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Park, Heeheon. 2006. The Analysis on Korean Sonorantization in Government Phonology. The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal, 14(1), 67-87. This paper aims to investigate how phonological processes of Korean Sonorantization can be analyzed within Government Phonology (Kaye, Lowenstamm & Vergnaud 1985, 1990, henceforth KLV). Sonority assimilation is one of the most peculiar phonological processes in Korean. Usually, syllable-final consonant is assimilated to syllable-initial consonant. This paper explores the phenomenon of Korean Sonorantization in Government approach, in which it is proposed that syllables are bound together in terms of a relation of government. The first part of the paper describes the processes of Korean sonority assimilation with relevant examples and centers on the theoretical background of Government Phonology. Noting some problems which arise within Government Theory, I propose to analyze the phenomenon of Korean Sonorantization in Extended Government Phonology (Park 1996, Park, H. & D. Michaels 1997), which extends lexical representations in the Government framework along the lines of the Markedness Theory in the Syllable Structure approach.