Looking for contact-induced language change: Converbs in heritage Turkish

Sağın Şimşek, Sultan Çiğdem
Akkus, Mehmet
Aims and objectives/purpose/research questions:


Destabilizing Critical "Assumptions" in (English) Language Teaching: An Introduction
Rudolph, Nathanael; Selvi, Ali Fuad; Yazan, Bedrettin (Informa UK Limited, 2019-11-02)
This introduction unpacks the scope of the special issue (SI), and underscores the guest editors' desire to prompt readers to engage with and reflect upon critical assumptions and unanswered questions within-and pertaining to-ELT.
Towards a new typology of coordinated wh-questions
Citko, Barbara; Gracanın Yüksek, Martına (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2013-03-01)
In this paper, we develop a new typology of multiple wh-questions with coordinated wh-pronouns. We motivate the existence of three distinct structures for such questions: one mono-clausal and two bi-clausal. We use four kinds of diagnostics to determine which of the three structures is available in a particular language: the availability of both multiple wh-questions and wh-questions with coordinated wh-pronouns, coordination of two argument wh-phrases, transitivity restrictions and superiority effects.
The use of verbal morphology in Turkish as a third language: The case of Russian-English-Turkish trilinguals
Antonova-Unlu, Elena; Sağın Şimşek, Sultan Çiğdem (SAGE Publications, 2015-06-01)
Aims and Objectives: Several studies suggest that third language acquisition (TLA) is marked with complex patterns of language interaction. However, it is not clear yet to what extent multilinguals activate each of their background languages in TLA, as various factors may trigger the activation of one of the previously learnt languages. This study aims to contribute to the discussion by examining the use of verbal morphology in third language (L3) Turkish of Russian-English-Turkish trilinguals. We investiga...
Learning intelligent behavior in a non-stationary and partially observable environment
Senkul, S; Polat, Faruk (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2002-10-01)
Individual learning in an environment where more than one agent exist is a challenging task. In this paper, a single learning agent situated in an environment where multiple agents exist is modeled based on reinforcement learning. The environment is non-stationary and partially accessible from an agents' point of view. Therefore, learning activities of an agent is influenced by actions of other cooperative or competitive agents in the environment. A prey-hunter capture game that has the above characteristic...
A case study of contextual and individual factors that shape linguistic variation in synchronous text-based computer-mediated communication
Savaş, Perihan (Elsevier BV, 2011-01-01)
The purpose of the study presented here was to learn more about the distinctive features of synchronous text-based computer-mediated communication (SCMC) and to determine what kinds of factors played a role in the production of such features based on the SCMC of an international group consisting of 12 people. The findings of the study indicate that participants demonstrated characteristics of both spoken and written modes of language in their SCMC. There were complex and interdependent factors beyond Englis...
Citation Formats
D. TURAN, E. ANTONOVA ÜNLÜ, S. Ç. Sağın Şimşek, and M. Akkus, “Looking for contact-induced language change: Converbs in heritage Turkish,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BILINGUALISM, pp. 0–0, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/38385.