A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
Turkish is spoken by about fifty million people in Turkey and is the
co-official language of Cyprus. Whilst Turkish has a number of properties
that are similar to those of other Turkic languages, it has distinct and
interesting characteristics which are given full coverage in this book.
Jaklin Kornfilt provides a wealth of examples drawn from different levels
of vocabulary: contemporary and old, official and colloquial. They are
accompanied by a detailed grammatical analysis and English translation.