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The Turkish language reform : a catastrophic success

Author: Geoffrey Lewis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first full account of the transformation of Ottoman Turkish into Modern Turkish. It is based on the author's knowledge and experience of the language, history, and people of Turkey. The transformation of the Turkish language is probably the most thorough-going piece of linguistic engineering in history." "Geoffrey Lewis both acquaints the general reader with the often bizarre, sometimes tragi-comic, but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Lewis
ISBN: 0198238568 9780198238560
OCLC Number: 41137543
Description: 190 pages ; 25 cm.
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.
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Lewis.
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This account of the transformation of Ottoman Turkish into modern Turkish is based on the author's knowledge, experience and continuing study of the language, history, and people of Turkey.  Read more...

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This book can and must be recommended to anyone interested in the modern Turkish language. * Anthropological Linguistics * Professor Lewis has written a fascinating book and he deserves the gratitude Read more...

 
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