MA & PhD Theses

Listed below are the titles of M.A. and Ph. D. theses completed in the department. At the bottom, see also the titles of theses-in-progress.

MA THESES

Student Name

Year

Thesis Supervisor(s)

Thesis Title

Büşra Ayça Karaman

2017

Yasemin Bayyurt

English language teacher recruitment practices in higher education institutions: A case study in Turkey

Fatma Küçük

2016

Aylin Ünaldı

Assessing academic writing skills in Turkish as a foreign language

Emel Tozlu

2016

Aylin Ünaldı

Development of a listening test for learners of Turkish as a foreign language

Elifcan Öztekin

2016

Gülcan Erçetin

Metacognitive awareness of listening strategies in L2 English and L3 Italian

Zeynep Sena Abaylı

2016

Yasemin Bayyurt & Leyla Martı

Decomposability and transparency: A corpus-based analysis of the use of phrasal verbs in ELF interactions

Selahattin Yılmaz

2016

Yasemin Bayyurt & Leyla Martı

A corpus-based investigation of the effect of nativeness and expertise on reporting practices in academic writing

Sinem Aydoğan

2016

Senem Yıldız

Task orientation and vocabulary knowledge types: How do they relate to collocational knowledge?

Merve Celen

2016

Sumru Akcan

Program evaluation of an English language teacher education practicum:
Insights from supervisors, student teachers, and graduates

Hande Karakaplan

2015

Ayşe Gürel

The effects of priming in the production of L2 morphology

Ecehan Sönmez

2015

Belma Haznedar

An investigation of spelling skills in Turkish: The role phonological encoding and rapid naming in the literacy skills of third and fourth graders

Talip Gülle

2015

Gülcan Erçetin

Development of a speaking test for second language learners of Turkish

Yavuz Kurt

2015

Gülcan Erçetin

Development of a reading test for second language learners of Turkish

Didem Tuğçe Erdem

2015

Gülcan Erçetin

Comparing L2 learners’ strategy use in literal vs. inferential reading: A cognitive validity study through eye-tracking

Çağla Nikbay

2014

Sumru Akcan

An exploratory study of the progressive ‘-ing’ in a Turkish academic context from an ELF perspective

Beyza Karadallı Sümer

2014

Belma Haznedar

Scene Setting and Modality Introduction in Sign and Spoken Languages

Nur Başak Karataş

2013

Gülcan Erçetin & Yasemin Bayyurt

The effects of captioning on text recall and cognitive load in audio- vs. video-based L2 listening: Offline and online evidence from a mobile-assisted language learning study

Saadet Tıkaç

2013

Yasemin Bayyurt

Hedging in academic writing: The use of “can” in university students’ argumentative essays at an English medium university in Turkey

Duygu Çandarlı

2013

Yasemin Bayyurt & Leyla Martı

Writer visibility and reader engagement in university students’ argumentative essays

Hatice Özata

2013

Belma Haznedar

Reading acquisition in early bilingualism: Reading skills of Turkish child L2 learners of English

Emine Merdin

2013

Yasemin Bayyurt

Refusing invitations via email: Strategy use in Turkish and American-English refusals

Fundagül İnce

2012

Ayşe Gürel

English article use in Turkish-English bilingual children and adults

Ahmet Bikmen

2011

Leyla Martı

Interlanguage pragmatics:The complaint strategies used by
Turkish EFL learners

Canan Eliçin

2011

Leyla Martı

The strategies in requests and apologies of Turkish ELT students :A
comparison of electronic mails and DCT data

Zeliha Aydın

2011

Senem Yıldız

Enhanced collaboration in foreign language education: Use of wikis in collaborative learning projects

Akif Çal

2010

Sibel Tatar

An exploratory study of two EFL teachers’ perceptions and application of curriculum principles

Mehmet Şerif Derince

2010

Ayşe Gürel

The role of first language (Kurdish) development in acquisition of a second language (Turkish) and a third language (English)

Hatice Bilgin

2010

Senem Yıldız

Exploring the effects of a learning content management system (LCMS) on the achievement and perceptions of Turkish EFL prep-students in a technical state university

Burcu Varol

2010

Sumru Akcan

EFL teachers’ beliefs and practices on reading strategy instruction in university level reading classes

Sinem Yılmaz

2010

Sumru Akcan

Exploring learner autonomy through the European language portfolio (ELP) in Turkish context

Mehmet Akıncı

2009

Senem Yıldız

Effectiveness of corpus consultancy in teaching Verb+Noun collocations to first-year ELT students

Ebru Bağ

2009

Yasemin Bayyurt & Leyla Martı

Gender and classroom interaction: An analysis of how a female and a male teacher in two EFL classrooms in Turkey give their attention to students

Seda Danacı

2009

Yasemin Bayyurt

High school 9th grade students’ awareness and preferences of the cultural content of the EFL textbooks: A case in Turkey
Zennure Elgün

2009

Yasemin Bayyurt & Sumru Akcan

The effects of isolated versus integrated form focused instruction (FFI) on foreign language learning at the primary level in an EFL context
Kadir Kozan

2009

Gülcan Erçetin

Effects of multimedia modality and L2 working memory capacity on L2 comprehension.

