Chapter 10The acquisition of Turkish (genitive-)possessive structures by adult Norwegian learners
This study investigates the development of phrasal and clausal (Genitive)-Possessive structures in L2 Turkish. The phrasal structures under scrutiny are possessive noun phrases and nominal phrases/compounds consisting of a bare noun and a following possessive noun. The clausal structures are subordinated noun clauses with verbal predicates nominalized through the -mA and -DIK suffixes. The data comprise translations and exam essays of Norwegian university students who received Turkish instruction at the University of Oslo across four semesters over two years. We provide a descriptive analysis of the target and non-target structures produced by these learners. This study may pave the way for a future Processability Theory analysis of these structures in the data from this particular group of L2 learners.
- 2.Turkish at the University of Oslo
- 4.Linguistic structures
- 4.1Phrasal structures: n_gen+n_poss and n+n_poss structures
- 4.2Clausal structures: Noun clauses with -DIK and -mA
- 6.Data coding and analysis
- 6.1Phrasal structures
- 6.1.1n+n_poss structures
- 6.1.1n_gen+n_poss structures
- 6.2Clausal structures: Noun clauses with -mA and -DIK
- 7.Discussion and conclusions
- 7.1Discussion of the results on phrasal structures
- 7.2Discussion of the results on clausal structures
- 7.3Comparison of the results for phrasal and clausal structures
- 8.General discussion and further research
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