It has been found that when students learn new languages, certain aspects of their native language can transfer to their L2 in usage and the L2 may alter the usage of the native language. One method used to examine the possibility of transfers between languages, or compare languages, is the discourse completion task (DCT). The present study examines the linguistic past of Turkey. The current study had monolingual Turkish speakers, monolingual English speakers of North America and bilingual Turkish/English individuals in Turkey as participants. The results of the present study show differences as well as similarities in the way that Turkish and English refusals are conducted in specific situations. The current study has provided data that appears to be reaffirming the findings related to English refusals and has presented new data regarding Turkish and its related refusal strategies.
Nancy L. Drescher
Jessica J. Schomberg
Date of Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Arts and Humanities
Moody, Morgan Jerome, "A Study of Turkish and English Refusal Speech Acts with a Secondary Examination for Bi-Directional Language Transferrals" (2011). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 281.
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