Turkish Children in Germany Learning Grammatical Categories in Turkish as a Mother Tongue

Authors

  • Hristo Kyuchukov University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
  • Bariş Giray Free University of Berlin, Germany

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29038/eejpl.2017.4.2.kyu

Keywords:

Turkish, mother tongue, bilingualism.

Abstract

The paper presents and discusses findings from a recent empirical study involving 40 Turkish children aged between 4 and 6 years attending two kindergartens in Berlin in the districts of Wedding and Neukölln. They were tested for their knowledge and comprehension of different grammatical categories in Turkish. Children from Wedding were found to be much better in their knowledge of the grammatical categories in their mother tongue. The differences are statistically significant F (1, 32) = 6. 6258, p = 0. 01488 (p< 0.05). The children from the kindergarten in Neukölln demonstrated lower results in Turkish grammar comprehension and thus their achieved literacy in L1.

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Author Biographies

Hristo Kyuchukov, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Bariş Giray, Free University of Berlin, Germany

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Published

2017-12-28

How to Cite

Kyuchukov, H. ., & Giray, B. . (2017). Turkish Children in Germany Learning Grammatical Categories in Turkish as a Mother Tongue. East European Journal of Psycholinguistics, 4(2), 47–57. https://doi.org/10.29038/eejpl.2017.4.2.kyu

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Vol 4 No 2 (2017)