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Siblings or Neighbors: Chinese and Korean

  • Professor Ik-sang Eom (Hanyang University, Seoul)
Friday 16 September 2016
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
235 b


Typologically as well as lexically, Korean shares quite a number of properties with Chinese. The similarities go beyond the Sino-Korean part of the lexicon: we also find them with (seemingly?) indigenous Korean words. In this presentation, we will discuss why Chinese and Korean look similar and how they are related.


About the speaker

Professor Ik-sang Eom, now at the department of Chinese Language and Culture at Hanyang University, received his Ph.D. in East Asian linguistics from Indiana University in 1991. His areas of research include Chinese phonology, pedagogy, dialectology, and Sino-Korean linguistics. His publications include Chinese Linguistics from a Korean Perspective (2002, 2005) and Sino-Korean Phonology from a Chinese Linguistics Perspective (2008), both in Korean, and many other books and articles in Korean, English and Chinese.


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