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A Student Grammar of Turkish


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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. -mIs and -(y)mIs; 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.

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A concise introduction to Turkish grammar, designed specifically for English-speaking students and professionals.

About the Author

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


'... 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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