publisher: Korea University Press
Pub. Date: Oct 2013
Pages: 603
Cover: Hardcover
Dimensions (in inches): 6.29 x 9.09 x 1.25
ISBN: 9788976418319
Language: English
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Korean is a descriptive grammar book for language teachers, students, and scholars of Korean linguistics. Since Korean is a comprehensive reference book which provides a broad and detailed description of the structure of the language in a theory-neutral manner, it is useful to Korean linguists of any theoretical orientation, while still extremely accessible to students studying the language beyond the elementary level.


PREFACE to the KUP Edition


1.1. General properties
1.1.1. Sentence types Direct speech and quoted speech Interrogative sentences Imperative sentences Propositives and other sentence types Indirect speech acts
1.1.2. Subordination Markers of subordination Noun clauses Adjectival (relative) clauses Adverbial clauses Sequence of tenses
1.2. Structural properties
1.2.1. Internal structure of the sentence Copular sentences Verb sentences Adverbials
1.2.2. Adjective phrases Operational definition of adjective phrase Arguments of adjectives Adjective-modifying adverbs Order of constituents
1.2.3. Adverbial phrases Operational definition of adverbial phrase Elements modifying adverbials Relative order Restrictions
1.2.4. Postpositional phrases Operational definition for postpositional phrase Postpositional phrases and their arguments Modification of postpositions Multiple case governing of postpositions
1.2.5. Noun phrases (nominal constituents) Operational definition for noun phrase Modifiers in noun phrases Multiple modification and order of constituents
1.3. Coordination
1.3.1. Sentential coordination
1.3.2. Coordination of words and phrases
1.3.3. Number of coordinators
1.3.4. Coordination and comitative
1.3.5. Cooccurrence between different types of elements
1.3.6. Omission under identity
1.4. Negation
1.4.1. Sentence negation
1.4.2. Constituent negation
1.4.3. Multiple negation
1.4.4. Negation in coordinated structure
1.4.5. Negation by predicate in higher clause
1.5. Anaphora
1.5.1. Means of expressing anaphora
1.5.2. Syntactic properties of anaphoric expression
1.6. Reflexives
1.6.1. Means of reflexivity expression
1.6.2. Scope of reflexivity
1.6.3. Intraclause reflexivity
1.6.4. Positional possibilities within clause
1.6.5. Antecedent and reflexive
1.6.6. Reflexive relations within nominalized clauses
1.6.7. Reflexive relations within noun phrases
1.6.8. Reflexives without overt antecedent
1.6.9. Other uses of reflexives
1.7. Reciprocals
1.7.1. Means to express reciprocals
1.7.2. Scope of reciprocality
1.7.3. Antecedent and reciprocal
1.8. Comparison
1.8.1. Means to express comparison
1.8.2. Omitted elements
1.8.3. Correlative comparison
1.9. Equatives
1.9.1. Means to express equatives
1.9.2. Omitted elements
1.10. Possession
1.10.1. Constructions of possessive sentences
1.10.2. Alienable versus inalienable possession
1.10.3. Temporary versus permanent possession
1.10.4. Possession of persons, animals, and things
1.10.5. Present versus past possession
1.11. Emphasis
1.11.1. Sentence emphasis
1.11.2. Constituent emphasis
1.11.3. Focus of yes-no questions
1.12. Topic
1.12.1. Means to indicate topic of a sentence
1.12.2. Elements to be topicalized
1.12.3. Trace in movement
1.12.4. Topicalization as obligatory or optional
1.13. Heavy shift
1.13.1. General
1.13.2. Structures subject to heavy shift
1.13.3. Positions for heavy shift
1.14. Other movement processes
1.14.1. Scrambling
1.14.2. Postposing
1.15. Minor sentence-types
1.15.1. Lack of main predicate
1.15.2. Omission of main clauses
1.16. Word-classes
1.16.1. Categorization of word-classes
1.16.2. Noun
1.16.3. Pronoun
1.16.4. Verb
1.16.5. Adjective
1.16.6. Adverb
1.16.7. Determiner
1.16.8. Particle
1.16.9. Word-class summary

2.1. Inflection
2.1.1. Noun inflection Indicators of noun phrase functions Expression of syntactic functions Syntactic functions with nonfinite verbs Nonlocal semantic functions Local semantic functions Location in time Double case-marking Nominal number-marking Noun classes Definiteness in noun phrases Indefiniteness in noun phrases Referentiality in indefiniteness Genericness in noun phrases Relative importance of noun actors
2.1.2. Pronouns Personal pronouns Reflexive pronouns Reciprocal pronouns Possessive pronouns Demonstrative pronouns Interrogative pronouns and other question words Relative pronouns and other relative words
2.1.3. Verb morphology Voice Tense Aspect Mood Nonfinite forms Other inflectional categories Strings of verbs
2.1.4. Adjectives Predicative versus attributive Absolute versus contingent Agreement Comparison Degrees of quality Predicative inflectional categories
2.1.5. Postpositions
2.1.6. Numerals and quantifiers Numeral forms in counting Cardinal numerals as attributes Distinct numerals for different objects Ordinal numerals Other derivatives of numerals Quantifiers
2.1.7. Adverbs Expressions of comparison Degrees of quality
2.2. Derivational morphology
2.2.1. Nominal derivation Nouns from nouns Nouns from verbs Nouns from adjectives Nouns from adverbs Nouns from determiners
2.2.2. Verb derivation Verbs from nouns Verbs from verbs Verbs from adjectives Verbs from adverbs
2.2.3. Adjective derivation Adjectives from nouns Adjectives from verbs Adjectives from adjectives Adjectives from adverbs
2.2.4. Adverb derivation Adverbs from nouns Adverbs from verbs Adverbs from adjectives Adverbs from adverbs Adverbs from determiners
2.2.5. Determiner derivation
2.2.6. Postpositional derivation Postpositional compounds Complex postpositions Derived postpositions
2.2.7. Compound morphology General properties of Korean compounds Compound nouns Compound verbs Compound adjectives Compound adverbs Compound determiners

3.1. Phonological units (segmental)
3.1.1. Distinctive segments
3.1.2. Phonetic characteristics
3.2. Phonotactics
3.2.1. Admissible simple consonants
3.2.2. Admissible consonant clusters
3.2.3. Admissible vowels
3.2.4. Structure of lexical morphemes
3.2.5. Syllable structure
3.2.6. Cooccurrence restrictions
3.3. Suprasegmentals
3.3.1. Distinctive length
3.3.2. Stress
3.3.3. Pitch
3.3.4. Intonation
3.4. Morphophonology (segmental)
3.4.1. Sound alternations
3.4.2. Metathesis processes
3.4.3. Coalescence processes
3.4.4. Deletion and insertion
3.4.5. Reduplication
3.4.6. Consonant weakening in irregular verbs
3.5. Morphophonology (suprasegmental)
3.5.1. Vowel shortening
3.5.2. Stress, tone, and intonation

4.1. Ideophones
4.1.1. Sound symbolism
4.1.2. Structural aspects
4.1.3. Sample list
4.2. Interjections
4.2.1. Interjectional types
4.2.2. Structural features
4.2.3. Sample list

5.1. General characteristics of Korean lexicon
5.2. Structured semantic fields
5.2.1. Kinship terminology
5.2.2. Color terminology
5.2.3. Body parts
5.2.4. Cooking terminology
5.3. Basic vocabulary



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