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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: Bilge  Turkkan Ozturk
Institution: Kocaeli University
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State and/or Country: Turkey   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: Öztürk Türkkan, B., and Bakırlı Can, Ö. (2010, May). “Genre analysis in Turkish Tourism Brochures: An Interdisciplinary Study. 1st International Conference of Tourism Studies. Nevşehir, Turkey.

Öztürk, B. (2010). “Zero Anaphora Patterns in Turkish Unplanned Spoken Discourse”. Hacettepe University Journal of Faculty of Letters.

Öztürk, B. (2009). “Universal Grammar and Grammar matching models: Approaches to the Initial State”. TÖMER Dil Dergisi, p. 144.

Türkkan, B. (2008). The Choice of Referential Expressions and Topic Continuity in Turkish Scientific Texts. Journal of Turkish Linguistics, 2/1: 76-90.

Türkkan, B. (2008). The Determination of Rhetorical Mode on the basis of Nominalization in Turkish History Texts taught in Primary Degree. Dokuz Eylül University Journal of the Institute of Social Sciences, Dokuz Eylül University Press.

Türkkan, B. and Yağcıoğlu, S. “Expectation Levels in Turkish history texts used in Primary and Secondary Degrees” 14. International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, MANAVGAT, August 2008.

Türkkan, B. and Yağcıoğlu, S. (2006). Referential Coherence and Bridging Reference in Turkish Scientific Texts: An Approach Within the Framework of Centering Theory. Dilbilim Araştırmaları 2006. İstanbul: Boğaziçi University Press.
Courses Taught: Rhetorics
Applied linguistics
Discourse analysis
Semantics
Diplomatic Correspondence
Introduction to Linguistics



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