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Turkish Grammar

Second Edition

G. L. Lewis

November 2000

ISBN: 9780198700364

328 pages

In Stock

Price: £35.00



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.

  • Substantially revised and updated version of successful grammar
  • Reflects results of language reform movement
  • Deals with every form and construction of pre- and post- reform Turkish that may be encountered in print
  • Chapter 13, on sentence-analysis has almost doubled in size
  • Chapter 24, providing further examples, has been greatly enlarged
  • Extensive cross references, index, and detailed contents page make the book user-friendly

About the Author(s)

G. L. Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Turkish, University of Oxford

Table of Contents

    Orthography and Phonology
    The Noun
    The Adjective
    Noun and Adjective Suffixes
    The Verb
    Verbal Nouns
    Conjunctions and Particles
    The Order of Elements in the Sentence
    Number, Case, and Apposition
    The Noun Clause and the Substantival Sentence
    Adjectival Phrases and Participial Qualifiers
    The Subjunctive
    Conditional Sentences
    Asyndetic Subordination
    Further Examples
    Index [the index is further divided for ease of reference]


"While others have told the history of the language reform as well, it is Lewis' great merit that more than a third of his study is devoted to analyzing the 'ingredients' and 'concoctions' of this reform as he calls them. This he does both expertly and wittily, enlivening his scholarly discussion of how intellectuals and others employed various suffixes to coin new words while frequently bending the rules of linguistics." - Jacob M. Landau, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem