The Korean Language: structure, use and context by Jae Jung SongProvides a general description of the Korean language by highlighting structural aspects. This book examines the Korean language in its geographical, historical, social and cultural context and covers topics such as the language's genetic affiliation, historical development, sound patterns, writing systems, vocabulary, grammar and discourse.
Location: Mugar Stacks PL911 .S655 2005 and Online
The Handbook of Korean Linguistics by Lucien Brown (Editor); Jaehoon Yeon (Editor)The Handbook of Korean Linguistics presents state-of-the-art overviews of the linguistic research on the Korean language. - Structured to allow a range of theoretical perspectives in addressing linguistic phenomena - Includes chapters on Old Korean and Middle Korean, present-day language policies in North and South Korea, social aspects of Korean as a heritage language, and honorifics - Indispensable and unique resource not only for those studying Korean linguistics but cross-linguistic research in general
The Role of Contact in the Origins of the Japanese and Korean Languages by J. Marshall UngerDespite decades of research on the reconstruction of proto-Korean-Japanese (pKJ), some scholars still reject a genetic relationship. This study addresses their doubts in a new way, interpreting comparative linguistic data within a context of material and cultural evidence, much of which has come to light only in recent years. The weaknesses of the reconstruction, according to J. Marshall Unger, are due to the early date at which pKJ split apart and to lexical material that the pre-Korean and pre-Japanese branches later borrowed from different languages to their north and south, respectively.
Location: Mugar Stacks PL525.2 .U54 2009
Publication Date: 2008
Korea-Japonica: A Re-Evaluation of a Common Genetic Origin by Alexander VovinThe Japonic (Japanese and Ryukyuan) portmanteau language family and the Korean language have long been considered isolates on the fringe of northeast Asia. In this volume, a leading historical linguist presents a significant challenge to a view widely held by Japonic and Korean historical linguistics on the relationship between the two language families and offers material support for the skepticism long espoused by general historical linguists on the matter. His findings will both challenge and illuminate issues of interest to all linguists working with language contact and typology as well as those concerned with the prehistory and early history of East Asia.
Location: Mugar Memorial Library Reference X (P29 .E48 2006 )
Publication Date: 2005
These 4 volumes contain articles on central linguistic themes, their related concepts and relationships with other disciplines. They intend to be authoritative, comprehensive and international in scope, while appealing to an academic audience. There is an alphabetic list of the articles; the longer entries are signed and followed by bibliographies.
Location: Mugar Memorial Library Reference X (P29 .I58 2003)
Publication Date: 2003
The goal of this source is to present articles on the full range of linguistic disciplines (applied, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, etc.) and their inter-relationships, as well as their intersections with other disciplines.