Word Order in Turkish

  • A. Sumru Özsoy

Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 97)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. A. Sumru Özsoy
    Pages 1-38
  3. The Syntax of Word Order

  4. Word Order and Syntax-Phonology Interface

  5. Word Order and Discourse Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285

About this book


This volume is a collection of studies on various aspects of word order variation in Turkish.  As a head-final, left-branching ‘free’ word order language, Turkish raises a number of significant theory-internal as well as language-particular questions regarding linearization in language. Each of the contributions in the present volume offers a fresh insight into a number of these questions, thus, while expanding our knowledge of the language-particular properties of the word order phenomena, also contribute individually to the theory of linearization in general.  Turkish is a configurational language.  It licenses constructions in which constituents can occur in non-canonical presubject as well as postverbal positions. Presented within the assumptions of the generative tradition, the discussion and analyses of the various aspects of the linearization facts of the language offer a novel treatment of the issues therein. The authors approach the word order phenomena from a variety of perspectives, ranging from purely syntactic treatments, to accounts as syntax-PF interface or syntax-discourse interface phenomena or as output of base generation.


Free Word Order Languages Gapping Constructions Syntax in the Minimalist Framework Phonological Phrasing and Gapping Constructions Left and Right Periphery Analysis of Turkish Wh-Phrases in Turkish Accusative Objects Generative Grammar Framework Configurational Languages

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Sumru Özsoy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsBoğaziçi ÜniversitesiBebek, IstanbulTurkey

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