Eray Sevingil

2009

Yasemin Bayyurt

Computer-mediated communication acts in non-native English speakers’ electronic mail exchanges.

Feride Özdemir

2008

Belma Haznedar

The development of reading in early bilingualism: Evidence from Turkish-child L2 learners of English

Nazik Dinçtopal

2007

Ayşe Gürel

Syntactic processing in second language acquisition of English
Sema Özçallı

2007

Ayşe Akyel

Possible effects of in-service education on EFL teachers’ professional development in terms of teacher efficacy and reflective teaching
Gülay Öztürk Taşseven

2007

Ayşe Gürel

The processing of subject-verb number agreement in L2 English by native Turkish speakers
Fatma Tanış

2007

Ayşe Gürel

The end-state L2 acquisition of binding properties of English reflexives by adult Turkish learners of English
Hürmüz Telçeker

2007

Sumru Akcan

The effect of written and oral teacher feedback on pre-intermediate student revisions in a process-oriented EFL writing class
Emine Türk

2007

Gülcan Erçetin

Effects of the presentation mode of multimedia annotations on L2 reading comprehension and incidental vocabulary learning
Şebnem Yalçın

2007

Gülcan Erçetin

Exploring the effects of content-based instruction on skill development, domain-specific knowledge and metacognition in the L2

Nur Eser Altun

2006

Senem Yıldız

Effects of different types of tasks on junior ELT students’ use of communication strategies in computer-mediated communication
Fatma Anğ

2006

Gülcan Erçetin

Effectiveness of corpus-consultation through concordancing on the formulaic academic language use of freshman ELT students
Neslihan Aslan

2006

Ayşe Akyel

The relative contributions to foreign language reading comprehension of the selected individual differences variables
Hüseyin Can

2006

Yasemin Bayyurt

An analysis of freshman year university students’ argumentative essays
Vasfiye Geçkin

2006

Belma Haznedar

The acquisition of morphosyntax in child L2 English: Evidence from Turkish learners
Derya Kulavuz Önal

2006

Sibel Tatar

Exploring burnout and participation in professional learning activities among university prep Turkish EFL instructors
Ayşe Eser Başyurt Tüzel

2006

Sumru Akcan

Raising the language awareness of pre-service language teachers during their practice teaching experience: A case study in an EFL setting
Devrim Yılmaz

2006

Yasemin Bayyurt & Gülcan Erçetin

Students’ opinions of the role of “culture” in learning English as a foreign language
Gülsen Yılmaz

2006

Ayşe Gürel

The acquisition of the English article system by Turkish learners of English

Yavuz Akbulut

2005

Gülcan Erçetin

Effects of multimedia annotations on L2 incidental vocabulary learning and reading comprehension of freshman ELT students
Mustafa Sağlam

2005

Yasemin Bayyurt

Portfolio assessment versus traditional assessment techniques: A case study on the proficiency development and classroom practices of EFL students in a Turkish Military high school

İlkay Demirkol

2004

Ayşe Akyel

Expectations for the roles of cooperating teachers and university supervisors during the practice teaching period as perceived by university supervisors
Işıl Erduyan

2004

Cem Alptekin

Development of topical structure in college level students’ essays: The case of monolingual Turks, monolingual Americans, and bilingual Turks

Asım Şakar

2003

Gülcan Erçetin

Exploring the relationships among learning styles, annotations use and reading comprehension for foreign language reading in a hypermedia environment
Esra Yenici

2003

Belma Haznedar

The influence of storytelling on the development and retention of L2 vocabulary in child L2 learners

Aslı Derin

2002

Yasemin Bayyurt

Incidental and intentional vocabulary learning of 3rd grade EFL learners: A case in Turkey
Sibel Ergün

2002

Ayşe Akyel

Possible effects of practicum on EFL teachers’ beliefs
Evrim Uysal

2002

Yasemin Bayyurt

A comparative study of student participation: A case study comparing classroom discussions with WebCT bulletin board discussion

Ayşe Seza Doğruöz

2001

Yasemin Bayyurt

Comparison of communication strategies used by Turkish monolingual and bilingual EFL learners
Idylle Fridman

2001

Belma Haznedar

Immediate and long-term effects of form-focused instruction in the learning of English relative clauses by Turkish EFL learners: Implications for the levels of embeddedness in RRCs
Meral Kara

2001

Cem Alptekin

Learning strategies used in the development of two different aspects of foreign language proficiency: ‘CALP’ in English and ‘BICS’ in Turkish

Hatice Sarıgül

2000

Cem Alptekin

Trait anxiety or foreign language anxiety and their effects on learners’ foreign language proficiency or achievement

Evrim Eveyik Aydın

1999

Zeynep Kızıltepe

Development of attitude scale to investigate Turkish EFL teachers’ attitudes towards communicative language teaching
Çiler Hatipoğlu

