IKS Lecture: Hyuna Lee Linton, "Differences in Language Use between North and South Korea"

February 13, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 9:10am to 10:05am
Dulles Hall 020 (230 Annie and John Glenn Avenue)
North Korea Trucks

The Institute for Korean Studies presents:

Hyuna Lee Linton
Eugene Bell Foundation

"Differences in Language Use between North and South Korea"

FlyerHyuna Lee Linton.pdf

Abstract: Since the partition of Korea in 1945, the standard language used in North and South Korea gradually diverged from each other for the past 60 years. In this talk, Ms. Hyuna Lee Linton will present and discuss linguistic features of North Korean in comparison with those of South Korean. The discussion will address differences in lexicon, syntax, orthography, pronunciation, spacing, and loanwords. Ms. Linton will provide concrete examples of language use in the North as well as her experiences of communication with North Koreans from her numerous visits to North Korea. 

Bio: From 2008 to the present Hyuna Lee Linton has been responsible for publicity and patient enrollment at the Eugene Bell Foundation. During more than twenty visits to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) over a ten-year period, Hyuna has developed many close relationships with staff and patients at the twelve multidrug-resistant tuberculosis centers in EugeneBell’s treatment program. Her interviews of North Koreans she has met on these trips provide unusual insights into the lives of ordinary people in one of the least understood nations on earth.

This event is made possible by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.

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