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INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN THE L1 AND L2 PROCESSING OF MORPHOLOGICALLY COMPLEX WORDS
Kahraman, Hasibe; Kırkıcı, Bilal; Department of English Language Teaching (2022-2-1)
The aim of this study was to examine how native speakers (L1) of Turkish, a morphologically rich language, process a second language (L2) which is morphologically less productive such as English. Critically, the study exam...
HOSPITALITY, MULTICULTURALISM AND NARRATIVE AGENCY IN ABDULRAZAK GURNAH’S BY THE SEA, THE LAST GIFT AND GRAVEL HEART
soleymanzadeh, laya; Sönmez, Margaret Jeanne M.; Department of English Literature (2021-10-05)
This thesis analyzes Abdulrazak Gurnah’s three novels, By the Sea, The Last Gift, and Gravel Heart with respect to hospitality and multiculturalism which permeate negotiations of identity and narrative agency through asymm...
Foreign language education policy in practice: English as a foreign language instruction at a public high school in Turkey
Yeni Palabıyık, Pınar; Daloğlu, Ayşegül; Department of English Language Teaching (2021-10)
The main aim of this study was to investigate the alignment between English-as-a-foreign-language instruction implemented at a public high school and the explicit policies set for teaching English at the macro-level. In pa...
THE SUBVERSIVE FUNCTIONS OF TRICKSTER DISCOURSE IN ANGELA CARTER’S NIGHTS AT THE CIRCUS, AND SHERMAN ALEXIE’S THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN AND RESERVATION BLUES
Bakır, Cahit; Alpakın Martınez Caro, Dürrin; Department of English Literature (2021-10)
This dissertation serves to examine one novel by the English writer Angela Carter and a collection of short stories and a novel by the Native American writer Sherman Alexie with regard to trickster discourse, these texts b...
A QUALITATIVE EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF A THEMATIC LITERATURE UNIT ON STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION TO LEARN ENGLISH
Günbay, Sinem; Daloğlu, Ayşegül; Department of English Language Teaching (2021-9-3)
The idea of using works of literature in the teaching of English has been discussed among language teachers and researchers for a long time due to its benefits in terms of language, culture and its positive impact on the i...
AN ANALYSIS OF THE SPEECH ACT OF COMPLAINT IN ENGLISH AS A LINGUA FRANCA (ELF): A DISCOURSE-PRAGMATIC STUDY OF A CORPUS FROM TRIPADVISOR
Demir, Nur Yağmur; Hatipoğlu, Çiler; Department of English Language Teaching (2021-9)
The main purpose of this study is to explore the strategies that English as Lingua Franca (ELF) users prefer while performing the speech act of complaint in a specific computer-mediated communication (CMC) context— focusin...
EFL instructors’ perceptions about teaching, social, and cognitive presences in online EFL classes after the outbreak of the COVID-19
Sütcü, Halime Feyza; Savaş, Perihan; Department of English Language Teaching (2021-8)
The current study aimed to investigate the EFL instructors’ perceptions about teaching, social, and cognitive presences in online classes after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic within the CoI (Community of Inquiry) fr...
The reconstruction of authorial identity in contemporary author fictions: A.S Byatt’s Possession, David Lodge’s Author, Author and Maggie Gee’s Virginia Woolf in Manhattan
Koç, Nesrin; Öztabak Avcı, Elif; Department of English Literature (2021-8)
This study analyses Possession (1990) by A.S Byatt, Author, Author (2004) by David Lodge and Virginia Woolf in Manhattan (2014) by Maggie Gee as examples of contemporary author fictions. By revisiting historical authors su...
DATA DRIVEN LEARNING AND THE USE OF INTERACTIVE METADISCOURSE MARKERS (TRANSITIONS, FRAME MARKERS AND CODE-GLOSSES) IN ARGUMENTATIVE PARAGRAPHS WRITTEN BY FRESHMEN PRE-SERVICE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS
Çiçek Tümer, Cemre; Hatipoğlu, Çiler; Department of English Language Teaching (2021-7-26)
This study attempts (1) to determine the types, frequencies and functions of interactive metadiscourse devices i.e. transitions, frame markers and code glosses employed by freshmen pre-service English language teachers of ...
