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Name: Yasemin  Yildiz
Institution: British University in Dubai
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State and/or Country: Dubai
United Arab Emirates   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Phonetics, Phonology, sociolinguistics, language acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Yildiz, Y. (2006). The acquisition of English interdentals by Turkish learners: explaining age effects in L2 phonology. Essex Graduate Papers in Language and Linguistics 8, 144-165.

Yildiz, Y. (2005). The Structure of initial /s/-clusters: evidence from L1 and L2 acquisition. In Marina Tzakosta, Claartje Levelt & Jeroen van der Weijer (eds.), Developmental Paths in Phonological Acquisition. Special Issues of Leiden Papers in Linguistics 2.1, 163-187.
ISSN 1574-4728.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Age Effects in the Acquisition of English Onset Clusters by Turkish Learners
Courses Taught: 1) Theories of Second Language Acquisition
2) Structure of Modern English
3) Language Transfer
4) Applied Linguistics
5) Linguistics
6) Language Awareness
7) Sociolinguistics
8) Syllabus Design
Dissertation Abstract: Age Effects in the Acquisition of English Onset Clusters by Turkish Learners: An optimality-theoretic approach

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