Öner Özçelik

List of John Benjamins publications for which Öner Özçelik plays a role.



Kupisch, Tanja, Alyona Belikova, Öner Özçelik, Ilse Stangen and Lydia White 2017 Restrictions on definiteness in the grammars of German-Turkish heritage speakersLinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 7:1, pp. 1–32
This paper reports on a study investigating restrictions on definiteness (the Definiteness Effect) in existential constructions in the two languages of Turkish heritage speakers in Germany. Turkish and German differ in how the Definiteness Effect plays out. Definite expressions in German may not… read more | Article
Certain grammatical morphemes are variably produced in the speech of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Previous research tends to view this as a consequence of either a deficit in linguistic knowledge or a limitation in processing capacity; however, both approaches raise problems.… read more | Article
This paper investigates second language acquisition of lower-level (i.e. word-­level) and higher-level prosody in Turkish to address the role of Universal Grammar (UG) via two different studies. The results of the first study demonstrate that lower-level prosody presents particular challenges for… read more | Article
Despite the general transparency of standard Turkish orthography, it fails to distinguish the (not fully predictable) contrast between coronal vs. dorsal laterals following back vowels in certain loanwords: the laterals in /koɫ/ <kol> and /rol/ <rol> are both represented as <l>. This contrast… read more | Article
White, Lydia, Alyona Belikova, Paul Hagstrom, Tanja Kupisch and Öner Özçelik 2012 : Affirmative and negative existentials in the L2 English of Turkish and Russian speakersLinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 2:1, pp. 54–89
In this paper we investigate whether learners of L2 English show knowledge of the Definiteness Effect (Milsark, 1977), which restricts definite expressions from appearing in the existential there-insertion construction. There are crosslinguistic differences in how restrictions on definiteness play… read more | Article