Toros University

Department of Translation and Interpretation

Year 2019-2020
Semester Spring
Course Code MTB 106
Course Title Meaning and Function
Instructor Prof. Dr. S. Yeşim Aksan
The aim of this course is to enable the students to describe the relation between morphological and syntactic forms of English and Turkish and their corresponding meanings and functions.
09.04.2020 Review of clause grammar Conrad&Biber Unit VIII;


16.04.2020 Verbs: Functions and classes BCL, verbs
20.04.2020 Verbs: Exercises Exercises


27.04.2020 Special uses of verbs Real grammar, part II
04.05.2020 Copular verbs BCL, copular verbs


11.05.2020 Copular verbs
Textbook(s) Biber, D., S. Conrad, G.Leech 2002. Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. London: Longman.

Conrad, S., D. Biber 2009. Real Grammar. London: Longman.

Göksel, A. , C. Kerslake 2011. Turkish: An essential grammar. London: Longman.

Sezer, A. 1995.Turkish-English Contrastive. Grammar.

Turan, Ü. D. & Köse,G. 2011. Turkish Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse. Eskişehir: Anadolu Üniversitesi.

Yavuz, H. & A. Balcı 2011. Turkish Phonology and Morphology. Eskişehir: Anadolu Üniversitesi.


Supplementary Reading(s) Crystal, D. 2002. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. Second Edition. Cambridge: CUP.


Mid-Term  40      40
Final 60     60


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