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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Other inconsistencies are found in the bibliography, where some Turkish titles are translated into English and others are not. University of Szeged, Department of Altaic Studies; I found one omission in this chapter.
Harrassowitz;with K. This approach of interrelating syntax and morphology is very useful and allows Kornfilt to clarify some of the cloudy areas of Turkish grammar. 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.
It is more comprehensive, more up to date, and more effectively kornfily than any other description of the language.
Within this group, some sources differentiate a subgroup called Osman i. The chapter contains lists of words organized by semantic field. One Turkic language Yakut, or Sakha, as it is called by its native speakers is spoken in northern Siberia. Account Options Sign in. Most are minor kprnfilt consist of missing ‘-s’s on verbs, using ‘of’ for ‘or,’ etc. One exception, though, is the transcription of palatalized consonants by means of a comma rather than a raised j.
They are accompanied by a detailed grammatical analysis and English translation. The morphology chapter contains information not just on inflection and derivation, but also on the uses of the various morphological forms. Rumelian, Anatolian and South Crimean.
From the very beginning of its Anatolian period, Turkish was written in the Arabic. The kormfilt of the system is mind-boggling to students of the language, but Kornfilt’s description makes it coherent and intelligible.
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Kornfilt’s major study areas include syntactic theory, theoretically informed linguistic typologyand the syntax—morphology interface, with special emphasis on the syntax and morphology of Turkish and of the Turkic languages. It will supplement but will not replace Lewis and Underhill Some of these are listed below:.
The dialect of the earliest Anatolian texts has various features in common with the. Turkish is spoken by about fifty million people in Turkey and is the co-official language of Cyprus.
As such, its appearance is a significant event, especially since its author is a well known and respected authority on Turkish. Uzbek, Kazakh, Turkmenian, Kirghiz and on the Volga e. Her treatment of other aspects of Turkish morphology and syntax are equally well done.
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Edited By Bernard Comrie. My library Help Advanced Book Search. It is, simply put, an admirable reference work on Turkish for linguists. The external genetic koornfilt of the Turkic family remain controversial. Mouton de Gruyter; For the most part, transcriptions in the phonology chapter follow the IPA norms. Finite subordination is rare in Turkish.
Although there is no general agreement in Turkological literature on the most adequate. Research and Teaching Interests Professor Kornfilt specializes in syntactic theory, theoretically informed linguistic typology, and the syntax—morphology interface, with special emphasis on the syntax and morphology of Turkish and of the Turkic languages. The aim of the series is to provide information to linguists who are interested in language typology, language universals, and comparative grammar, employing a terminology and a notation that will make the information accessible to linguists regardless of their particular specialization or orientation.
Common terms and phrases adjectives adpositional adpositional phrase turkksh clauses agreement suffixes Ahmet anaphoric Ankara Antecedent aorist Ayse book Ace cinema-Dat clitic CmpM complement compounds conjunct consonant constituent constructions coordination copular sentences dative deleted derived direct object discussed element Ep. Studies in Honor of Henk van Riemsdijk; H. Professor Kornfilt specializes in syntactic theory, theoretically informed linguistic typology, and the syntax—morphology interface, with special emphasis on the syntax and morphology of Turkish and of the Turkic languages.
A notable feature of the book is the extensive and detailed Table of Contents. The Turkih Grammars series now includes nearly 30 titles. She has published a descriptive reference grammar of Turkish, and she is currently involved in a theoretically focused project on the syntax of Turkish. For instance, Kornfilt uses the terms ‘possessive adjective’ and ‘demonstrative adjective rather than the more usual ‘possessive’ and ‘demonstrative. Turkish Jaklin Kornfilt Limited preview – He has been working on Turkish and the other Turkic languages for many years, and published the first grammar in English of the Turkic language Karachay.
According to the editorial preface, the series gives preference to languages for which comprehensive descriptions are not presently available iv. Festschrift in Honour of Marcel Erdal ; M. This is not really a criticism, since the Descriptive Grammar series has a well defined audience that excludes non-linguists.
Linguists interested in historical linguistics and language classification will be grateful to kornilt this set of words conveniently collected together. Psychology Press- Foreign Language Study – pages.
In concept and terminology, the description straddles the line between generative and traditional or non-generative approaches. This is the latest title in the Descriptive Grammars series, edited by Bernard Comrie and published by Routledge.