By Jaklin Kornfilt

© 1997 – Routledge

576 pages

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Paperback: 9780415587167
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About the Book

Turkish is spoken by about fifty million people in Turkey and is the co-official language of Cyprus. 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. Jaklin Kornfilt provides a wealth of examples drawn from different levels of vocabulary: contemporary and old, official and colloquial. They are accompanied by a detailed grammatical analysis and English translation.


'As a reference work on Turkish on linguists, Turkish has no equal. It is more comprehensive, more up to date, and more effectively organized than any other description of the language. The method of organization, as well as the detailed Table of Contents and the Index, make a wealth of information available almost instantaneously. It is, simply put, an admirable reference work on Turkish for linguistics.' - Steve Seegmiller, Montclair State University

About the Series

Descriptive Grammars

The rise of language typology and and increasing interest in the study of language universals have produced a large number of theoreticians who require accurate, well-formulated descriptive data from a wide range of languages. The Descriptive Grammars series provides the required framework, making cross-language comparisons possible and enabling a really fruitful interaction between theoretical and descriptive linguistics. A wide variety of well-known and lesser-known languages are covered and the information is arranged to be readily accessable to linguists working on language universals, language typology, comparative syntax, morphology, or phonology.

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General