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Name: Hale  Isik-Guler
Institution: Middle East Technical University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.metu.edu.tr/~hisik/
State and/or Country: Turkey   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Işık-Güler, H. (2008). Metapragmatics of (Im)Politeness in Turkish: An Exploratory Emic Investigation. Unpublished PhD Dissertation. Middle East Technical University.

Ruhi, S. and Işık-Güler, H. (2007) Conceptualizing face and relationalwork in (im)politeness: Revelations from politeness lexemes and idioms in Turkish. Journal of Pragmatics, 39 (4), pp. 681-711.

Işık, Hale (2005) İncelik Kuramlarına Yeni Bir Bakıs: Hizmet Karsılasımlarında
Kullanılan Sosyo-Edimbilimsel Etkilesim İlkeleri, 19. Dilbilim Kurultayı: Harran Bildirileri Kitabı. Harran Universitesi, Urfa: Elif Matbaası, p. 196-209.

Işık, Hale (2003). An investigation on customer interactional principles and face-threatening speech act performance in service encounters: the case of Turkish and English. Unpublished M.A Thesis, Middle East Technical University.
Courses Taught: Linguistics courses:
FLE 146 Intro. to Linguistics I
FLE 261 Intro. to Linguistics II

Applied Linguistics Research Methodology Courses:
FLE 310 Research Skills

Language Teaching Methodology Courses:
FLE 238 Approaches to English Language Teaching
FLE 417 School Experience II
FLE 404 Teaching Practicum

Advanced English Language Skills for Non-native Teacher Trainees:
FLE 137 Listening and Pronunciation
FLE 142 English Grammar and Composition II
FLE 127 Spoken English I
FLE 128 Spoken English II
FLE 125 Reading Skills I
FLE 126 Reading Skills II
FLE 121 English Grammar I
FLE 122 English Grammar II

Turkish as a Foreign Language Courses:
TURK 101 Turkish Language and Culture I
TURK 102 Turkish Language and Culture II
Dissertation Abstract: Metapragmatics of (Im)politeness in Turkish: An exploratory emic investigation

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