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Turkish Language Reform A Catastrophic Success

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ISBN-10: 0199256691

ISBN-13: 9780199256693

Edition: 2002

Authors: Geoffrey Lewis

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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. Its prelude came in 1928, when the Arabo-Persian alphabet was outlawed and replaced by the Latin alphabet. It began in earnest in 1930 when Ataturk declared:'Turkish is one of the richest of languages. It needs only to be used with discrimination. The Turkish nation, which is well able to protect its territory and its sublime independence, must also liberate its language from the…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Ottoman Turkish
The New Alphabet
Ataturk and the Language Reform until 1936
The Sun-Language Theory and After
Atay, Atac, Sayili
Technical Terms
The New Yoke
The New Turkish
What Happened to the Language Society