The syntax of postpositions in Korean is unique and worth analyzing for the purpose of teaching English to Korean speakers. Korean uses a variety of postpositions that affect the meaning and the structure of sentences. Postpositions function like prepositions in English in that they assign case to nouns. However, Korean postpositions are different from prepositions in English in that they call for a variety of word order changes. In this study, we examine how the use of postpositions results in word order variations in Korean and discuss its pedagogical implications in ESL settings.
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Choi, Minhui and Schmitt, Emily
"Postpositions and Word Order Variation in Korean,"
Linguistic Portfolios: Vol. 4
, Article 10.
Available at: http://repository.stcloudstate.edu/stcloud_ling/vol4/iss1/10