A Historical Literary and Cultural Approach to the Korean Language

A Historical Literary and Cultural Approach to the Korean Language

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This book was written in an attempt to fill the need for a scholarly method for learning to speak, to understand, and - above all - to read Korean. While daily conversational ability is not ignored, this book, as the title indicates, is primarily concerned with presenting the language in its cultural context. This introductory volume presupposes no knowledge of the language.
After pronunciation and writing systems (both the Korean alphabet and the use of Chinese characters) are introduced, grammar is systematically presented and drilled through lessons whose text passages concern Korean history and cultural traditions. An answer key to the exercises is provided so that students who purchase the accompanying cassettes can use this method to study Korean on their own. Further intermediate and advanced volumes using the same method and containing texts taken from Korean folktales, legends, historical writings, and liter ature are in preparation. Students who work through the entire series can expect to attain a deep and fundamental understanding of the structure of the Korean language.
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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • Elizabeth, NJ, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 1565911660
  • 9781565911666