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The Oxford Turkish Grammar

Gerjan van Schaaik


The point of departure of this book is the fundamental observation that actual conversations tend to consist of loosely connected, compact, and meaningful chunks built on a noun phrase, rather than fully fledged sentences. Therefore, after the treatment of elementary matters such as the Turkish alphabet and pronunciation in part I, the main points of part II are the structure of noun phrases and their function in nominal, existential, and verbal sentences, while part III presents their adjuncts and modifiers. The verbal system is extensively discussed in part IV, and in part V on sentence stru ... More

Keywords: syllable structure, invective, recursion and lexicalization of compound, stack of passive, Başı-Bozuk construction, Focus-Locus construction, pseudo-relative clause, clausal complement, periphrastic construction, double negation

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198851509
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198851509.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerjan van Schaaik, author
Leiden University (retired)

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