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A Student Grammar of Turkish


  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521763462

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  • A Student Grammar of Turkish is a concise introduction to Turkish grammar, designed specifically for English-speaking students and professionals. Written with the needs of the learner very much in mind, it sets out the grammar of the language in a clear and jargon-free style. The book not only explains the fundamentals of the grammar, but also tests students' understanding in an interactive way with more than 200 exercises. Key grammar points are summarised in tables and there are numerous illustrative examples. A list of grammatical terms used in the book and a key to all the exercises are also provided. This essential grammar and exercise book can be used as a supplement for students studying the language, with a dual function as a reference guide to look up grammar points, and as a resource from which exercises can be set and language skills practised.

    • Grammar explanations are presented in a language and style that will make it fun to study grammar
    • Includes more than 200 sets of exercises that are prepared specifically to practise the grammar points discussed in the book
    • Key grammar points are summarised in tables and there are numerous illustrative examples
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… one of the most comprehensive language learning books on contemporary standard Turkish available in English. Few works in the field present such lucid explanations of grammar points and idiomatic expressions with rich self-study tasks as this one.' Fikret Turan, Fatih Sultan Mehmet University and University of Manchester

    'A superb resource for all levels of learners of Turkish! It presents a comprehensive overview of Turkish in a clear and easy to follow manner. In it, Nihan Ketrez combines her expert knowledge as a linguist with her wide experience from teaching. She anticipates what kinds of questions the students will have, and answers them.' Sibel Erol, New York University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521763462
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 179 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • contains: 80 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Sound of Turkish
    3. The noun: an overview
    4. Case markers
    5. Genitive and possessive
    6. Numerals and plurality
    7. Existential var/yok
    8. Pronouns
    9. The verb: an overview
    10. -Iyor, the progressive
    11. Future with -(y)AcAK
    12. Past with -DI and -(y)DI
    13. -mIş and -(y)mIş
    14. Present tense with the aorist -Ir/-Ar
    15. -mAktA and -DIr
    16. Imperative and optative
    17. Compound tenses
    18. Person markers
    19. Postpositions
    20. Passive
    21. Causative
    22. Reflexive
    23. Reciprocal
    24. Subordination
    25. Infinitives with -mA and -mAK
    26. Adjectives
    27. Adverbials
    28. Conditional
    29. Ability and possibility with -(y)Abil
    30. Obligation and necessity
    31. Relative clauses
    32. Word order
    33. Questions
    34. Negation
    35. Coordination
    36. Diminutive
    37. Reduplication
    38. Interjections and some idiomatic expressions
    39. Spelling and punctuation
    40. Conversation.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Intensive Beginning Turkish
  • Author

    F. Nihan Ketrez, Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi
    Nihan Ketrez is an Assistant Professor in Linguistics in the Department of English Teacher Education at Istanbul Bilgi University.

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