LINGUIST List 12.1996

Thu Aug 9 2001

Books: Korean Language, Russian Language

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  1. Joyce Reid, The Korean Language by Ho-Min Sohn
  2. Joyce Reid, Russian Language: RUS': Comprehensive Course Russian

Message 1: The Korean Language by Ho-Min Sohn

Date: 06 Aug 2001 11:27:37 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: The Korean Language by Ho-Min Sohn

The Korean Language
Ho-Min Sohn, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Now in paperback...

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the linguistics of
Korean. It presents essential facts about the language: its speakers,
its relation to other languages of the world, historical development,
dialects (including the differences between South and North Korean),
writing systems, the composition and structure of words, and sound
patterns and syntax. It provides a wealth of examples and
user-friendly descriptions that do not presuppose advanced knowledge
of either linguistic theory or Korean on the part of the reader.


1. Introduction; 2. Genetic affiliation; 3. Historical development;
4. Dialects; 5. Lexicon; 6. Writing systems; 7. Sound patterns;
8. Word structure; 9. Grammatical structure.

Cambridge Language Surveys

2001/466 pp./3 maps
0-521-36943-6/Pb/List: $24.95
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Message 2: Russian Language: RUS': Comprehensive Course Russian

Date: 06 Aug 2001 11:18:28 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Russian Language: RUS': Comprehensive Course Russian

RUS': Comprehensive Course Russian
Sarah Smyth, Trinity College, Dublin Ireland
Elena Crosbie, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

This comprehensive foundation course offers a highly interactive
approach to learning Russian. Designed for beginners, it covers all
the material required to reach intermediate level either at high
school or during the first year of university. The course provides: 7
Thorough grounding in the grammar and structures of contemporary
Russian 7 Wide-ranging activities and exercises for both classroom use
and self study 7 Informative texts selected to foster cultural
awareness 7 Lively illustrations to reinforce learning 7 Extensive
reference features including a section on basic concepts of grammar 7
Teachers' guidelines 7 Cassettes and on-line answer key


Outline of the course; Teachers' guidelines; Introductory Unit; Units
1-20; Language awareness; Grammar summary; Summary of functions;
Vocabulary checklist; Index of texts.

2002/c. 625 pp./102 halftones/12 figures/2 graphs/265 line diagrams/1 map/320
64206-X/Hb/List: $90.00*
64555-7/Pb/List: $34.95*

01074-8/4 Cassettes/List: $29.95*
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Monday, July 23, 2001