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Uzundag, Berna A.; Tasçi, Süleyman S.; Küntay, Aylin C.; Aksu-Koç, Ayhan – Journal of Child Language, 2018
In languages with evidential marking, utterances consist of an informational content and a specification of the mode of access to that information. In this first longitudinal study investigating the acquisition of the Turkish evidential marker "-mIs" in naturalistic child-caregiver interactions, we examined six children between 8 and 36…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Interaction, Caregiver Child Relationship, Infants
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Geçkin, Vasfiye; Crain, Stephen; Thornton, Rosalind – Journal of Child Language, 2016
This study investigated how Turkish-speaking children and adults interpret negative sentences with disjunction (English "or") and ones with conjunction (English "and"). The goal was to see whether Turkish-speaking children and adults assigned the same interpretation to both kinds of sentences and, if not, to determine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Language, Turkish, Children
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Bahtiyar, Sevda; Kuntay, Aylin C. – Journal of Child Language, 2009
How do Turkish children differ from adults in sensitivity to the commonality of their partner's perspective with their own in producing referential language? Fifteen five- to six-year-olds, 15 nine- to ten-year-olds and 15 adults were asked to tell a confederate to pick up an object across three conditions: the common ground condition, in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adults, Interpersonal Communication
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Kuntay, Aylin C.; Ozyurek, Asli – Journal of Child Language, 2006
Pragmatic development requires the ability to use linguistic forms, along with non-verbal cues, to focus an interlocutor's attention on a referent during conversation. We investigate the development of this ability by examining how the use of demonstratives is learned in Turkish, where a three-way demonstrative system ("bu,"…
Descriptors: Cues, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Attention Span
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Ozyurek, Asli – Journal of Child Language, 1996
Investigates how Turkish children of different ages discuss a conversation they have witnessed during a televised dialog between two Sesame Street characters. Findings reveal that there is a developmental change in children's ability to use appropriate linguistic means to orient their listeners to the different properties of a conversation. (17…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Child Language, Communicative Competence (Languages)