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Acknowledgements. Introduction. Abbreviations. List of Conventions Observed in this Book. The Turkish Alphabet and Writing Conventions. Part 1: Phonology: The Sound System 1. Phonological Units 2. Sound Changes in the Stem after Suffixiation 3. Vowel Harmony 4. Word Stress 5. Intonation Part 2. Morphology: The Strucutre of Words 6. Principles of Suffixiation 7. Word Classes and Derivational Suffixes 9. Reduplication 10. Noun Compounds Part 3. Syntax: The Structure of Sentences 12. Simple and Complex Sentences 13. The Verb Phrase 14. The Noun Phrase 15. Adjectival Constructions, Determiners and Numerals 16. Adverbal Constructions 17. The Postpositional Phrase 18. Pronouns and Reference 19. Questions 20. Negation 21. Tense, Aspect and Modality 22. Definiteness, Specificity and Generic Reference 23. Word Order 24. Noun Clauses 25. Relative Clauses 26. Adverbial Clauses 27. Conditional Sentences 28. Conjunctions, Co-ordination and Discourse Connection. Appendix 1. Reduplicated Stems. Appendix 2. Tense/Aspect/Modality Suffixes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index

About the Author

Asli Goeksel is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Bogazici University, Istanbul, and Research Associate at SOAS, London, and Celia Kerslake is Lecturer in Turkish at Oxford University.


'This is the newest, the most up-to-date and one of the most comprehensive Turkish reference grammers on the market today.' - Middle East Studies Association 'This is a magnificent and immense work of scholarship, which provides us with the best analytical description (in English) of the contemporary Turkish of Turkey that we are likely to see for many years ... The authors are to be congratulated on their boldness and success in adapting familiar grammatical terminology ... to suit the characteristics of Turkish.' -- Turkish Aread Studies Review 'Refreshingly, this highly academic work provides an unpretentious user-friendly glossary of grammatical terms ... For serious students and researchers of Turkish and linguistics, this book is a veritable bible of descriptive grammar grafted on to years of teaching experience to produce a must-have reference tool.' -- The Times Higher Educational Supplement

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