A Discourse-pragmatic Approach to Advanced Korean


Materials for Advanced and High-intermediate Learners of Korean which focus on discourse-pragmatic features of naturally spoken Korean.


Project 2010-2014: Genres of Oral, Written, and Technology-mediated Communication

Objectives: This project will create media-based teaching materials that highlight common elements of genre in oral, written, and technology-mediated modalities of communication. The materials will focus on the Communication standard developed by the National Standards Task Force of the American Association of Teachers of Korean.

Project Director: Susan Strauss, The Pennsylvania State University

Teaching and Learning Materials:

Korean Grammar in Discourse and Interaction by Susan Strauss, Penn State, University Park, PA: CALPER Publications, 2005-2008.
Unit 1: Completive Aspect Markers
Unit 2: Honorific Speech Levels
Unit 3: Newly Perceived Information
Unit 4: Route Directions
Unit 5: Noun Modifiers
Unit 6: Relative Clause Constructions

Korean Culture and Media Series by Susan Strauss, Penn State, University Park, PA: CALPER Publications, 2008-2009.
Unit 1: TV Commercials and Korean Culture
Unit 2: A Comparative Approach to Culture through TV Commercials: The Case of Korea and The U.S.
Unit 3: "The King and the Clown" (Film Series)
Unit 4: "Le Grand Chef" (Film Series)
Unit 5: "Radio Star" (Film Series)

Narrating in Korean by Susan Strauss, Penn State, University Park, PA: CALPER Publications, 2008-2009.
This instructional resource, designed for high school and college level teachers of Korean, provides an entire set of materials that can be used in the classroom for multiple purposes.

Korean Holidays by Susan Strauss, Penn State, University Park, PA: CALPER Publications, 2011 (ongoing)
Unit 1: Lunar New Year (2011)
Unit 2: First Full Moon of the Lunar Year (2011)
Unit 3: Summer Festival Holiday (2012)
Unit 4: Mid-autumn Festival (2012)





Articles:

Strauss, S. (2006). "Learning and teaching grammar through patterns of conceptualization: The case of (advanced) Korean." In H. Byrnes, H. Weger-Guntharp, and K.A. Sprang (Eds.), Educating for advanced foreign language capacities: Constructs, curriculum, instruction, asssessment(pp. 87-102) . Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. [GU Press Link]

Strauss, S., & Ahn, K. (2007). "Cognition through the lens of discourse and interaction: The case of -kwun, -ney, and –tela." In N. McGloin and J. Mori (Eds.), 15th Japanese/Korean Linguistics. Stanford: CSLI.

Strauss, S. (2006). "The television ad as a reflection of culture: The case of Korean, Japan, and the United States." In H. Sohn (Ed.), Korean language in culture and society (pp. 221-233). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.

Strauss, S., Lee, J., & Ahn, K. (2006). "Applying conceptual grammar to advanced-level language teaching: The Case of two completive constructions in Korean", The Modern Language Journal, 90,185-209.