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Mon Dec 17 2007

Diss: Socioling: Cekicel: 'Turkish Vocabulary Variants in Relation...'

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Message 1: Turkish Vocabulary Variants in Relation to Gender and Age
Date: 15-Dec-2007
From: yesim cekicel <yesimecgmail.com>
Subject: Turkish Vocabulary Variants in Relation to Gender and Age
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Institution: Hacettepe University
Program: Department of English Linguistics
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 1999

Author: Yesim Cekicel

Dissertation Title: Turkish Vocabulary Variants in Relation to Gender and Age

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Turkish (tur)

Dissertation Director:
Ceyhun Aksoy
Nalan Buyukkantarcıoglu
Aysu Erden
Gul Keskil
Isıl Ozyıldırım

Dissertation Abstract:

Turkish has many vocabulary items from different origins. In the
following research some of these vocabulary items which might be
called synonyms from different origins were chosen and categorised

Turkish-origin vocabulary items
Arabic/Persian-origin vocabulary items
Western-origin vocabulary items

Hypotheses were:
1) Gender and age of the speaker affect the vocabulary choice in
daily speech in Turkish.
2) There is no difference between male and female speakers'
knowledge of the three types of vocabulary items of different
3) Turkish-origin vocabulary items are known better and chosen more
frequently than Arabic/Persian-origin and Western-origin vocabulary items.

To test the above hypotheses an experimental form was given to fifty
male and fifty female subjects from five different age groups.
Data were analysed by SPSS and Excel programs for PC(Windows).

The results support three of the hypotheses.

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