Discourse Meaning: The View from Turkish

The volume aims to bring together original, unpublished papers on discourse structure and meaning from different frameworks or theoretical perspectives to address research questions revolving around issues instigated by Turkish. Another goal is to offer methodologically different solutions for the research gaps identified in individual chapters. The contributions are based on empirical generalizations and make use of, for example, computerized corpora as the data, examples compiled from naturally occurring discourse, or data gathered in experimental conditions. Hence, the book has a firm theoretical standing and it is empirically well-grounded. The collection is expected to be of direct interest to the community of scholars and researchers in discourse structure and semantics as well as corpus linguistics. It will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students and all interested readers, offering them a fresh view on various discourse-related phenomena from the perspective of Turkish.


Discourse Relation Configurations in Turkish and an Annotation Environment
Aktaş, Berfin; Bozşahin, Hüseyin Cem; Zeyrek Bozşahin, Deniz (2010-7-15)
In this paper, we describe an annotation environment developed for the marking of discourse structures in Turkish, and the kinds of discourse relation configurations that led to its design.
Discourse on human rights : representation of the idea in Turkish human right
Duduhacıoğlu, Başak; Rittersberger Tılıç, Helga İda; Department of Sociology (2012)
The main concern of this thesis is to analyze the transformation of domestic human rights discourse by looking at the shifting representations of the idea of human rights. The representation of the idea of human rights in ‘Turkey Human Rights Movement Conferences’ in different political contexts during the period 1998-2010 is evaluated with reference to three areas of literature on the idea of human rights and with a social constructionist perspective which begins with the proposition that ideas and practic...
Social political discourse of the surveillance society
Yumurtacı, Egemen Nilüfer; Okyayuz, Mehmet; Department of Science and Technology Policy Studies (2003)
This thesis aims to discuss the Surveillance Society discourse, especially in relation with political analysis in a historical framework by means of new technologies. This study also analyzes the use of so-called revolutionary information and telecommunication technologies for data recording and tracking is analyzed, which is used to regulate the order of the system by the power holders. The limits of thought are traced to Foucault and Lyon. To this context an attempt is made to show that surveillance/ moni...
Empowering Critical International Theory by Applying Action Research Methodology to its Inquiry
Kurtbağ, Ömer (Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey), 2011-4)
This paper analyzes the influence and relevance of Gramscian and Habermasian critical international theories within the context of recent developments in the world politics that do not function in favour of these discourses’ emancipatory objectives and projections. It first looks at their emergence as alternative paradigms to the traditional conceptualizations in the discipline of IR and then compares the roots of their theoretical positions and their contribution to the analysis of international politics. ...
Mind the Gap: Reconciling Formalism and Intuitionism in Computational Design Research
Mennan, Zeynep (Delft University of Technology, 2014)
The paper discusses the epistemological and methodological implications of an increasing process of formalisation and naturalisation of knowledge within the context of the complexity paradigm. This process is argued to induce a shift in the nature of notations and representations, to which corresponds an epistemic shift from a graphic to a computational rationality, with substantial effects on current design methodologies and strategies used in computational design. The shortcomings of a heavy formalism are...
Citation Formats
D. Zeyrek Bozşahin and U. Özge, Discourse Meaning: The View from Turkish. 2020.