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Oktay Yağız
Atatürk University
9Publications
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#1Fatma Şeyma Doğan (Harran University)
#2Oktay Yağız (Atatürk University)H-Index: 3
Last.Işıl Günseli Kaçar (METU: Middle East Technical University)H-Index: 2
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This study investigates the types of citation transformation preferred by both English L1 (native language) writers and Turkish writers who use English as a foreign language (L2). The corpus consists of 34 theses, 17 of which are Turkish writers’ theses in English language including 10 M.A. and 7 PhD theses and 17 English L1 writers’ theses comprised of 10 M.A. and 7 PhD theses. Based on the relevant literature, a rubric was prepared by the researchers in order to analyse the theses by means of ...
#1Burcu Aydın (Adnan Menderes University)H-Index: 1
#2Muzaffer Barin (Atatürk University)H-Index: 1
Last.Oktay Yağız (Atatürk University)H-Index: 3
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Brain damaged participants offer an opportunity to evaluate the cognitive and linguistic processes and make assumptions about how the brain works. Cognitive linguists have been investigating the underlying mechanisms of idiom comprehension to unravel the ongoing debate on hemispheric specialization in figurative language comprehension. The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the comprehension of idiomatic expressions in left brain damaged (LBD) aphasic, right brain damaged (RBD) and hea...
#1Oktay Yağız (Atatürk University)H-Index: 3
#2Burcu Aydın (Adnan Menderes University)H-Index: 1
Last.Ahmet Selçuk Akdemir (Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University)H-Index: 3
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This study reviews a selected sample of 274 research articles on ELT, published between 2005 and 2015 in Turkish contexts. In the study, 15 journals in ULAKBIM database and articles from national and international journals accessed according to convenience sampling method were surveyed and relevant articles were obtained. A content analysis was implemented for each article in terms of subjects, research design, data collection tools, samples and data analyses through an “Article Classification F...
#1Oktay Yağız (Atatürk University)H-Index: 3
#2Cuneyt Demir (Siirt University)H-Index: 2
Boosting, an authorial commitment, and hedging, a authorial mitigating, are two issues interconnected one another with a gaining importance in the last decades (for detail see Gillaerts & Velde, 2010). However, boosting has remained as an issue needing to be studied from different aspects; for instance, cross-linguistic, cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural or comparative while hedging gains a great deal of attention from researchers. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the corpora ...
This study investigates 168 ELT (English Language Teaching) educators’ perceptions of personal professional development, and explores whether there is a difference between ELT teachers’ and academics’ perceptions according to their gender, teaching experience and institutions and the factors hindering the ELT educators’ professional development process. The subjects were randomly chosen from various regions of Turkey and a questionnaire consisting of both open-ended and close-ended questions was...
#1Oktay Yağız (Atatürk University)H-Index: 3
#2Burcu Aydın (Atatürk University)H-Index: 1
Abstract In this study, the comprehension of lexical processing in aphasia was evaluated. Five left brain damaged Turkish Broca's aphasic subjects performed a lexical decision task. At the very outset of the study, a Dichotic Listening Test was conducted so that the dominant hemisphere for word processing could be evaluated. In order to check the level of lexical processing, the visual lexical decision task and passive sentence comprehension task which contained twenty active and twenty passive ...
#1Oktay Yağız (Atatürk University)H-Index: 3
#2Cuneyt Demir (Siirt University)H-Index: 2
Abstract Given the use of appropriate uncertainty, the right strength of claim for the data, politeness and proper positioning oneself, though hedging is an important component of western academic discourse there appears inadequate awareness. The present study aims to reveal the tendency and preferences of Turkish and Anglo-sphere scholars in terms of using hedging strategies, and frequency of hedges and whether any differences exist in their published articles. Data corpus was composed of 100 a...
#1Oktay Yağız (Atatürk University)H-Index: 3
#2Rabia Ötügen (Atatürk University)H-Index: 1
Last.Burcu Aydın (Atatürk University)H-Index: 1
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Abstract This study seeks to explore the rhetorical organization and potential problems of the literature review sections of the research articles published by Turkish scholars in the field of English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistics. Employing content analysis, the study analyzed 100 research articles published. To analyze the articles, a rubric was prepared on the basis of relevant literature. The findings of the study showed that appropriate paraphrasing lacks and critical eval...
This study explores the close relationship between language and culture. Nowadays, the issue of human communication is one of the most important subjects occupying the minds of linguists, anthropologists, psychologists, and philosophers. .Since it is the most important means for communication among human beings, the relation between language, culture, and their mutual interactions have high significance. The inextricable connection highlights various manifestations of conventionalized language i...
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