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Name: Kurtulus  Oztopcu
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
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Homepage: www.oztopcu.com
State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Mamluk-Kipchak Turkic, Azerbaijani, Turkish
Selected Publications: Books:
1. Munyatu'l-Ghuzat, A 14th Century Mamluk-Kipchak Military Treatise. Cambridge, 1989.
2. Uygur Atasozleri ve Deyimleri. 'Uighur Proverbs and Idioms' Istanbul, 1992.
3. Dictionary of the Turkic Languages: Azerbaijani-Kazakh-Kyrgyz-Tatar-Turkish-Turkmen-Uighur-Uzbek. (With Abuov, Kambarov and Azemoun) London, 1996.
4. Elementary Azerbaijani. Istanbul, 2000.
5. Kitab fi Ilma'n-Nushshab, A 14th Century Archery Treatise in Mamluk-Kipchak. Istanbul, 2002.
6. Elementary Turkish. Santa Monica-Istanbul: Turk Dilleri Arastirmalari Dizisi:41, 2006
Audio Courses:
1. Colloquial Uzbek. Audio Forum. 1993.
2. Colloquial Azerbaijani. Audio Forum. 1994.
3. Colloquial Kazakh. (With Z. Abuov) Audio Forum. 1994.
1. 'A Mamluk-Kipchak Account on the Types and Qualities of Swords' Ural Altaische Jahrbucher (1989) 79-96.
2. 'Modern Uighur Proverbs: A Comperative Study' Journal of Turkish Studies (1989) 123-128.
3. 'Yeni Uygur Atasozlerinin Kaynagi Olarak Divan-i Lugat-it-Turk' Journal of Turkish Studies (1990) 393-400.
4. 'A mamluk-Kipchak Manual from the 14th Century: Kitab fi Ilmu'n-Nushshab' Rocznik Orientalistyczny (1990) 5-63.
5. 'A 14th Century Mamluk-Kipchak Treatise on Veterinary Sciences: Kitab fi Riyazati'l-Khayl' Journal of Turkish Studies (1993) 153-170.
6. 'A Comparison of Modern Azerbaijani and Modern Turkish' Azerbaijan International (Fall 1993) 18-19.
7. 'The Kultigin Inscription' An Anthology of Turkish Literature. Bloomington, 1996.
8. 'Memluk Kipcakcasiyla Yazilmis Bir Atcilik Risalesi: Kitab Baytaratu'l-Vazih' Journal of Turkish Studies (2000) 189-229.
9. 'Memluk Kipcakcasiyla Yazilmis Kaynaklardaki Okculuk Terimleri' Journal of Turkish Studies (2002)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Dictionary of Turkic Languages
Courses Taught: Elementary Azerbaijani

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