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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Mehmet  Özcan
Institution: Hacettepe University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://bef.sdu.edu.tr/~mozcan
State and/or Country: Turkey   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Turkish
Selected Publications: Ozcan, M. (2006). The emergence and function of Turkish Tense Aspect Modality Markers in the narratives produced by children from 3 to 9 plus 13. The 13th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, 16-20 August, Uppsala- SWEDEN.
Ozcan, M. (2006). From Sentence to Discourse: How Do Children Construct Narrative Discourse? VI. Uluslararası, dil, yazın, deyişbilim sempozyumu. Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, 1-2 Haziran 2006, Isparta.

Ozcan, M. (2006). Anlatılarda Zaman Zarflarının İşlevlerine İlişkin Gelişimsel Farklar. XXI. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı. Maltepe Üniversitesi, 12-13 Mayıs 2006, İstanbul.
Ozcan, M. (2005). Developmental differences in the use of deixis by children from 3 to 9 plus 13-year-olds. Paper presented at Linguistics at Oxford Postgraduate conference, Oxford University. September, 23-24, 2005.
Ozcan, M. (2004). Age as a factor in naming process. Paper presented in Australian Linguistic Society Conference 2004, June, 15, 2004, SYDNEY-AUSTRALIA.

Ozcan, M. (2004). Is there a sense of time? Children's yesterdays and tomorrows. Paper presented in the School of Language and Media, Faculty of Education in The University of Newcastle, June, 19, 2004. Newcastle- Australia.

Ozcan, M. (2003). 'Semantic indeterminacy in the words used by children' Proceedings of International OMEP World Council and Conference “Crossroads of cultures:Implications for Early Childhood Development and Education. 5-11 October 2003, Kuşadası / Turkey.

Courses Taught: Advanced Reading and Writing
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to English Literature
Contextual Grammar

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