History and Structure of the Korean Language
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- Year 4
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- Full Year
PrerequisitesFourth year Korean reading skills.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the courseThe aim of this course is to provide students taking BA degree in Korean with a clear understanding of the history and structure of Korean language. Students who take the course will be expected to develop advanced analytical skills in the understanding of Korean linguistics and the historical development of Korean language. Students who complete the course will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the grammatical structure of Korean language.
WorkloadTotal of 22 weeks teaching with 2 hours classroom contact per week.
Scope and syllabus
- Introductions: Language and Linguistics
- The structural characteristics of Korean
- The Origin of Korean: Altaic Theory
- History of Korean Language: Old Korean, Middle Korean, Modern Korean, Contemporary Korean
- Romanization of Korean
- Korean writing (I): Hangul
- Korean Writing (II): Hyangchal, Idu, Kugyol
- Linguistic Divergence between North and South Korean
- The Modern Dialects
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Words and Parts of Speech, Word Formation
- Phrase Structure
- Honorifics and Speech Styles
- Korean Grammatical Constructions (I)
- Korean Grammatical constructions (II)
- Korean Grammatical constructions (III)
- Comparative studies on Korean-Japanese Morpho-syntax
- Topics in Korean Language Teaching (I)
- Topics in Korean Language Teaching (II)
Method of assessmentOne three-hour written examination taken in May/June (80%); one essay/report of 2,500 words to be submitted at the end of week 1, term 2 (10%); one essay/report of 2,500 words to be submitted at the end of week 1, term 3 (10%).
A comprehensive reading list will be provided to students at the beginning of the course.