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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Sat, 02 May Editor for this issue: Rumelian, Anatolian and South Crimean. Nevertheless, it is unfortunate that the grammar will not be useful to a wider audience. Other inconsistencies are found in the bibliography, where some Turkish tirkish are translated into English and others are not.

Professor Kornfilt specializes in syntactic theory, theoretically informed linguistic typology, and the syntax—morphology interface, with special emphasis on the syntax and morphology of Turkish and of the Turkic languages. He has been working on Turkish and the other Turkic languages for many years, and published the first grammar in English of the Turkic language Karachay. The method of organization, as well as the detailed Table of Contents and the Index, make a wealth of information available almost instantaneously.

Eine Studie zum kontaktinduzierten Sprachwandel ; Wiesbaden: First, there is a relatively large number of errors and inconsistencies.

Furthermore, a good deal of the information in the Morphology chapter deals with syntactic matters, giving the book an especially heavy bias toward syntax. The main geographic locations of Turkic languages are: This is not really a criticism, since the Descriptive Grammar series has a well defined audience that excludes non-linguists.


New Research Perspectives ; R. The Addendum is available free of charge from the author or the publisher. In the very first paragraph on page 1, for example, she uses the terms ‘nominalized clause’ and ‘constituent clause,’ neither of which is likely to be familiar to non-linguists.

According to the editorial preface, the series gives preference to languages for which comprehensive descriptions are not presently available iv. First, Kornfilt assumes familiarity with linguistic terminology. But turkizh 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.

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Ottomanwhich would consist of the following dialects: A strict terminological distinction should be drawn between Turkic, the name of a language family, and Turkish, the name of a language. This is often essential information for linguists whether studying typology, syntax, or morphology and is rarely included in more traditional grammars.

Edited By Bernard Comrie. Harrassowitz,pages. As such, its appearance is a significant event, especially since its author is a well known and respected authority on Turkish.

In addition, there are substantial Turkic-speaking communities in northwestern China especially Uighur, and also Kazakh. The ancient languages of this group would be Old Anatolian and Old Osman.

The dialect of the earliest Anatolian texts has various features in common with the. Although Turkish is by far the largest language in terms of number of speakers in the Turkic family, it accounts for only some 30 per cent of the total number of speakers of Turkic languages.


Thus approximately 90 per cent of the book is devoted to morphology and syntax. University of Szeged, Department of Altaic Studies; Turkish Jaklin Kornfilt Limited preview – Kornfilt graduated from Heidelberg University with a bachelor’s degree in applied linguistics and translation studies in There are many similar examples, especially in the syntax chapter.

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There are also some contradictions. A far more frequent pattern of subordination involves the use of a participial or nominalized verbal stem.

Then contact Andrew Carnie at carnie linguistlist. Common terms and phrases adjectives adpositional tukish 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.

Steve Seegmiller is interested universal and comparative grammar. It is, simply put, an admirable reference work on Turkish for linguists. Forthcoming g with C. She has published a descriptive reference grammar of Turkish, and she is currently involved in a theoretically focused project on the syntax of Turkish.

Her research interests extend to German and the Germanic languages, as well.

This is the latest title in the Descriptive Grammars series, edited by Bernard Comrie and published by Routledge. Authors of the grammars in the series are expected to organize their descriptions as answers to a series of questions originally published in LINGUA vol.