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The Errors Kyrgyz Students Make in Learning Turkish Case Suffixes and Solutions. MJLTM. 2018; 8 (10) :12-20
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The most difficult topic for both foreign students and students of Turkish origin is the case suffixes. Turkish and English or French are not languages of the same language family. However, in the case of dialects in the same language family as Turkish, the situation is not different. The same applies to Kyrgyz students. Although most of the verbs take the same case suffixes both in Turkish and Kyrgyz languages, some verbs such as gurur duy- [to be proud of], beğen- [to like], kutla- [to congratulate] take different case suffixes leading negative transfer of native language, which negatively affects learning. There were 36 Kyrgyz students in total with A2 language level in Turkish, 26 of whom are at the Banking Department and 13 of whom are at Tourism Department.  In the questionnaire applied to the students who learn Turkish through measuring the information, 24 sentences were given and it was stated that the participants should use only one of the four case suffixes (accusative, dative, locative, ablative). As a result of the questionnaire study, it was revealed that most errors were made in the dative case, and the fewest errors were made in the accusative case. It has been determined that the main cause of the errors made is the negative transfer from the mother tongue. In this study, we have identified the errors that Kyrgyz students made while using case suffixes, and we have discussed their reasons and suggested solutions.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Foreign language teaching and learning
Received: 2018/10/2 | Accepted: 2018/10/2 | Published: 2018/10/2

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