Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar is a reference to Korean grammar, and presents a thorough overview of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Korean.

The book moves from the alphabet and pronunciation through morphology and word classes to a detailed analysis of sentence structures and semantic features such as aspect, tense, speech styles and negation.

Updated and revised, this new edition includes lively descriptions of Korean grammar, taking into account the latest research in Korean linguistics. More lower-frequency grammar patterns have been added, and extra examples have been included throughout the text.

The unrivalled depth and range of this updated edition of Korean: A Comprehensive Grammar makes it an essential reference source on the Korean language.

chapter 1|35 pages

Introduction to the Korean Language

chapter Chapter 2|60 pages

Nouns, nominal forms, pronouns and numbers

chapter 3|68 pages


chapter 4|62 pages


chapter 5|28 pages

Auxiliary (support) verbs

chapter 6|38 pages


chapter 7|85 pages

Clausal connectives

chapter 8|44 pages


chapter 9|25 pages

Sentence endings

chapter 10|23 pages


chapter Chapter 11|39 pages

Other word classes