Readings in Linguistics II

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Readings in Linguistics II

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Description & Objectives
    This course is an introductory survey of morpho-syntax and semantic-pragmatics in natural language. As identified in the course title, our investigation will be based on several readings of the academic literature on various theoretical linguistic issues. During the semester, we
    will discuss ten important topics (refer to details in the course schedule). Students will learn how to read and discuss these topics. Although we will investigate cross-linguistic phenomena, our main interests will be focused on morpho-syntax and semantics in the Korean language, and the methods that linguists utilize to arrive at their findings. At the beginning of each class we will discuss fundamental concepts with cross-linguistic empirical data and descriptive examination, and then in the remainder of the class tour the landscape of Korean morpho-syntactic and semantics phenomena with formal analysis.

    By the end of the course, you should:
    1. Know the basic issues at state in morpho-syntax and semantics;
    2. Have mastery of a basic vocabulary of morpho-syntactic and semantic concepts;
    3. Have an understanding of the methodologies of morpho-syntax and semantics;
    4. Understand the standard analyses of a wide range of morpho-syntactic and semantic phenomena.

    [1] Lucian Brown and Jaehoon Yeon. 2015. The handbook of Korean linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell.
    [2] EunHee Lee, Sean Madigan, and Men-Jeong Park. 2016. An introduction to Korean Linguistics. Routledge.
    [3] Bruce Rowe and Diane Levine. 2005. A concise introduction to Linguistics. Pearson.
    [4] Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman and Nina Hyams. 2011. An introduction to language. Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
    [5] Frank Parker and Kathryn Riley. 2010. Linguistics for non-linguistics. Allyn & Bacon.

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