Turkey: Language, Culture and Society

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This course aims at exploring and analyzing the relationship between language, culture and social phenomena inside Turkey. Special focus is given to the study –with the aid of specially selected writings- of relevant situations through the changes occurred in written speech. The subjects dealt with focus on: 1) the transfer of culture through the language 2) the language’s feed-back capability in everyday situations 3) the influence exercised on language by realities such as power and inequality 4) the relationship between language and socio-political changes.
NOTE: A knowledge of basic elements of the Turkish language is welcomed since it helps in the better understanding of the socio-linguistic phenomena analyzed during the courses.

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