Turkish is spoken by about fifty million people in Turkey and is the co-official Jaklin Kornfilt provides a wealth of examples drawn from different levels of. Fields, Syntax and morphology of Turkish and the Turkic languages. Institutions, Syracuse University. Influenced, Noam Chomsky. Jaklin Kornfilt is a theoretical linguist, working at Syracuse University. Contents. 1 Education; 2. : Turkish (Descriptive Grammars) (): Jaklin Kornfilt: Books.

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Jaklin Kornfilt is a theoretical linguist, working at Syracuse University. London and New York: Kornfilt deals with sentence types, both simple and complex; with negation and questions; with grammatical categories and phrase types; and with most of the other grammatical phenomena that might interest linguists. A strict turoish distinction should be drawn between Turkic, the name of a language family, and Turkish, the name of a language.

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She has published a descriptive reference grammar of Turkish, and she is currently involved in a theoretically focused project on the syntax of Turkish. Common terms and phrases adjectives adpositional adpositional phrase adverbial clauses agreement suffixes Ahmet anaphoric Ankara Antecedent aorist Ayse book Ace cinema-Dat clitic CmpM complement compounds conjunct consonant constituent constructions coordination copular sentences dative deleted derived direct object discussed element Ep. Turkish is spoken by about fifty million people in Turkey and is the co-official language of Cyprus.

In addition, there are turish Turkic-speaking communities in northwestern China especially Uighur, and also Kazakh.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Descriptive Grammars series now includes nearly 30 titles.


Linguists interested in historical linguistics and language classification will be grateful to find this set of words conveniently collected together. She also studies German and the Germanic languages. The author is aware of some of the errors and has prepared an Addendum which contains a short list of errata, but many of the errors that I found are not included.

Most are minor and consist of missing ‘-s’s on verbs, using ‘of’ for ‘or,’ etc. Rumelian, Anatolian and South Crimean. But the largest number of Turkish speakers outside Turkey, perhaps close to one million, is to be found in the Balkans, especially in Bulgaria, but also in the former Yugoslavia particularly in Macedonia and in Greece. Editor for this issue: Although there is no general agreement in Turkological literature on the most adequate.

This is not really a criticism, since the Descriptive Grammar series has a well defined audience that excludes non-linguists. Kornfilt graduated from Heidelberg University with a bachelor’s degree in applied linguistics and translation studies in First, there is a relatively large number of errors and inconsistencies.

A notable feature of the book yurkish the extensive and detailed Table of Contents. The ancient languages of this group would be Old Anatolian and Old Osman. This approach of interrelating syntax and morphology is very useful and allows Kornfilt to clarify some of the cloudy areas of Turkish grammar.

Jaklin Kornfilt

Perhaps most notable are her treatments of the participial and nominal systems and their relation to subordination pp. I found one omission in this chapter.

Finite subordination is rare in Turkish. Kornfilt’s major study areas include syntactic theory, theoretically informed linguistic typologyand the syntax—morphology interface, with special emphasis on the syntax and morphology of Turkish and of the Turkic languages.


Her treatment of other aspects of Turkish morphology and syntax are equally well done. The aim of the series is to provide information to linguists who are interested in language typology, language universals, and comparative grammar, employing a terminology and a notation that will make the information accessible to linguists regardless of their particular specialization or orientation.

There are also some contradictions. Retrieved 20 August This page was last edited on 12 Januaryat It will supplement but will not replace Lewis and Underhill Turkish Jaklin Kornfilt Limited preview – Modern standard Turkish represents a standardisation of the Istanbul dialect of Anatolian.

Jaklin Kornfilt

They are accompanied by a detailed grammatical analysis and English translation. Turkish Jaklin KornfiltTurkish. In concept and terminology, the description straddles the line between generative and traditional or non-generative approaches. Jaklin Kornfilt provides a wealth of examples drawn from different levels of vocabulary: It is more comprehensive, more up to date, and more effectively organized than any other description of the language.

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Kornfilt, Turkish Editor for this issue: Studies in Honor of Henk van Riemsdijk; H. My library Help Advanced Book Search. New Research Perspectives ; R. Turkidh became professor of linguistics in