The Turkish Language Reform: A Catastrophic Success

The Turkish Language Reform: A Catastrophic Success

by Geoffrey Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199256691

ISBN-13: 9780199256693

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is the first account of the transformation of the Turkish language in the years following 1930—probably the most extensive piece of language engineering ever attempted. The book is important both for the study of linguistic change and for the light it throws on twentieth-century Turkish politics and society.

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This is the first account of the transformation of the Turkish language in the years following 1930—probably the most extensive piece of language engineering ever attempted. The book is important both for the study of linguistic change and for the light it throws on twentieth-century Turkish politics and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199256693
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
840,709
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Ottoman Turkish
3. The New Alphabet
4. Ataturk and the Language Reform until 1936
5. The Sun-Language Theory and After
6. Atay, Atac, Sayili
7. Ingredients
8. Concoctions
9. Technical Terms
10. The New Yoke
11. The New Turkish
12. What Happened to the Language Society
References

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