FSI - Turkish Basic Course (Volume 1)

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Turkish Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 01

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Turkish Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 15 Tape 1

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Foreign Service Institute Turkish  - Image Turkish Basic Course, Units 1-30 is based in varying degrees upon a number of draft versions of FSI's Turkish language training materials. Since some of these versions received fairly wide circulation beyond FSI and were duplicated for a variety of programs both within the government and outside, some detailed tracing of the development of the present text is required both to give credit to those whose work is built upon and to acquaint the potential user with the relation between the current text and those of its precursors which he may have seen before.

Units 1-15 of the present work incorporate some of the dialog and drill materials of the 1959 Turkish Basic Course, Units 1-5 by Carleton T. Hodge and Mualla (Agrali) Peck, which was distributed for some time in multilith form bu the Center for Applied Linguistics. That text was extensively revised with nes. notes by the undersigned and drills by Mrs. Peck and was printed in 1961 as PSI Turkish Basic Course, Units 1-5. This book was never published for genera] distribution but was reprinted for various government training programs. Single copies made available to universities may have formed the basis for wider use. For the present edition, these units were renumbered, rearranged and extensive revisions and additions made to the dialogs, notes and drills.

Units 16-28 incorporate certain dialog materials going back more than a decade to a course prepared at FSI by Mualla Atlamaz and Ismet savay under the direction of Naomi Pekmezian. Extensively revised and with new notes and dril] by the undersigned and Mrs. Peck, these materials formed the basis for Units 6-10 as used at FSI and reproduced in the volume Turkish Basic Course, Units 6-15 by Princeton University for the Inter-University Summer Program in Middle Eastern Languages in 1962. Further revised and with additional drills by Perra Soleau these materials appeared as FSI Turkish Basic course, Units 6-10 in a printed version in 1963. This book, again, was not published for general sale but did receive considerable circulation and use in and out of government. For the present edition Units 6-10 have undergone renumbering, rearrangement, revision and supplementation of dialogs, notes and drills. Units 29 and 30 incorporate some material from Unit 11 of the earlier versions of FSI Turkish materials together with considerable new material

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Turkish also referred to as Istanbul Turkish or Anatolian Turkish, is the most widely-spoken of the Turkic languages, with over 63 million native speakers. Speakers are located predominantly in Turkey, with smaller groups in Germany, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Northern Cyprus, Greece, and other parts of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. The roots of the language can be traced to Central Asia, with the first known written records dating back nearly 1,300 years. To the west, the influence of Ottoman Turkishthe variety of the Turkish language that was used as the administrative and literary language of the Ottoman Empirespread as the Ottoman Empire expanded. In 1928, as one of Atat?rk's Reforms in the early years of the Republic of Turkey, the Ottoman script was replaced with a Latin alphabet. Concurrently, the newly founded Turkish Language Association initiated a drive to reform and standardize the language.

Turkish is spoken in: Turkey

Turkish is also called: Anatolian, Osmanli, Türkçe, Türkisch, Turki

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