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- Media Turkish: II
- Catalog Number CEUS-U 320/520
- Kemal Silay
This course is designed to address the needs of students of
Turkish in coping with the linguistic and cognitive difficulties generally
associated with media language. Students with at least two years of modern
Turkish are allowed to sign up for this class. Focusing predominantly on
available online newspapers and magazines, the course will aim at improving
students’ linguistic skills for better comprehension of the contemporary
language as manifested in the Turkish media. In addition, up-to-date cultural
and political issues associated with these texts will be discussed throughout
Texts to read,
translate, and discuss in class will be distributed by the instructor one week
in advance. Before coming to class, all students are expected to study the
texts thoroughly in an effort to understand the overall messages of the texts
and underline all “vague” sections or sections not comprehended.
class meeting, all students are required to submit an oral report (in Turkish)
of a 1-2 page (approximately 500 words) essay of their preference (to be taken
from one of the online newspapers or magazines). Please clearly indicate the
sources of these materials, make copies of these essays for your classmates
and professor, as well.
be conducted both in English and in Turkish.
covered in class will be meticulously analyzed in terms of Turkish/Turkic
morphology and phonology, often providing the students with an etymology of
the lexical elements, both vocabulary and suffixes.
required to carry a dedicated notebook or index cards for recording new
vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.
expected to carry a Turkish-English and English-Turkish pocket dictionary with
Numerous authentic materials from the Turkish
media (music, news, commercials, and films) will be incorporated into the
teaching schedule in an effort to help students develop their listening