Balkız Öztürk

List of John Benjamins publications for which Balkız Öztürk plays a role.


Morphological Complexity within and across Boundaries: In honour of Aslı Göksel

Edited by Aslı Gürer, Dilek Uygun-Gökmen and Balkız Öztürk

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 215] 2020. vi, 421 pp.
Subjects Morphology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Exploring the Turkish Linguistic Landscape: Essays in honor of Eser Erguvanlı-Taylan

Edited by Mine Güven, Didar Akar, Balkız Öztürk and Meltem Kelepir

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 175] 2016. xviii, 202 pp.
Subjects Altaic languages | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Altaic languages | Generative linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Demirok, Ömer and Balkız Öztürk 2022 Chapter 4. Agreeing complementizers may just be moodyDiscourse Particles: Syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and historical aspects, Artiagoitia, Xabier, Arantzazu Elordieta and Sergio Monforte (eds.), pp. 101–130 | Chapter
This study investigates two discourse-related particles, ya and şo, in Laz, an endangered South Caucasian language. We argue that both ya and şo are indexical shift complementizers which can occur without an overt embedding verb, suggesting root complementizer behavior. However, when they appear… read more
Öztürk, Balkız and Ömer Eren 2021 Pazar Laz as a weak verb-framed languageInto adpositions: New formal perspectives on the structure of the PP and its variation, Acedo-Matellán, Víctor, Theresa Biberauer, Jaume Mateu and Anna Pineda (eds.), pp. 247–279 | Article
Pazar Laz (pl) has a rich set of spatial prefixes, which encode path information as separate morphemes. However, unlike satellite-framed languages, pl spatial prefixes are incompatible with manner of motion verbs, which do not inherently encode path information, but they can only be used with… read more
Akar, Didar and Balkız Öztürk 2020 Chapter 10. The discourse marker hani in TurkishInformation-Structural Perspectives on Discourse Particles, Modicom, Pierre-Yves and Olivier Duplâtre (eds.), pp. 251–276 | Chapter
This study is dedicated to the Turkish discourse marker hani, which exhibits three kinds of use. It appears in interrogative sentences with a wh-question intonation. In these cases, the use of hani indicates that the context provides counter evidence for the belief /expectations of the speaker… read more
Gürer, Aslı, Dilek Uygun-Gökmen and Balkız Öztürk 2020 Introduction: In honor of Aslı Göksel: A critical mind who challenges assumptions, a creative thinker who transcends boundariesMorphological Complexity within and across Boundaries: In honour of Aslı Göksel, Gürer, Aslı, Dilek Uygun-Gökmen and Balkız Öztürk (eds.), pp. 1–10 | Chapter
Turgay, Tacettin and Balkız Öztürk 2020 Structure of plural pronoun constructionsMorphological Complexity within and across Boundaries: In honour of Aslı Göksel, Gürer, Aslı, Dilek Uygun-Gökmen and Balkız Öztürk (eds.), pp. 155–190 | Chapter
In Turkish plural pronoun constructions, plural pronouns can receive a singular interpretation, which constitutes a challenge for semantic compositionality. The question is whether this is due to the internal structure of plural pronouns, or whether the issue arises as a byproduct of the… read more
Güven, Mine, Didar Akar, Balkız Öztürk and Meltem Kelepir 2016 Eser E. Erguvanlı-Taylan: An explorer in uncharted fields of Turkish linguisticsExploring the Turkish Linguistic Landscape: Essays in honor of Eser Erguvanlı-Taylan, Güven, Mine, Didar Akar, Balkız Öztürk and Meltem Kelepir (eds.), pp. xi–xiv | Article
Öztürk, Balkız 2013 Rightward movement, EPP and specifiers: Evidence from Uyghur and KhalkhaRightward Movement in a Comparative Perspective, Webelhuth, Gert, Manfred Sailer and Heike Walker (eds.), pp. 175–210 | Article
This study investigates whether rightward movement can be an option for the derivation of postverbal constituents. By focusing on two lesser-studied members of the Altaic group, namely Uyghur and Khalkha, we will show that the derivation of postverbal constituents is not a cross-linguistically… read more
Öztürk, Balkız 2013 Low, high and higher applicatives: Evidence from Pazar LazInformation Structure and Agreement, Camacho-Taboada, Victoria, Ángel L. Jiménez-Fernández, Javier Martín-González and Mariano Reyes-Tejedor (eds.), pp. 275–296 | Article
Pylkkänen (2002, 2008) proposes that cross-linguistically there are two types of applicative constructions: high applicatives selecting a VP as their complement and low applicatives requiring a DP in their complement position. In this study, we will show that Pazar Laz presents evidence for a third… read more
Öztürk, Balkız 2008 Non-configurationality: Free word order and argument drop in TurkishThe Limits of Syntactic Variation, Biberauer, Theresa (ed.), pp. 411–440 | Article
This paper investigates free word order and argument drop in Turkish as the twoproperties typically associated with non-configurationality. We will argue thatthese properties follow from the lack of case-driven Agree in Turkish phrasestructure. That is, the case feature in Turkish is not located on… read more
Öztürk, Balkız 2006 Null arguments and case-driven Agree in TurkishMinimalist Essays, Boeckx, Cedric (ed.), pp. 268–287 | Article
Öztürk, Balkız 2006 Case-driven agree, EPP, and passive in TurkishPassivization and Typology: Form and function, Abraham, Werner and Larisa Leisiö (eds.), pp. 383–402 | Article
This study argues for a movement-free account of passivization in Turkish. It shows that unlike what is observed in English passives, neither case nor EPP can motivate movement in Turkish passives, since, first, TP and vP do not play a role in syntactic case-checking; and second, EPP feature is not… read more
Öztürk, Balkız 2001 Turkish as a non-pro-drop languageThe Verb in Turkish, Taylan, Eser Erguvanlı (ed.), pp. 239–259 | Article