Three Regional Dialects in Turkey
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 436-439
Received: Nov. 15, 2015; Accepted: Nov. 26, 2015; Published: Dec. 14, 2015
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Meryem Karlık, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Azamat Akbarov, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
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The purpose of this article is to show whether Konya, Çanakkale and Manisa dialects have a diglosic feature or not and how the usage of the components of diglossia is seen in these cities. In order to determine High or Low varieties of the Turkish Language, these three dialects are compared to Istanbul dialects. These cities are different part of Turkey and every of them have migration from other cities. So people are using Low variety in their daily lives even they are supposed to use High variety of Turkish Language when it is a necessity. However, they have communication problems in their conversations in both High and Low variety forms of Turkish Language. We explain similarities and differences between these three dialects comparing with Istanbul dialects via given examples and tables. How people are using the language and even one word cannot be similar to other dialect is shown. Moreover comparing words and verbs with their meanings which are changing in some situations completely would be beneficial in order to understand the diglossic issues in Turkish Language.
Diglossia, High Variety, Low Variety, Turkish Language
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Meryem Karlık, Azamat Akbarov, Three Regional Dialects in Turkey, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 436-439. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20150306.27
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