Language engineering and the formation of a nation : Turkey between 1932-1938

Çelik, Zafer


Probabilistic learning of Turkish morphosemantics by latent syntax
Üstün, Ahmet; Bozşahin, Hüseyin Cem; Department of Cognitive Sciences (2017)
The language processing capability of humans is highly dependent on the transparent interface between syntax and semantics which is formalized as the grammar. Morphology also interferes with this interface, in languages having rich morphology such as Turkish. This thesis aims to discover word semantics in Turkish from the compositional morphosemantics by underlying latent syntax. A computational model has been developed to learn a morpheme lexicon in which each morpheme contains semantic information in logi...
Metapragmatics of (im)politeness in Turkish: an exploratory emic investigation
Güler Işık, Hale; Ruhi, Şükriye; Department of English Language Education (2008)
Adopting an eclectic analytic perspective of discourse analysis, conversation analysis and functional approaches, this study conducts an in-depth pragmatic analysis and describes the function of three pragmatic particles yani, iste and sey in casual, conversational Turkish. All three particles have multiple functions, which are described by reference to occurrences in utterances within three different domains of conversation. While utterance initial occurrences of yani are mainly connective and continuative...
Holdt, Spela Arhar; Zviel-Girshin, Rina; Gajek, Elzbieta; Duran-Munoz, Isabel; Bago, Petra; Fort, Karen; Hatipoğlu, Çiler; Kasperaviciene, Ramune; Koeva, Svetla; Konjik, Ivana Lazic; Miloshevska, Lina; Ordulj, Antonia; Rodosthenous, Christos; Volodina, Elena; Weber, Tassja; Zanasi, Lorenzo (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, 2020-01-01)
The paper presents a cross-European survey on teachers and crowdsourcing. The survey examines how familiar language teachers are with the concept of crowdsourcing and addresses their attitude towards including crowdsourcing into language teaching activities. The survey was administrated via an online questionnaire and collected volunteers' data on: (a) teachers' experience with organizing crowdsourcing activities for students/pupils, (h) the development of crowdsourced resources and materials as well as (c)...
Language learning strategies and self-efficacy beliefs as predictors of english proficiency in a language preparatory school
Açıkel, Merih; Çapa Aydın, Yeşim; Department of Educational Sciences (2011)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of language learning strategy use and self-efficacy beliefs with language proficiency of the language preparatory school students. Moreover, some demographic characteristics of the participants were analyzed in relation to the proficiency scores of the students. Four hundred eighty nine language preparatory school students from one private university in Ankara were included in the study. Turkish version of Inventory of Strategies for Language Learnin...
Foreign language speaking anxiety and learner motivation: a case study at a Turkish state university
Öztürk, Gökhan; Gürbüz, Nurdan; Department of English Language Teaching (2012)
This study aimed to identify the relationship between foreign language speaking anxiety and foreign language learning motivation. In addition to this, the motivational level of learners, the effect of gender on this motivational level and the relationship between motivational orientations were examined. Besides, the level of foreign language speaking anxiety that the students experience, the effect of gender on this anxiety and the relationship between foreign language speaking anxiety and students’ motivat...
Citation Formats
Z. Çelik, “Language engineering and the formation of a nation : Turkey between 1932-1938 ,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2002.