The Korea Foundation Washington D.C. Office is proud to sponsor “The 22nd Hahn Moo-Sook (HMS) Colloquium” in the Korean Humanities in Honor of Young-Key Kim-Renaud, who will soon retire after 32 years of teaching at The George Washington University (GWU).
Titled “Language, Power, and Ideology in the Koreas: Honorifics and Politeness”, the colloquium will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 1:00-5:30 p.m (Reception: 5:30-7:00 p.m.) at Harry Harding Auditorium, 1957 E Street, NW, Room 213 Washington, DC 20052.
This year’s colloquium will explore questions of linguistic politeness in Korean through time and space from various angles. In this special event, prominent scholars in Korean linguistics will come together to analyze and discuss Korean linguistic etiquette (ŏnŏ yejŏl) from the perspectives of grammar, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and language ideology.
The HMS Colloquium in the Korean Humanities Series at GWU provides a forum for academic discussion of the Korean arts, history, language, literature, thought and religious systems in the context of East Asia and the world. This Colloquium series is made possible by an endowment established by the estate of Hahn Moo-Sook (1918-1993), one of the Korea’s most honored writers, in order to uphold her spirit of openness, curiosity, and commitment to education.
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