The Elusive Real



The metaphorical (re)construction of Turkey in political discourse: a corpus-driven critical metaphor analysis
Efeoğlu, Esranur; Işık Güler, Hale; Department of English Language Teaching (2015)
This study investigates and describes the conceptual (re)construction of Turkey as a sociopolitical structure in domestic and international political discourse. The study identifies the source domains and concepts mapping into the target domain of Turkey, as well as the manifestations of related conceptual metaphors. A corpus-driven Critical Metaphor Analysis is carried out on the corpus of Political Discourse (POLDIS) which consists of articles from Turkish, British and American newspapers in a designated ...
The Invisible capital
Yılmazer, Berkant; Oran, Adil; Muğan, Fatma Naciye Can; Department of Business Administration (2017)
This thesis analyzes the human capital and aims develop techniques to recognize human capital under Statement of Financial Position. National Basketball Association (NBA) players were used as a sample group because professional athletics are human intensive and players are the most valuable assets for their teams. The study includes the NBA team rosters for seasons between 2005-06 and 2013-14. A final list of 2,059 contracts for 774 players were grouped under three headings as “Option”, “Minimum Salary” and...
The Postmodern
Korkut Naykı, Nil (2008-11-01)
The vigorous local: culture industry hip-hop and the politics of resistance in the age of globalization
Mert, Ceren; Yeğenoğlu-Mutman, Meyda; Department of Sociology (2003)
The aim of this thesis is to demonstrate how music has become a significant means of communication in the process of globalization, and how it integrates the ءglobal̕ and the ءlocal̕ while enabling the aggrieved populations to speak through and to express their antagonistic stances. In addition to the discussions of globalization, this study analyzes the medium of music along the areas of media and identity politics. In this respect, it deliberates on the global and local features of hip-hop. Although born ...
The differential item functioning(dif) analysis of mathematics items in the international assessment programs
Yıldırım, Hüseyin Hüsnü; Berberoğlu, Halil Giray; Department of Secondary Science and Mathematics Education (2006)
Cross-cultural studies, like TIMSS and PISA 2003, are being conducted since 1960s with an idea that these assessments can provide a broad perspective for evaluating and improving education. In addition countries can assess their relative positions in mathematics achievement among their competitors in the global world. However, because of the different cultural and language settings of different countries, these international tests may not be functioning as expected across all the countries. Thus, tests may ...
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