Turkish Grammar

Paperback | November 1, 2000

byG. L. Lewis

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Since its appearance in 1967, Professor Lewis's Turkish Grammar has been the standard work on the language throughout the English-speaking world. This revised and fully updated new edition further reflects the results of the language reform movement which, though not so drastic in its effecton the spoken language, has made anything written before the early 1930s, and a lot since, increasingly obscure to subsequent generations. Incorporating much new material, it presents an authoritative, lucid, and engaging text, setting out every form and construction of pre- and post-reform Turkishthat may be encountered in print, as well as colloquial usages. Reviews of the first edition: 'This is by far the most comprehensive Turkish grammar ever published in English [Professor Lewis] guides the student through the delicate labyrinths of the language with sympathetic understanding and what is rare in the grammarian humour The typography and arrangement of the book are beyondall praise, and all in all the book is a most notable achievement.' Royal Central Asian Journal '[The] thinnest chapters of a grammar are sometimes those on syntax; but in this book the discussions of modern Turkish syntax are the strongest sections, illustrated by lucid and penetrating analyses of sentence structure, with no skirting round difficulties or papering over of cracks This bookwill certainly be instructive and indeed enjoyable reading to every student of Turkish who has already made some progress in the language.' SOAS Bulletin 'Professor Lewis displays both a mastery of Turkish grammar and an understanding of how that grammar can be best presented to English speakers. His style is clear and readable, his overall approach extremely practical.' Middle East Journal

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Since its appearance in 1967, Professor Lewis's Turkish Grammar has been the standard work on the language throughout the English-speaking world. This revised and fully updated new edition further reflects the results of the language reform movement which, though not so drastic in its effecton the spoken language, has made anything wr...

Geoffrey Lewis, FBA 1979, has been Emeritus Professor of Turkish at the University of Oxford since 1986 and a Fellow of St Anthony's College since 1961 (now Emeritus). He was Oxford University Visiting Professor at Robert College Istanbul 195968, and has been a visiting professor at Princeton, UCLA, and the Royal College of Istanbul, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:November 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198700369

ISBN - 13:9780198700364

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IntroductionBibliographyAbbreviationsOrthography and PhonologyThe NounThe AdjectiveNoun and Adjective SuffixesPronounsNumeralsPostpositionsThe VerbParticiplesVerbal NounsGerundsAdverbsConjunctions and ParticlesWord-FormationThe Order of Elements in the SentenceNumber, Case, and AppositionThe Noun Clause and the Substantival SentenceAdjectival Phrases and Participial QualifiersThe SubjunctiveConditional SentencesAsyndetic SubordinationPunctuationSentence-AnalysisFurther ExamplesIndex [the index is further divided for ease of reference]