Jaehoon Yeon is Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics, and Head of Korean Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Prof. Yeon received his B.A. and M.A. in Linguistics at Seoul National University in Korea and his Ph.D. in Linguistics at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of Korean Grammatical Constructions: Their Form and Meaning (Saffron Books, London), Get Started in Korean (Hodder and Stoughton), and the co-author of Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar (Routledge), Complete Korean: Teach Yourself (Hodder Education), Elementary Korean, Continuing Korean (Tuttle), Integrated Korean: Advanced I, II (University of Hawaii Press) and The Routledge Intermediate Korean Reader (Routledge). He has published many articles and books on Korean grammar and linguistics. He has been teaching Korean language and linguistics at SOAS since 1989. Prof. Yeon’s research interests include a wide range of Korean linguistics (especially morpho-syntax) and linguistic typology, Korean language pedagogy, history and structure of Korean language, and translation. Prof. Yeon is currently President of EAKLE (European Association of Korean Language Education) and Vice-President of ISKS (International Society of Korean Studies).
Prof. Yeon will give a fast-paced expert’s tour d’horizon that covers the most important evergreen-issues, like the Altaic Theory or the purported “scientific simplicity” of Korean and Hangul, also touching the developing linguistic divergence between the North and South, Korean dialects, the history of Korean, as well as various linguistic peculiarities of Korean.
Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften/ Koreanologie • AAKH Campus, Hof 5 • Eingang 5.4, Seminarraum