Use of Participles by Students Learning Turkish as a Foreign Language in B2 Level Cover Image

B2 Düzeyinde Yabancı Dil Olarak Türkçe Öğrenenlerin Ortaç Kullanımları
Use of Participles by Students Learning Turkish as a Foreign Language in B2 Level

a Case Study

Author(s): İmran Nazike Avci, Yusuf Tepeli, Mustafa Cener
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Foreign languages learning, Turkish language
Published by: T.C. MEHMET AKİF ERSOY ÜNİVERSİTESİ EĞİTİM FAKÜLTESİ
Keywords: Turkish as a foreign language; written expression; grammar; participles

Summary/Abstract: The present study aims to determine to what extent learners of Turkish as a foreign language use participles in their writing practices. To attain this goal, a holistic single-case qualitative research design method was adopted with the participation of 30 B2 level learners from two universities in Turkey. The data were collected through demographic information form, sentence completion test (SCT) and written compositions which were analyzed through content analysis technique. Findings revealed that while most of the participants (86.67 %) used participles meaningfully correct, some (10.13 %) used them in wrong forms and few of them (3.20 %) used some other affixes. In terms of genders, it was found that female participants (90.71 %) used participles more accurately than males (83.12 %) in SCT. Analysis of compositions revealed that while most of the participants (83.30 %) used at least one or more participles, some (16.70%) did not use any participle in their compositions. It was also found that while most of the participants (84.40 %) used meaningfully accurate participles, some (15.60 %) did not use participles accurately. It was found that female participants (62.82 %) used participles more accurately than male participants (37.18 %).

  • Issue Year: 3/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 19-39
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Turkish