The Acquisition of Turkish in Childhood

| Bogaziçi University
| Istanbul Bilgi University
ISBN 9789027244109 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027266200 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The Acquisition of Turkish in Childhood presents recent research on the nature of language acquisition by typically and atypically developing monolingual and bilingual Turkish-speaking children. The book summarises the most recent research findings on the acquisition of Turkish in childhood, with a focus on (i) the acquisition of phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, (ii) the acquisition of discourse skills, (iii) literacy development and (iv) atypical vs. typical development. The book also provides the reader with a unique perspective on cross-learner comparative research on the acquisition of Turkish, demonstrating how similar issues can be investigated in a range of various acquisition contexts. By grouping together the recent research on the acquisition of Turkish within a single volume, this book provides a unique opportunity for readers to review the general developmental tendencies and the most prominent hypotheses put forward by scholars.
[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 20]  2016.  viii, 416 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Belma Haznedar and F. Nihan Ketrez
Part I. Acquisition/processing of morphology, syntax and semantics
Sensitivity of Turkish infants to vowel harmony: Preference shift from familiarity to novelty
Annette Hohenberger, Asli Altan, Utku Kaya, Özgün Köksal Tuncer and Enes Avcu
Turkish children’s early vocabulary: A study on the lexical diversity of two sisters
Yasin Kaygusuz and Deniz Zeyrek
Acquisition of canonical and non-canonical word orders in L1 Turkish
Çiğdem Sağın-Şimşek
What does online parsing in Turkish-speaking children reveal about grammar?
Duygu Özge
Acquisition of scope relations by Turkish-English bilingual children
Vasfiye Geçkin, Stephen Crain and Rosalind Thornton
Part II. Discourse
Children’s referential choices in Turkish: Experimentally elicited and conversationally occasioned determinants
A. Beyza Ateş-Şen, Özlem Ece Demir and Aylin C. Küntay
Learning to think, talk, and gesture about motion in language-specific ways: Insights from Turkish
Şeyda Özçalışkan and Samantha N. Emerson
Scene-setting and referent introduction in sign and spoken languages: What does modality tell us?
Beyza Sümer
Part III. Literacy development
Integrating cognitive and sociocultural aspects of reading in Turkish
Aydın Yücesan Durgunoğlu
Phonological awareness in reading acquisition: Evidence from reading skills of Turkish-English successive bilingual children
Hatice Özata, Nalan Babür and Belma Haznedar
Part IV. Typical vs. Atypical development in monolingual and bilingual Turkish-speaking children
Vocabulary and grammar acquisition in Turkish as assessed by the Turkish communicative development inventory: A comparison of typically developing and language delayed children
İlknur Maviş and Selen Demirdöğenler
Language impairment in Turkish-speaking children: The nature of morphological errors
Seyhun Topbas, Selçuk Güven, Ayşe Aydın Uysal and Deniz Kazanoğlu
Language development in Turkish-speaking children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Saime Tek
Verbal functional categories in the speech of a Turkish speaking child with autism
N. Evra Günhan
L2 children do not fluctuate: Production and on-line processing of indefinite articles in Turkish-speaking child learners of English
Vicky Chondrogianni and Theodoros Marinis
Second language exposure in the preschool: Relation to first language skills and executive functions
Aslı Aktan-Erciyes and Ayhan Aksu-Koç
“This valuable collection of studies of Turkish child language significantly advances our understanding of the acquisition of a major non-Indo-European language. For many years, Turkish has provided a contrast and a challenge to acquisition theories. Here we have meticulous studies of a range of domains – phonology, morphosyntax, semantics, pragmatics – examined in mono- and bilingual children, in conditions of normal and special development. The studies use a spectrum of research methods, spanning infancy to early childhood. These in-depth explorations of a particular language will lead readers to examine their own assumptions about the nature of acquisition.”
“This volume on the acquisition of Turkish is a true treasure. An introduction that makes an important contribution in its own right is followed by 16 chapters showcasing the depth, breadth and sophistication of research on the monolingual and bilingual acquisition of a non-Indo-European language. Atypically developing children receive ample attention; an impressive one-third of the book is devoted to research on this population. Contributions to this valuable volume come from a range of emerging and established scholars who cover morphology, syntax, phonology, the lexicon and discourse - unusually – literacy – as well. Editors Haznedar and Ketrez deserve our gratitude for producing a resource that raises the bar for single-language edited volumes.”
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BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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