Research of Loanwords in 5th and 6th Grade Turkish Textbooks Cover Image

5. ve 6. Sınıf Türkçe Ders Kitaplarında Yer Alan Yabancı Kökenli Sözcüklerin İncelenmesi
Research of Loanwords in 5th and 6th Grade Turkish Textbooks

Author(s): Z. Canan Karababa, Kevser Yıldız
Subject(s): Turkic languages
Keywords: Turkish textbooks; loanwords; vocabulary teaching;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the loanwords found in teaching textbooks used as a primary source in Turkish mother tongue teaching. In general this study, in its introduction, considers the type and structure of loanwords, and the importance of vocabulary teaching in language acquısiton and its relation with mental development. This study, which is a descriptive research based on the scanning model, considers the quantum, quality and structure of loanwords found in 5th and 6th grade Turkish textbooks. The study is limited to examining loanwords which also have a Turkish equivalent. The study found that the ratio of loanwords having a Turkish equivalent to all loanwords scanned was 9.8% in 5th Grade and 5.3 % in 6th Grade textbooks. When vocabulary teaching techniques were considered, the ratios were found to be 17% at 5th Grade and 23% at 6th Grade. The loanwords studied were found to be mostly of Arabic and French origin. Further studies in this area should focus on the attention required when chosing vocabulary for Turkish language textbooks.

  • Issue Year: 4/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 160-174
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Turkish