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LINGUIST List 17.755

Mon Mar 13 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Song

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Liz Levine, The Korean Language: Song


Message 1: The Korean Language: Song
Date: 06-Mar-2006
From: Liz Levine <elizabeth.levinetaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: The Korean Language: Song


Title: The Korean Language
Subtitle: Structure, Use and Context
Published: 2005
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Author: Jae Jung Song
Hardback: ISBN: 0415328020 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 113.00
Abstract:

The Korean language is ranked 11th among the languages in the world in
terms of numbers of speakers. Korean is now studied as an important foreign
language in an increasing number of countries. This book provides a good
overview of the language in a readable way without neglecting important
structural aspects of the language. Furthermore, the book explains
geographical, historical, social and cultural context of the language.

This book provides a general description of the Korean language by
highlighting important structural aspects of the language, whilst keeping
technical details to a minimum. It situates the Korean language in its
geographical, historical, social and cultural context so that readers can
gain a good understanding of its speakers and the environment in which it
is used. Covering a wide range of topics on Korean including its genetic
affiliation, historical development, sound patterns, writing systems,
vocabulary, grammar and discourse, the book also illuminates differences
between North and South Korean, and related language planning and policy
issues. The Korean Language is designed to be accessible primarily to
English-speaking learners of Korean and scholars working in disciplines
other than linguistics, although it also serves as a useful introduction
for general linguists. The book will complement Korean language textbooks
used in the classroom. It will be welcomed not only by readers with a wider
interest in Korean studies, but also by Asian specialists in general.
Moreover it will be valuable reading for so-called heritage learners of
Korean.)

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Korean (kor)

Written In: English (eng )

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