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The Turkish language reform : a catastrophic success

Author: Geoffrey Lewis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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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 p. ; 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 ; References
Responsibility: Geoffrey Lewis.
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This is a study written with understanding and sympathy, avoiding such pitfalls as the opportunity to ridicule failures in the reform ... one cannot but admire the author for his expert analysis and Read more...

 
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