This study investigated the use of Turkish case markers by learners of Turkish as a second language. Four cases in Turkish language as accusative, dative, locative and ablative cases were examined as the linguistic items of the study. Quantitative analysis was administered to the data gathered from L2 learners of Turkish who were studying at a state university in Turkey as foreign students at the time of data collection through the grammaticality judgment task (GJT) and the scrambled sentence task (SST) developed by the researchers. Research findings have indicated that they have a slight difficulty in unscrambling sentences that requires the use of multiple case markers. More specifically, the ablative case proved the most problematic whereas the locative case appeared the least challenging for them. The study concludes with a couple of practical implications on teaching Turkish as a second language based on the findings reported here.
Case markers, Turkish case markers, Turkish as a second language
|Author :||Muzaffer Pınar BABANOĞLU - Reyhan AĞÇAM|
|Number of pages:||35-44|