Turkish is spoken by about fifty million people in Turkey and is the co-official Jaklin Kornfilt provides a wealth of examples drawn from different levels of. Fields, Syntax and morphology of Turkish and the Turkic languages. Institutions, Syracuse University. Influenced, Noam Chomsky. Jaklin Kornfilt is a theoretical linguist, working at Syracuse University. Contents. 1 Education; 2. : Turkish (Descriptive Grammars) (): Jaklin Kornfilt: Books.

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This is often essential information for linguists whether studying typology, syntax, or morphology and is rarely included in more traditional grammars. This approach of interrelating syntax and morphology is very useful and allows Kornfilt to clarify some of the cloudy areas konrfilt Turkish grammar.

Whilst Turkish has a number of properties that are similar to those of other Turkic languages, it has distinct and interesting characteristics which are given full coverage in this book. All of the grammars in the series address the same issues in a uniform format so that a given feature may be easily compared across languages, and they contain information of a sort that is often absent from more traditional grammars.

Mouton de Gruyter; The grammatical description alone amounts to just over pages.

The main geographic locations of Turkic languages are: While the information presented will be adequate for many purposes, phonologists will no doubt wish for more elaborate discussions of issues like vowel harmony, stress assignment, and phonological or morphophonemic alternations. He has been working on Turkish and the other Turkic languages for turkkish years, and published the first grammar in English of the Turkic language Karachay.

Retrieved 28 August It is eleven pages long and, used in conjunction with the fourteen-page index, provides easy access to the an extensive body of information about Turkish.


This is unfortunate; since the book is so useful, linguists interested in Turkish will want to have it close at hand. Kornfilt, Turkish Editor for this issue: A sentence on page 30, which addresses the of question whether pied-piping of postpositions is obligatory, leaves the reader unsure of the answer. Turkish Kornflit Kornfilt Limited preview – Heidelberg University Harvard University. By iornfilt this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Cartography of Syntactic Oornfilt ; vol.

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Thus approximately 90 per cent of the book is devoted to morphology and syntax. References to this book Reduplication: Account Options Sign in. Her treatment of other aspects of Turkish morphology and korrnfilt are equally well done.

In terms of linguistic structure, the Turkic languages are very close to one another, and. Harrassowitz;with K. She also studies German and the Germanic languages. Cop example expressed fazla FNom 3.

Ottomanwhich would consist of the trkish dialects: Although Turkish is by far the largest language in terms of number of speakers in the Turkic family, it accounts for only some 30 per cent of the total number of speakers of Turkic languages. Nevertheless, it is unfortunate that the grammar will not be useful to a wider audience.

Jaklin Kornfilt

A notable feature of the book is the extensive and detailed Table of Contents. Kornfilt graduated from Heidelberg University with a bachelor’s degree in applied linguistics and translation studies in This is not really a criticism, since turkiish Descriptive Grammar series has a well defined audience that excludes non-linguists.

Turkish Jaklin Kornfilt No preview available – She earned a PhD again in theoretical linguistics from the same university in One exception, though, is the transcription of palatalized consonants by means of a comma rather than a raised j. A cross-reference would have been useful here.


The chapter on phonology is short, clear, and precise, but it does not contain the amount of detail found in the syntax and morphology chapters. As such, its appearance is a significant event, especially since its author is a well known and respected authority on Turkish. Some of these are listed below:. Psychology Press- Foreign Language Study – pages. Forthcoming g with C.

Kognfilt articles have included topics on binding, relativization, word order, nominalization, and first language acquisition. The Addendum is available free of turkishh from the author or the publisher. Cross-referencing is extensive, making it easy for the reader to find korhfilt of the relevant information on a topic even if it is turoish found in the same section of the book.

Chapter 4, Ideophones and Interjections, is only 3 pages long and provides only the briefest commentary on these phenomena. Most are minor and consist of missing ‘-s’s on verbs, using ‘of’ for ‘or,’ etc. Steve Seegmiller is interested universal and comparative grammar.

LINGUIST List Kornfilt, Turkish

This is probably the right choice, given the diverse backgrounds of the probable users of the grammar. Cambridge, MA, and London: Her research interests extend to German and the Germanic languages, as well.

While many linguists myself included will not mind the short shrift given to these topics, some will no doubt be disappointed that the list of ideophones occupies less than a page and a half.