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L2 Acquisition Of The Romanian Grammatical Gender By Turkish Speakers


  • Agaoglu HAYATI

    (Foreign Languages And Literatures, University of Bucharest)


From a historical point of view, there are two types of gender which have been identified in language: natural gender and grammatical gender. Natural gender is a semantic system. According to Konishi (1993: 520) the nouns that stand for male animate beings are masculine, those that refer to female animate beings are feminine and the nouns that refer to inanimate entities are neuter. In this study we discuss L2 acquisition of the Romanian grammatical gender. The reason we chose to analyse gender is that Turkish does not have this category (Corbett 1991) and we want to see whether Turkish students have problems in learning the grammatical gender in Romanian

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  • Agaoglu HAYATI, 2013. "L2 Acquisition Of The Romanian Grammatical Gender By Turkish Speakers," SEA - Practical Application of Science, Fundația Română pentru Inteligența Afacerii, Editorial Department, issue 2, pages 14-29, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:cmj:seapas:y:2013:i:2:hayati

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    Second Language Acquisition; Grammatical gender in Romanian; Turkish Language;

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    • Y80 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Related Disciplines - - - Related Disciplines
    • Z11 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economics of the Arts and Literature


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