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Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2017
The aim of this article is to present to the reader a sampling (860 items) from the Qazaq phonological terminology with their equivalents in Russian, English and Turkish. There has been many linguistic studies and publications in the Qazaq sound system both by Qazaq and foreign scholars in form of books, articles and glossaries. Qazaq is a member…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Phonetics, Phonology, Sampling
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The main cause of pronunciation problems faced by EFL learners is their lack of a suprasegmental background. Most of those having oral comprehension and expression difficulties are unaware that their difficulty comes from their negligence of concepts of stress, pitch, juncture and linkers. While remedying stress problems, students should be taught…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Error Correction
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In the phonological literature in English, which is a stress-timed language, the existence of at least three levels of stress is usually taken for granted. Words, phrases, utterances or sentences have a prominent element in one of their syllables, which usually correlates with a partner in the same unit, called the secondary stress. It so happens…
Descriptors: Role, Phonology, Language Rhythm, Pronunciation
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The aim of this article is to present to the reader a specific sampling from the French phonological terminology collected from relevant literature with their equivalents in English, German and Turkish. There has been so far many linguistic studies and publications in the French sound system both by French and foreign scholars in form of books,…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, French, Indo European Languages, Phonology
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The three types of stresses namely "word stress," "compound stress" and "phrasal stress" are the key elements to determine the exact means of conveying a specific intent in an utterance. Therefore during perception and production of such meaning-carrying codes, being able to use the right stress pattern is vitally…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, English (Second Language), Intonation, Second Language Instruction
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Turkish students tend to make considerable stress placement errors when pronouncing English polysyllabic words because of the interference of the traditional word stress patterns of their mother tongue. They usually misplace stresses in their utterance, both either as a result of their native pronunciation habits or their lack of stress-placing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Turkish
Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2016
Bayburt University's English Language Teaching (ELT) department, is starting its courses as of 2016 fall season, using the Turkish sage Dede Korkut's tales as part of its speech training curriculum. The story "Wild Dumrul" presented in this article is famous in world literature for its theme of "marital love and sacrifice."…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2016
This study deals with a special methodology to meet the special needs of Turkish gifted and talented students (GTS) in terms of improving their English oral proficiency. Most GTS are known to have been born also "gifted in languages". Their language awareness shows by their "communicative skills, creative flair and arguing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2016
An ability for a speaker to unite (link) words or to separate (break, juncture) them with a pause in his utterance gives him a special advantage to convey his intended meaning to his audience. If he knows where to unite his words and where to pause between them in speech he is better able to communicate with his listeners, and his words are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Turkish, Oral Language, Suprasegmentals
Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2016
The voiceless allophones of (alveolo) palatal stop consonant [c] and velar stop consonant [k] of the phoneme /k/ represented by the letter "K" exists in almost all languages of the world. Which of these will be sounded in speech is determined by the type of the vowel that are adjacent to them. In Turkish, the dark variant [k] occurs…
Descriptors: Turkish, Speech Communication, Pronunciation, Phonemes
Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2016
The greatest difficulty in reading Arabic script for nonnatives is the absence of short vowels. The correlation of 28 consonants with sounds poses no great difficulty. In Arabic, there are six vowel phonemes which are voiced only by three letters with help of some relevant diacritical marks (?arakat). As the bulk of Arabic publications is written…
Descriptors: Translation, Semitic Languages, Vowels, Islam
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The greatest difficulty in reading Arabic script for nonnatives has long been considered as the absence of short vowels, however there is more to be dealt with. While the correlation of 28 Arabic consonants pose no great difficulty in deciphering the script, the six vowel phonemes voiced only by three letters even with help of some relevant…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Written Language, Islam, Muslims
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Most of us have read Dale Carnegie's classic "How to make friends and influence people" in which he reveals the secret of human psychology: giving people the "feeling of importance" that they seek. He claims in that work that people feel more friendly toward those who allows them this feeling by caring about them and showing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Workers, Teachers, Pronunciation
Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2016
The Oghuz Turks being in existence for many a millenia in Central Asia has a rich cultural heritage conveyed from generation to generation through oral tradition. The "Book of Dede Korkut" discovered in 1815 in Dresden Royal Library by H. F. von Diez sheds light to an important part of that culture. That precious historic literary…
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, Turkish, Turkic Languages, Books
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Forenames, identifying individuals have their meanings, origins and variants which are shared by different people and cultures around the world. Upon investigation, the female forename "Zeynep", "Zaynab", "[Arabic characters]", one of the most common names in Turkey, is found to have its semitic or even Greek, Latin…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Turkish, Etymology, Diachronic Linguistics
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