The Handbook of Korean Linguistics presents state-of-the-art overviews of linguistic research into the Korean language. The volume is divided into six sections: The Sounds of Korean, Korean Morphology and Syntax, the Syntax-Semantics Interface, Discourse and Pragmatics, Language Acquisition, and Varieties of Korean. The editors have brought together contributions from a wide range of international authors, allowing for a variety of theoretical viewpoints as well as coverage of topics such as proto-Korean, present-day language policies in North and South Korea, social aspects of Korean as a heritage language, honorifics, and an in-depth study of syntactic phenomena of the language.
The first authoritative reference work of its kind in the field, this
Handbook is certain to become a key resource for researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates studying Korean linguistics or linguistic typology.
Lucien Brown is Assistant Professor of Korean Linguistics at the University of Oregon. His research interests include socio-pragmatics and politeness, as well as second language acquisition. He is the author of Korean Honorifics and Politeness in Language Learning (2011) and the co-author of Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar (with J. Yeon, 2011).
Jaehoon Yeon is Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics at SOAS, University of London. His research areas include functional-typological linguistics, Korean morpho-syntax, and grammatical constructions. He is the author of
Korean Grammatical Constructions: Their Form and Meaning (2003),
Get Started in Korean (2013), and co-author of
Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar (with L. Brown, 2011).