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Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar

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Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar is a reference to Korean grammar, and presents a thorough overview of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Korean.

The book moves from the alphabet and pronunciation through morphology and word classes to a detailed analysis of sentence structures and semantic features such as aspect, tense, speech styles and negation.

Updated and revised, this new edition includes lively descriptions of Korean grammar, taking into account the latest research in Korean linguistics. More lower-frequency grammar patterns have been added, and extra examples have been included throughout the text.

The unrivalled depth and range of this updated edition of Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar makes it an essential reference source on the Korean language.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Korean Language
1.1 Characteristic Features of Korean
1.2 Korean Script and Pronunciation
2. Nouns, Nominal Forms, Pronouns and Numbers
2.1 Nouns
2.2 Nominal Forms
2.3 Pronouns
2.4 Numbers and Counting
3. Particles
3.1 Defining Particles
3.2 Case Particles
3.3 Special Particles
4. Verbs
4.1 Characteristics of Korean Verbs
4.2 Negatives
4.3 Tense and Aspect
4.4 Derived Verbs: Passives, Causatives and Others
5. Auxiliary (Support) Verbs
5.1 Auxiliary Verbs with –(아/어)
5.2 Auxiliary Verbs with –(아/어)다
5.3 Auxiliary Verbs with –고
5.4 Auxiliary Verbs with –(으)ㄹ까
5.5 Auxiliary Verbs with –나/ㄴ가
5.6 Auxiliaries with –게
5.7 Auxiliary Verb with –(아/어)야
6. Honorifics
6.1 Speech Styles (Hearer Honorifics)
6.2 Referent Honorifics
6.3 Terms of Address
7. Clausal Connectives
7.1 Causal Connectives
7.2 Contrastive Connectives
7.3 Additional and Sequential Connectives
7.4 Optional Connectives
7.5 Conditional Connectives
7.6 Causative Connectives
7.7 Intentive Connectives
7.8 Comparison Connectives
8. Modifiers
8.1 Modifying Forms
8.2 Sentence Patterns with Modifier Clauses
9. Sentence Endings
9.1 –고말고 ‘of course …’
9.2 –거든 ‘it’s because’, ‘you see’
9.3 –나?/–(으)ㄴ가? dubitative questions
9.4 –(는)군, –(는)구나, –(는)구려, –(는)구만/구먼 exclamations
9.5 –네 evidential exclamations
9.6 –다마다 ‘of course’
9.7 –담/람 disapproval
9.8 –(으)ㄹ걸 presumptions, regrets
9.9 –(으)ㄹ게 promise-like futures
9.10 –(으)ㄹ까? suggestions, tentative questions
9.11 –(으)ㄹ래 ‘feel like (doing)’
9.12 –(으)ㄹ텐데 ‘I’m afraid’
9.13 –(으)랴 ‘could … really?’
9.14 –(으)련마는/–(으)련만 ‘should, must’
9.15 –(으)렴 / –(으)려무나 granting permission; orders
9.16 –(으)마 promise-like futures
9.17 –잖아 ‘you know’
9.18 –지 tag questions
10. Quotations
10.1 Direct Quotations
10.2 Indirect Quotations
10.3 Reduced Indirect Quotations in Reported Speech
10.4 Special Patterns with Indirect Quotations
11. Other Word Classes
11.1 Adnouns
11.2 Adverbs
11.3 Prefixes and Suffixes
Glossary of Linguistic Terms
Related Readings and Bibliography
Index of Grammatical Constructions (Korean)
Index of Translation Equivalents (English)
General Index

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