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Korean reduplication from a cross-linguistic perspective
March 20, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Monday, March 20th
Lecture by Dr. Seunghun J. Lee (ICU Japan)
Reduplication is one of the productive patterns found in Korean onomatopoeia or mimetic words (e.g. sasak – sasasak). After outlining patterns of Korean reduplication (full reduplication, partial reduplication and fixed segmentism), the talk will show how these patterns have contributed to a deeper understanding of broader phonological theories. Finally, Korean reduplication will be compared with that in Japanese and Burmese from a cross-linguistic perspective.
Dr. Seunghun J. Lee is Associate Professor of Linguistics at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan since September 2015. His research focuses on interface of phonetics and phonology as well as of phonology and syntax. He has collected his research data from his fieldworks for Xitsonga (Bantu, South Africa), Du’an Zhuang (Tai-Kadai, China), Burmese (Myanmar), and Nuosu Yi (Tibeto-Burman, China), and has been integrating language documentation techniques in answering his research questions. Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. in linguistics from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Prior to his current position in Tokyo, he was Associate Professor of Linguistics and TESOL at Central Connecticut State University.
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