1999

Yasemin Bayyurt

Evaluation of the Boğaziçi University English proficiency test
Harika Sağlıcak

1999

Ayşe Akyel

The effects of teachers’ beliefs on their instructional practices and decisions in the classroom
Hakan San

1999

Yasemin Bayyurt

Telephone conversation opening patterns of Turks in Turkey vs. Turks in the USA

Zeynep Cumhur Çamlıbel

1998

Seran Doğançay-Aktuna

EFL teachers’ opinions on teaching the target language culture: A survey study in Turkey
John George Denstaedt

1998

Ayşe Akyel

Possible influences on teachers’ instructional thoughts and actions: a case study of two EFL teachers
Pınar Denstaedt

1998

Sibel Kamışlı

Teacher and student preferences on written feedback

Zeynep Onat

1997

Seran Doğançay-Aktuna

The use of referential questions in the EFL classroom
Reyhan Salatacı

1997

Ayşe Akyel

Reading strategies in Turkish and English: A case study of eight Turkish EFL students
Zeynep Sunkar Koçoğlu

1997

Sibel Kamışlı

Sex-based differences in the conversational behaviors of Turkish EFL students: An analysis of communication strategies

Derin Atay

1996

Seran Doğançay-Aktuna

The teaching of complex speech act behavior: The case of requests
Zeynep Şişman Bingöl

1996

Sibel Kamışlı

Writing processes in Turkish and English: A case study of nine Turkish EFL students
Ayşe Gürel

1996

Cem Alptekin

Different memory systems in brain-damaged patients: Implications for the role of implicit and explicit knowledge in second language acquisition
John Richard Kennedy

1996

Cem Alptekin

Variations in the motivation of successful and unsuccessful Turkish learners of English

Gülcan Erçetin

1995

Seran Doğançay-Aktuna

Pragmatic transfer in the realization of apologies: The case of Turkish EFL learners
Ali Işık

1995

Ayşe Akyel

The role of input in second language acquisition: More comprehensible input supported by grammar instruction or more grammar instruction?
Asım Yalnız

1995

Cem Alptekin

Written corrective feedback in the learning of English by Turks and its implications for ‘Universal Grammar’ as a theory of second language acquisition

Hasanbey Ellidokuzoğlu

1994

Cem Alptekin

Parameter setting in second language syntax: The case of Turkish learners of English

İnci Çavuşoğlu

1992

Cem Alptekin

The relationship between language learning strategies and EFL proficiency

PhD DISSERTATIONS

Student Name

Year

Thesis Supervisor(s)

Thesis Title

Burcu Varol 2017

Gülcan Erçetin

Annotation and working memory in second language reading, incidental vocabulary learning, and perceived cognitive load

Nesrin Kutlay 2017

Ayşe Gürel

The processing of morphology in adult second language acquisition

Elif Kemaloğlu Er 2017

Yasemin Bayyurt & Nicos Sifakis

ELF-aware pre-service teacher education: Reflections and teaching practices from a case study

Zeynep Mine Derince 2016

Yasemin Bayyurt

An odyssey of discovery: Critical literacy in an English preparatory class

Filiz Rızaoğlu 2015

Ayşe Gürel

Second language processing of English past tense morphology

Derya Altınmakas 2015

Yasemin Bayyurt

Dynamic interaction of factors influencing Turkish university students’ academic writing practices in English

Sevdeğer Çeçen 2015

Gülcan Erçetin

Interrelationships among L2 linguistic knowledge, working memory functions, and L2 reading

Fidel Çakmak 2014

Gülcan Erçetin

Effects of multimodal glosses on listening comprehension and incidental vocabulary learning of EFL students in a mobile learning environment

Pınar Ersin 2014

Yasemin Bayyurt

A case study of a Turkish English learner in an EFL setting: investment, imagined community and identity

Hande Serdar 2012

Sumru Akcan

Exploring the interplay between a non-native English language teacher’s pedagogical beliefs, classroom practices and her students’ learning experiences regarding L2 grammar

Oya Özemir 2012

Gülcan Erçetin & Cem Alptekin

Reading span tests as predictors of L2 reading comprehension: Investigating differences in task design and assessment through correlational and eye tracking data

Filiz Çele 2010

Ayşe Gürel

Processing wh-dependencies in L2 English: The role of L1 and working memory capacity

Zeynep B. Koçoğlu 2006

Ayşe Akyel & Gülcan Erçetin

The role of portfolios in EFL student teachers’ professional development: A case study.

Aylin Ünaldı

2004

Cem Alptekin

Construct validation of the reading subskills of the Boğaziçi University English proficiency test

Derin Atay

2001

Ayşe Akyel

The relationship between collaboration and professional development: Possible effects of EFL student teacher/supervising teacher dialogue on the beliefs and instructional practices of the EFL supervising teachers

Ali Işık

1999

Cem Alptekin

Teaching EFL through English or content: Implications for foreign language learning

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