Gulsat Aygen

Gulsat Aygen

Distinguished Teaching Professor

Office: RH 319
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Harvard University; 2002
  • M.A. Bogazici University, Turkey; 1998
  • B.A. Bogazici University, Turkey; 1996

Professional Interests

  • Linguistic Theories, Syntax and Morphology
  • Brain and Language
  • English as a Second Language
  • Turkic Linguistics, Kurdic Linguistics
  • Comparative Linguistics

Selected Publications

  • 2022. “Morphosyntax: Morpho-Syntactic Marking of Inflectional Categories in English.” In Research Anthology on Applied Linguistics and Language Practices, Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, et al (eds.) Chapter Hershey: IGI Global Information Science Reference. Chapter 42. pp 884-933. Hershey: IGI Global.
  • 2022. Crowds and Power/Kitle ve Iktidar(11th ed.) Elias Canetti. Istanbul: Ayrıntı Publications.
  • 2019. Word Choice Errors in English: A Descriptive Linguistics Approach with Sarah Eastlund. Routledge: New York.
  • 2019. “Morphosyntax: Morpho-Syntactic Marking of Inflectional Categories in English”. Chapter 4, in Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Nabat Erdogan and Michael Wei (eds.). Hershey: IGI Global.
  • 2019. English Grammar: A Descriptive Linguistic Approach + The App. Revised 3rd Edition. Kendall Hunt.
  • 2017. "In Search of 'Adyghe' in Turkey: A report on 'Adyhge' Research."
  • 2016. “Syntax in Seattle,” in Watching TV with a Linguist. Kristy Beers Fägersten (ed.) Syracuse University Press: New York, New York, 231-257.
  • 2015. Copular structures as (non)phases in Turkish: synchronic and diachronic perspective. with Atakan Ince and Ozgur Aydin. Ankara Papers in Turkish and Turkic Linguistics, Turcologica 113, Deniz Zeyrek, Çiğdem Sağin Şimşek, Jochen Rehbein and Ufuk Atas (eds.) Harrassowitz Verlag Wiesbaden, pp. 87-98.
  • Chomsky on Anarchism/Anarsizm Üzerine Chomsky. Trans. Ed. Gulsat Aygen. Istanbul: Agora Publications, 2013.
  • "Some linguistic issues in Turkish as a foreign language textbooks." Journal of Linguistics and Literature/ Dil ve Edebiyat Dergisi 9:1. 27-38.
  • "Morpho-syntactic Variation and Methodology: Problems and Possible Solutions." Journal of Linguistics and Literature 8.1 (2011): 1-14.
  • "Reduced Relatives and the Location of Agreement." California Linguistic Notes 36.1 (Spring 2011).
  • Kurmancki/Zazaki Kurdish Grammar. Languages of the World Materials 479. Munchen: Lincom Europa, 2010.
  • “How Many Manifestations of the ‘Copula’ Can a Language Employ?” Journal of Linguistics and Literature. 2009.
  • "The production of Turkish relative clauses in agrammatism: Verb inflection and constituent order." With T. Yarbay-Duman and Y.R.M. Bastiaanse. Brain and Language 105.3 (2008): 149-60.
  • Kurmanji Kurdish Grammar. Munchen: Lincom Europa, 2007.
  • "Syntax and Semantics of Genitive Subject-Case in Turkic." California Linguistic Notes 32 (Spring 2007): 1-39.
  • Finiteness, Case and Clausal Architecture. MIT Occasional Papers in Linguistics 23 (2004).