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A New Korean Book and New Website: Please visit NEALRC Booth #1942 at the ACTFL

2010-11-16 14:31
Hello colleagues and friends,
A new book published by National East Asian Languages Resource Center at the Ohio State University in the field of Korean poetry and pedagogy will be on display at booth #1942 in the Language Resource Center pavilion during ACTFL 2010.
Songs of Thorns and Flowers: Bilingual Performance and Discourse on Modern Korean Poetry Series, edited with Introduction, Translation and Commentary by Chan E. Park introduces modern Korean poetry to the pedagogical field of Korean language and literature. Published annually, Songs of Thorns and Flowers features works of the Poets Laureate to complement the teaching and acquisition of Korean language and literature in the global academe. Volume One, In the Tree, includes select poems by Kim Hyung-Young, 2009 recipient of the Ku Sang Literature Award. The series explores the performativity of modern Korean poetic language in reading, interpretation, translation, and recitation. Songs challenges learners to examine the stylistic and linguistic devices employed to deliver the poet’s message, the combinations of form and content in the realm of poetics, and the lens modern Korean poetry provides into a larger understanding of Korean history and culture. Its bilingual design allows for multi-level and domain use, i.e., for both readers and non-readers of Korean, for both academic and general reading. For this pedagogical objective, the poems are accompanied wherever appropriate by supplementary explications, analyses, and requisite annotations on language use or critical approaches. The volume contains a companion video CD with interviews, poems, and spoken and sung recitation, with English subtitles.
Also, NEALRC in collaboration with AATK, CLTA, CLASS, and AATJ is proud to announce the Beta launch of “East Asian Bookshelf” at http://bookshelf.nealrc.org. “East Asian Bookshelf” is an online database of Chinese, Japanese and Korean language learning materials. Through the submission of language materials by teachers and publishers of CJK, EABookshelf aims to make finding quality language learning materials easier for teachers and students alike. If you are don’t find the textbooks you want, please let us know by email. As always, your comments and suggestions are warmly welcomed and appreciated.
All the books at the booth will be at a 20% discount --including free domestic shipping.
Have a safe trip to Boston!
We look forward to seeing you at booth #1942.
Galal Walker (PhD)
National East Asian Languages Resource Center
The Ohio State University
100 Hagerty Hall
1775 S. College Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210
li.28@osu.edu <mailto:li.28@osu.edu>
For more information regarding this website and news posting, please contact Dr. Kyung-Eun Yoon, webmaster, aatk@aatk.org
American Association of Teachers of Korean, AATK
“ Special thanks to Calligrapher Byungchul Park for Hangeul logo calligraphy ”