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Name: Ceyhan  Temurcu
Institution: Middle East Technical University
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Homepage: http://www.ii.metu.edu.tr/~temurcu/
State and/or Country: US
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Turkish
Selected Publications: Temürcü, Ceyhan (2004). On the multifunctionality of -Vr and -DIr in Turkish. In: Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung (Language Typology and Universals), 57:4. 333-361.

Temürcü, Ceyhan (2005). The interaction of syntax and discourse in word order variability: Data from Turkish. In: König G., Özyildirim I., Aydin D. & Altan A. (eds.) Dilbilim ve Uygulamalari. Istanbul: Multilingual. 123-159.

van der Auwera, Johan & Temürcü, Ceyhan (2006). 'Semantic maps'. In: Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition. (ed.) K. Brown. Oxford, Elsevier Press. 11: 131-4.
Dissertation Abstract: A Semantic Framework for Analyzing Tense, Aspect and Mood: An Application to the Ranges of Polysemy of -Xr, -DIr, -Iyor and -Ø in Turkish

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