Date of Award
Master of Arts
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.
Received from ProQuest
Rahymov, Sevda, "A Variationist Sociolinguistic Study Of /r/ Deletion In Turkish" (2014). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 1708.