More comprehensive, more up-to-date, and more effectively organized than any other description of the language. ... The analyses are up-to-date and insightful, and Kornfilt has done a superb job of bringing clarity to some of the most difficult parts of the language. |o Steve Seegmiller, LINGUIST Turkish is spoken by about fifty million people in Turkey and is the co-official language of Cyprus. Jacklin Kornfilt covers the language's distinct and interesting characteristics and provides a wealth of examples for almost every issue addressed, drawing from different levels of vocabulary--contemporary, old, official and colloquial--and accompanied by a detailed grammatical analysis and English translation.