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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Turkish Jaklin Kornfilt Limited preview – The complexity of the system is mind-boggling to students of the language, but Kornfilt’s description makes it coherent and intelligible. In concept and terminology, the description straddles the line between generative and traditional or non-generative approaches.

The grammatical description alone amounts to just over pages. 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.

The question of the ancestor language of this group is not settled, either. Her research interests extend to German and the Germanic languages, as well. Although Turkish is by far the largest language in terms of turkisn of speakers in the Turkic family, it accounts for only some 30 per cent of the total number of speakers of Turkic languages.


She also studies German and the Germanic languages.

Jaklin Kornfilt

The main geographic locations of Turkic languages are: It is thus roughly twice as long as Lewis and about pages longer than Underhill Views Read Edit View history. Nevertheless, it is unfortunate that the grammar will not be useful to a wider audience. A cross-reference would koornfilt been useful here.

Selected pages Title Page. Psychology Press- Foreign Language Study – pages. Retrieved 20 August Most are minor and consist of missing ‘-s’s on verbs, using ‘of’ for ‘or,’ etc. A far more frequent pattern of subordination involves the use of a participial or nominalized verbal stem. In addition, there are substantial Turkic-speaking communities in northwestern China especially Uighur, and also Kazakh.

First Published turkjsh November It seems established, however, that the language of the oldest documents i.

Rumelian, Anatolian and South Crimean. The analyses are up to date and insightful, and Kornfilt has done a superb job of bringing clarity to some of the most difficult parts of the language.

On pagethe claim is made that the reflexive can never occur in subject position, but on page we learn that the reflexive can occur as an honorific subject and on page three references are given to works that discuss reflexive subjects in subordinate clauses.

Jaklin Kornfilt

The Descriptive Grammars series now includes nearly 30 titles. Harrassowitz;with K. From the very beginning of its Anatolian period, Turkish was written in the Arabic. Linguists interested in historical linguistics and language classification will be grateful to find this set of words conveniently collected together.


Underhill, RobertTurkish Grammar. Only one Turkic language, Turkush, spoken on the middle Volga, is radically different from all its relatives.

But the largest number of Turkish speakers outside Turkey, perhaps close korjfilt one million, is tukish be found in the Balkans, especially in Bulgaria, but also in the former Yugoslavia particularly in Macedonia and in Greece. Harrassowitz,pages. Reshaping Theoretical and Geographical Boundaries ; B. She became professor of linguistics in Mouton de Gruyter; This page was last edited on 12 Januaryat Jaklin Kornfilt is a theoretical linguist, working at Syracuse University.

The Addendum is available free of charge from the author or the publisher. She also organized and led a linguistics working group of The Central New York Humanities Corridoran interdisciplinary partnership with Syracuse University, Cornelland the University kofnfilt Rochester from to References to this book Reduplication: 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.

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