Topics in the History and Structure of the Korean Language
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Objectives and learning outcomes of the courseThe aim of this course is to provide students taking Masters programme in Korean Studies 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.
WorkloadA total 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 and 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 (70%); first piece of written coursework to be submitted in term 2 (15%); second piece of written coursework to be submitted in term 3 (15%).
A reading list for this course will be given to students at the beginning of the course.