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Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Nergis Erturk


Challenging comparative methodologies based on models of literary influence, Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey argues that the emergence of modern Turkish literature cannot be understood independently of a discourse of phonocentrism that first matured in the mid-nineteenth century, with the unprecedented intensification of print and translational practices in Ottoman Turkey. While mid-nineteenth century proposals to simplify Ottoman Turkish and to reform its orthography were generally propelled by desire to overcome the diglossia of Ottoman Turkish, the discourse of phonocentrism t ... More

Keywords: phonocentrism, vernacularization, print culture, translation, Jacques Derrida, grammatology, Turkey, Turkish literature, nationalism, language reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199746682
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746682.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nergis Erturk, author
Pennsylvania State University