|Title:||Turkish Vocabulary Variants in Relation to Gender and Age||Add Dissertation|
|Author:||Yesim Cekicel||Update Dissertation|
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|Institution:||Hacettepe University, Department of English Linguistics|
|Abstract:||Turkish has many vocabulary items from different origins. In the
following research some of these vocabulary items which might be
called synonyms from different origins were chosen and categorised
Turkish-origin vocabulary items
Arabic/Persian-origin vocabulary items
Western-origin vocabulary items
1) Gender and age of the speaker affect the vocabulary choice in
daily speech in Turkish.
2) There is no difference between male and female speakers’
knowledge of the three types of vocabulary items of different
3) Turkish-origin vocabulary items are known better and chosen more
frequently than Arabic/Persian-origin and Western-origin vocabulary items.
To test the above hypotheses an experimental form was given to fifty
male and fifty female subjects from five different age groups.
Data were analysed by SPSS and Excel programs for PC(Windows).
The results support three of the hypotheses.