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Subject: Korean Grammatical Constructions: Yeon

Title: Korean Grammatical Constructions
Subtitle: Their form and meaning
Series Title: Saffron Korean Linguistics Series
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Saffron Books (Eastern Art Publishing)

Availability: Available
Author: Jaehoon Yeon, SOAS, University of London 

Hardback: ISBN: 1872843360, Pages: 231, Price: GBP 32.90/USD 49.50/ROW
	 GBP 37.90
Paperback: ISBN: 1872843263, Pages: 231, Price: GBP 21.90/USD
	 40.50/ROW GBP 26.90

This is the inaugural volume in the Saffron Korean Linguistics Series,
published by Eastern Art Publishing in conjunction with the Centre of
Korean Studies, SOAS, University of London. "Korean Grammatical
Constructions" is a functional-typological analysis of Korean
grammatical constructions in which the grammatical relation, or the
case-marking, alternates. Although there is a great deal of
correspondence between grammatical relations and the morphological
marking, the latter sometimes fail to give a clear indication of
grammatical relations, or give inconsistent indications. The
grammatical relations (GR) can be changed by the operation of
GR-changing processes such as causative, passive, anticausative and
possessor-ascension, but the semantic roles remain unchanged in some
constructions. The author has taken into account semantic (and
pragmatic) factors in explaining the morpho-syntactic behaviour of
Korean grammatical constructions. It was shown that differences in
morphological coding features may indicate differences in semantic

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction; 2. Grammatical roles and relations;
3. Double-Nominative and Dative-Subject Constructions; 4. Causatives,
5. Passives; 6. Causative-Passive Correlations; 7. Transitivity
Alternation and Neutral-Verbs in Korean; 8. Possessor-Ascension
Constructions; 9. Locative Alternation; 10. Conclusion; Bibliography;

Ordering Information:

Please visit to download and print a pdf version of
the order form. Alternatively, use any of the following options to
order single or multiple copies of Korean Grammatical
Constructions. For airmail delivery contact

Post or fax:
Saffron Books
Eastern Art Publishing
P O Box 13666
London SW14 8WF, UK
T +44 - [0]20 - 8392 1122

About the Series:

Series Editors: Jaehoon Yeon and Jae Jung Song

The Saffron Korean Linguistics Series is devoted particularly to
functionally and/or typologically orientated research on Korean
language and linguistics. Volumes in the series, while dealing with
specific topics in Korean language and linguistics, will address
broadly defined functional and/or typological issues and concerns,
rather than matters of abstract theoretical polemics. Theoretical or
applied work related to Korean language will also be considered. The
series aims to offer an international academic forum for the
dissemination of the latest research into Korean linguistics as well
as Korean language studies.

The Series Editors welcome manuscripts on any aspect of Korean
linguistics and language study, including Phonetics, Phonology,
Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Typology, Discourse
Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Language Acquisition, Historical
Linguistics, and Korean Language Teaching.

Submission enquiries should initially be addressed to Jaehoon Yeon.
Manuscripts or abstracts for book proposals must be submitted
simultaneously to both the Series Editors. Contributors whose native
language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscripts
read, and revised where warranted, by native speakers.

Jaehoon Yeon
Centre of Korean Studies University of London, SOAS, London WC1H 0XG,
United Kingdom Email:

Jae Jung Song
Linguistics Programme, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New
Lingfield(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Korean (Language Code: KKN)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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