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Name: Mehmet  Ozcan
Institution: Mehmet Akif Ersoy University
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Homepage: http://egitim.mehmetakif.edu.tr/kisisel/mozcan
State and/or Country: Turkey   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Ozcan, M. (2007). Developmental Differences in the Use of Tense Aspect Modality in Narratives Hacettepe Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi, 32, 221-231.

Ozcan, M. (2007). 3- 9 Ve 13 Yaş Grubu Çocukların Anlatılarında Ortaya Çıkan Zaman Zarflarının Sıklık Ve İşlevleri: Gelişimsel Bir Bakış Açısı Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi. Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi. 13, 133-138.

Ozcan, M. (2006). From Sentence to Discourse: How Do Children Construct Narrative Discourse? VI. Uluslararası, dil, yazın, deyişbilim sempozyumu. Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, 1-2 Haziran 2006, Isparta-TURKEY.

Ozcan, M. (2006). The emergence and function of Turkish Tense Aspect Modality Markers in the narratives produced by children from 3 to 9 plus 13. The 13th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, 16-20 August, Uppsala- SWEDEN.

Ozcan, M. (2006). Anlatılarda Zaman Zarflarının İşlevlerine İlişkin Gelişimsel Farklar. XXI. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı. Maltepe Üniversitesi, 12-13 Mayıs 2006, İstanbul.

Ozcan, M. (2005). Developmental differences in the use of deixis by children from 3 to 9 plus 13-year-olds. Paper presented at Linguistics at Oxford Postgraduate conference, Oxford University. September, 23-24, 2005.

Ozcan, M. (2005). Türkçede ve ile dE bağlaçlarının 3-9 yaş arası çocuklar ile 13 yaş grubu ve yetişkinler tarafından anlatılarda kullanımı. XIX. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı. Harran Üniversitesi, Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, Şanlıurfa. 20-21 Mayıs, 2005.

Ozcan, M. (2004). Is there a sense of time? Children's yesterdays and tomorrows. Paper presented in the School of Language and Media, Faculty of Education in The University of Newcastle, June, 19, 2004. Newcastle- Australia.

Ozcan, M. (2004). Age as a factor in naming process. Paper presented in Australian Linguistic Society Conference 2004, June, 15, 2004, SYDNEY-AUSTRALIA.

Ozcan, M. (2004). Is there a sense of time: How do children construct a sense of time? Unpublished paper presented in 'The Linguistics Colloquium' in FLE, METU. May, 7, 2004.

Ozcan, M. (2003). 'Semantic indeterminacy in the words used by children' Proceedings of International OMEP World Council and Conference “Crossroads of cultures:Implications for Early Childhood Development and Education. 5-11 October 2003, Kuşadası / Turkey.

Ozcan, M. (2001).On language testing. Muğla Anadolu Öğretmen Lisesi Dergisi. 1,1, 87-110.
Courses Taught: Language Acquisition
Advanced Reading and Writing

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