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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: Nafi  Yalcin (IPA: nafi)
Institution: Maltepe University
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Homepage: http://egitim.maltepe.edu.tr/files/nafiye_yalcin_ing.pdf
State and/or Country: Turkey   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Specialty: case grammar, verb-argument relations, word derivation, language planning, description of Turkish
Subject Language(s): Turkish
Selected Publications: -'The Turkish Language Reform: a unique case of language planning in the world'
-'Classification of Turkish verbs in terms of thematic roles and analysis of passive verbs within that model'
-'Analysis of derivational processes concerning related sets of verbs in Turkish”
-'A semantic analysis of the processes of deriving adjectives from verbs'
Courses Taught: -Analysis of Turkish Language within Universal Grammar,
-Scientific Research Methods
-Instructional Technology and Materials Design
Dissertation Abstract: The Analysis of Correlations between Thematic Roles and Syntactic Relations in Turkish Sentences

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