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Lewis, Geoffrey 1920-2008

Overview
Works: 58 works in 443 publications in 8 languages and 4,758 library holdings
Genres: History  Self-instruction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Sources  Constitution  Conversation and phrase books 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Lewis
Turkey by Geoffrey Lewis( Book )

93 editions published between 1906 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkish grammar by Geoffrey Lewis( Book )

62 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 effect on 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 Turkish that may be encountered in print, as well as colloquial usages."--BOOK JACKET
Modern Turkey by Geoffrey Lewis( Book )

16 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Turkish language reform : a catastrophic success by Geoffrey Lewis( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 never dull story of the reform, and provides a stimulating and incisive account for students of Turkish language, history, and culture."--Jacket
Teach yourself Turkish by Geoffrey Lewis( Book )

52 editions published between 1953 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Dede Korkut by Geoffrey Lewis( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Dede Korkut is a collection of twelve stories set in the heroic age of the Oghuz Turks, a nomadic tribe who had journeyed westwards through Central Asia from the ninth century onwards. The stories are peopled by characters as bizarre as they are unforgettable: Crazy Karchar, whose unpredictability requires an army of fleas to manage it; Kazan, who cheerfully pretends to necrophilia in order to escape from prison; the monster Goggle-eye; and the heroine Chichek, who shoots, races on horseback and wrestles her lover. Geoffrey Lewis's classic translation retains the odd and oddly appealing style of the stories, with their mixture of the colloquial, the poetic, and the dignified, and magnificently conveys the way in which they bring to life a wild society and its inhabitants
Turkish by Geoffrey Lewis( Book )

57 editions published between 1953 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The balance of truth by Kâtip Çelebi( Book )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thickhead and other stories by Haldun Taner( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domenico's Istanbul by Domenico( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Domenico was the name taken by a rabbi and doctor from Safed in Palestine on his conversion to Catholicism in 1593. For some ten years he served as Third Physician to Sultan Murad III. In 1611 he wrote, or, more accurately, dictated, his Relatione della gran Citta di Constantinopoli. This is not just a topographical description of the city but also an account of its inhabitants and the regulations governing their lives, of how the Sultan spent his time, of the principles and practice of Islam, and much more."--BOOK JACKET
On surgery and instruments : a definitive edition of the Arabic text by Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf ibn ʻAbbās al-Zahrāwī( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and Arabic and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plotini opera by Plotinus( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in Latin and Multiple languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey by Zelfa Olivier( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the colorful story of Mustafa Kemal, later knows as Ataturk, the charismatic leader of Turkey after the first World War. The documentary traces the rise of modern Turkey, which acts as a bridge between Europe and the Middle East. Atarurk was a man of peace (nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize) even though his rise to power came from his role in the First World War. He established peace on a the borders of Turkey, in marked contrast to the expansionist old Ottoman Empire which had been nickednamed 'the sick man of Europe.' His first and greatest reform was to secularize the country in order to bring it into the modern world. Under his leadership, women were emancipated, minorities were guaranteed equal rights, and the Latin alphabet replaced of Arabic script. Along with rare archival footage there are commentaries from experts such as Prof. Vamik Volkan and Prof. Geoffrey Lewis, and interviews with his adopted daugther, Ulku, with Suleyman Demirel, President of the Turkish Republic, and with the Patriach of the Orthodox church. Turkey holds a key role in the mid Eastern affairs, and this film will enlighten students about its history."--Container
Turkish by Geoffrey Lewis( Recording )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cursus Turks voor beginners met als basistaal Engels
The Atatürk I knew : an abridged translation of F.R. Atay's Çankaya by Falih Rıfkı Atay( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atatürk and his Republic by Geoffrey Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albucasis on surgery and instruments by Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf ibn ʻAbbās al-Zahrāwī( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and Arabic and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trajik başarı : Türk dil reformu by Geoffrey Lewis( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Turkish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factors affecting the use of contraception in urban areas of Indonesia by Sudibyo Alimoeso( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Atatürk I knew by Falih Rıfkı Atay( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and Turkish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Geoffrey Lewis Lewis

Geoffrey Lewis lingüista británico

Geoffrey Lewis (scholar) Brits taalkundige (1920-2008)

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Lewis, G.L. 1920-2008

Lewis, G. L. (Geoffrey L.)

Lewis, G. L. (Geoffrey Lewis), 1920-2008

Lewis, Geoffrey 1920-2008

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Lewis, Geoffrey Lewis 1920-2008

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