The role of emotional labor in English language teachers’ professional identity
Dürüst, Sena; Karaman, Abdullah Cendel; Department of English Language Teaching (2021-7)
This case study aimed to examine four English language instructors’ professional identities regarding their emotional experiences and emotional labor behaviors. The study was carried out in the Department of Foreign Langua...
VERNACULAR COSMOPOLITANISM IN POSTMILLENNIAL BRITISH FICTION
Toprak Sakız, Elif; Korkut Naykı, Nil; Department of English Literature (2021-7-1)
Handling the world as a whole with its collective problems has become a matter of considerable concern for social, cultural and literary studies with the turn of the millennium. The first two decades of the twenty-first ce...
THE ROLE OF TRANSCULTURAL MEMORY IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN CARYL PHILLIPS’S FICTION
KIRPIKLI, DENİZ; Öztabak Avcı, Elif; Department of English Literature (2021-7-1)
Caryl Phillips’s engagement with the past, particularly the history of the black diaspora in Britain, is a significant aspect of his literary production. Focusing closely on Crossing the River (1993), A Distant Shore (2003...
Linguistic authenciticy and butlerian performativity of suicide in selected plays of the 1990s
Ronaghzadeh, Samindokht; Alpakın Martınez Caro, Dürrin; Department of English Literature (2021-6-04)
The theme of suicide carries an intense force of performance and persuasion and can be studied regarded as being both free from the text and dependent on the text. Being both imprisoned by and liberated from ...
AN INVESTIGATION OF PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT ACROSS STUDENT, NOVICE AND EXPERIENCED EFL TEACHERS: THEIR EXPECTATIONS AND FEARS FOR THE FUTURE
Erdem Coşgun, Gamze; Savaş, Perihan; Department of English Language Teaching (2021-6)
The main purpose of this study was to investigate student, novice, and experienced English as a foreign language teachers’ professional identity development through the Possible Selves Theory in a Turkish context. The stud...
Personal practical knowledge of international faculty: A case study
Bahar Cemre, Karaağaçlı; Karaman, Abdullah Cendel; Department of English Language Teaching (2021-6)
In the context of internationalization, international faculty are considered among stakeholders in higher education. These instructors’ cognition about teaching reflects over the classroom and the institution through their...
“I NEED YOU TO SEND ME THE HOMEWORK PLEASE”: AN ANALYSIS OF ADULT ESL LEARNERS’ REQUESTIVE EMAILS TO FACULTY
Dinç Altun, Nilay; Işık Güler, Hale; Department of English Language Teaching (2021-6)
The study at hand investigates adult ESL learners' request emails to the faculty. The study aims to reveal the request strategies and the use of email components in the authentic emails of adult ESL learners when sending a...
A study on developing tertiary level efl learners’ intercultural sensitivity
Taşkın, Ayşe; Gürbüz, Nurdan; Department of English Language Teaching (2021-4-04)
In this era, cultural exchanges are an unavoidable part of communication and thus, intercultural sensitivity (IS) is a prerequisite to enhance communication among people from different cultures.Considering tha...
Backchannels in spoken Turkish
Aytaç Demirçivi, Kadriye; Işık Güler, Hale; Department of English Language Teaching (2021-4-01)
This study aims to identify all the non-lexical and lexical backchannels and different functions carried out by these backchannels in the Spoken Turkish Corpus. It also aims to investigate differences in the use of backcha...
A Narrative inquiry into early career English language teacher identities
Taşdemir, Hanife; Seferoğlu, Gölge; Department of English Language Teaching (2021-3-19)
This narrative inquiry aims to investigate the professional identities of early career English language teachers in the Turkish state school context. It explores the ways language teacher identities are constructed through...
Focalization in verbal and graphic narratives: jane austen’s pride and prejudice and its graphic novel adaptation
Özen Koyuncuoğlu, Altınay; Öztabak Avcı, Elif; Department of English Literature (2021-3-11)
The aim of this thesis is to examine the distinction between narration and focalization in both verbal narratives and graphic narratives. The differences and similarities between verbal and graphic narratives in terms of n...
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