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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First, there is a relatively large number of errors and inconsistencies. Editor for this issue: For the most part, transcriptions in the konfilt chapter follow the IPA norms. I think it handles syntax and morphology marvelously well, phonology and the lexicon adequately, and ideophones and interjections in a cursory fashion.

Jaklin Kornfilt

The main geographic locations of Turkic languages are: He is presently at work on a comparative syntax of English and Japanese.

In terms of linguistic structure, the Turkic languages are very close to one another, and. On pagethe final devoicing rule is described as applying to syllable-final plosives and affricates, yet on page there are examples of final devoicing of liquids as well, described as being standard but not universal.

Her research interests extend to German and the Germanic languages, as well. Within this group, some sources differentiate a subgroup called Osman i. Turkish Jaklin Kornfilt Limited preview – It is more kognfilt, more up to date, and more effectively organized than any other description of the language. I found one omission in this chapter.


Oxford University Press; In Lewisthis information can be inferred from the discussion of cases on pagesbut it is not so easy to find and not so categorically stated. Perhaps most turkieh are her treatments of the participial and nominal systems and their relation to subordination pp.

Jaklin Kornfilt

Nevertheless, it is unfortunate that the grammar will not be useful to a wider audience. This is not really a criticism, since the Descriptive Grammar series has a well defined audience that excludes non-linguists. As such, its appearance is a significant event, especially since its author is a well known and respected authority on Turkkish. Some of these are listed below: Some of these are listed below:.

Linguists interested in historical linguistics and language classification will be grateful to find this set of words conveniently collected together. Furthermore, a good deal of the information in the Morphology chapter deals with syntactic matters, giving the book an especially heavy bias toward syntax.

London and New York: Retrieved 20 August 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.

Kornfilt graduated from Heidelberg University with a bachelor’s degree in applied linguistics and translation studies in Theoretical and Empirical Foundations ; I. It is eleven pages long and, used in conjunction with the fourteen-page index, provides easy access to the an extensive body of information about Turkish. Harrassowitz;with K.


In addition, there are substantial Turkic-speaking communities in northwestern China especially Uighur, and also Kazakh. The chapters on phonology and the lexicon are both very kornfiilt done and very useful more on this belowbut they do not address all of the issues that might be of interest to a phonologist or a lexical semanticist.

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The goals of the works in this series are different from those of most grammars: Cop example expressed fazla FNom 3. While many turkihs myself included will not mind the short shrift given to these topics, some will no doubt be disappointed that the list of ideophones occupies less than a page and a half.

In terms of linguistic structure, the Turkic languages are very close to one another, and most of the salient features of Turkish described below e.

Her treatment of other aspects of Turkish morphology and syntax are equally well done.