A variationist sociolinguistic study of /r/ deletion in Turkish

Sevda Rahymov, University of Texas at El Paso


Variable /r/ deletion in word final position has been explored in several languages such as English and different dialects of Spanish. This study will investigate /r/ deletion in Turkish, an Altaic language that belongs to Ural-Altaic languages family. Specifically, the purpose of this study is to explore the influence of linguistic and social factors in the variation of /r/ in the progressive affix, /-yor-/ in the dialect of Turkish spoken in Istanbul. I hypothesize that the variability in the deletion of /r/ is not random, but can be accounted for by the study of linguistic and social factors.^

Subject Area

Language, Linguistics

Recommended Citation

Rahymov, Sevda, "A variationist sociolinguistic study of /r/ deletion in Turkish" (2014). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1557783.