The Sounds of Korean

Cambridge University Press
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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.
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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).

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Publisher
Cambridge University Press
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Published on
Nov 1, 2012
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Pages
265
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ISBN
9781139789882
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Language
English
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Genres
Foreign Language Study / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology
Language Arts & Disciplines / Translating & Interpreting
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