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Korean Tense and Aspect in Narrative Discourse, by EunHee Lee

Korean Tense and aspect in Narrative Discourse, by EunHee Lee (ISBN-10 1872843433 / ISBN-13 978187284343) is number six in Saffron Korean Linguistics Series. View digital version.

Korean Tense and Aspect in Narrative Discourse

Korean Tense and Aspect in Narrative Discourse

Korean Tense and aspect in Narrative Discourse argues for a discourse-based treatment of the temporal and aspectual categories in Korean through the quantitative analysis of corpus data, providing a systematic semantic analysis of those categories using a dynamic semantic tool, Discourse Representation Theory (Kamp and Reyle, 1993; van Eijck and Kamp, 1997). It represents the first formal discourse-level analysis of the Korean tense and aspect system and makes a valuable contribution not only to the study of Korean linguistics but also to the general linguistics of temporal semantics.

In addition to her analysis of tense and aspect, Dr Lee also examines the current research methods of dynamic semantics and the contemporary issues at the forefront of natural language semantics.

About the Author

Dr EunHee Lee is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Her main research area is natural language semantics, with a special focus on temporal semantics in narratives. She obtained her PhD from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She has published articles in major linguistics journals, including Journal of Semantics, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Linguistics, and Journal of East Asian Linguistics. She previously taught at Indiana University and the University of California, Los Angeles.

About the Saffron Korean Linguistics Series

The Saffron Korean Linguistics Series (ISSN 1740-2956
), jointly edited by Jaehoon Yeon and Jae Jung Song, is devoted particularly to functionally and/or typologically orientated research on Korean language and linguistics. Volumes in the series, while dealing with specific topics in Korean language and linguistics, address broadly defined functional and/or typological issues and concerns, rather than matters of abstract theoretical polemics. Theoretical or applied work related to Korean language will also be considered.

The series aims to offer an international academic forum for the dissemination of the latest research into Korean linguistics as well as Korean language studies. Manuscripts or abstracts for book proposals must be submitted simultaneously to both the Series Editors. Contributors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscripts read, and revised where warranted, by native speakers.

Series Editors’ postal and e-mail addresses

Jaehoon Yeon, Centre of Korean Studies, SOAS, University of London, London WC1H 0XG, United Kingdom. EMAIL:

Jae Jung Song, Department of English and Linguistics, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. EMAIL ADDRESS:



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