The Acquisition of Turkish in Childhood

Belma Haznedar | Bogaziçi University
ORCID logoF. Nihan Ketrez | Istanbul Bilgi University
ISBN 9789027244109 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027266200 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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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
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“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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CFDC: Language acquisition

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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