Ayşe Gürel

Department Chair
Professor
E-Mail: 
agurel@boun.edu.tr
Phone: 
+90 212 359 4596
Education: 

Ph.D., Department of Linguistics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2002.
M.A., English Language Teaching, Boğaziçi University,  Istanbul, Turkey , 1996.
B.A., Department of Foreign Language Education, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1992.

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae: 

Ayşe Gürel holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from McGill University, Canada. She is a full professor at the Department of Foreign Language Education at Boğaziçi University, where she teaches courses on theories of second language acquisition, child and adult bilingualism. Her research interests include first language attrition and second language acquisition of morpho-syntactic features in English and Turkish as well as neuro- and psycho-linguistic aspects of language acquisition and language loss in children and adults. She has publications in international journals and books in her fields of interest and she has been serving in the editorial board of Second Language Research and Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. Among her current work is an edited volume on Second Language Acquisition of Turkish published by John Benjamins in 2016. Previously, she had a visiting scholar position at the Department of Linguistics, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a DAAD-funded guest professorship position hosted by the Center for Language, Variation and Migration and the Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism. 

Research Interests: 

Second language acquisition and first language attrition of morphosyntax

Neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic investigations of bilingualism

Morphological processing in bilinguals

Sentence processing in bilinguals

Aphasia in adult monolinguals and bilinguals

Speech-language disorders in children

Relations between memory systems and language acquisition & loss

Publications: 

Publications in press

Gürel, A. (in press). Nörodilbilim ve yabancı dil eğitimi [Neuroscience and foreign language education] In Alpöge, G. (Ed.), Yabancı Dil Öğretmeni El Kitabı. [The handbook of foreign language teacher]. Ankara: Nobel.

Gürel, A. (in press). Null and overt pronouns in attrition (Chapter 23). In M.S. Schmid, B. Köpke, E. de Leeuw, T. Karayayla, M. Keijzer, T. Mehotcheva (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Language Attrition. Oxford University Press.

Publications

Uygun, S. & Gürel, A. (2018). Processing second language inflectional morphology in  Turkish, In M. A.  Akıncı, & K. Yağmur (Eds.), The Rouen Meeting Studies on Turkic Structures and Language Contacts (pp. 189-204), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

Coşkun, A., & Gürel, A. (2018). Türkçenin yabancı dil olarak öğreniminde durum eklerinin kulllanımı [The use of case morphemes in Turkish as a second language]. In Turan, Ü. D. , Kopkallı, Y. , & Balcı, A. (Eds). Dilbilimde güncel tartışmalar (pp. 85-95).  31. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı Bildirileri [Proceedings of the 31st National Congress on Linguistics]. Ankara: Dilbilim Derneği Yayınları.

Gürel, A. (2017). Is every bilingual an L1 attriter? The unbearable complexity of defining L1 attrition. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 7 (6), 696-699.

Uygun, S. & Gürel, A. (2017). Compound processing in second language acquisition of English. Journal of the European Second Language Association, 1(1), 90–101, DOI: https://doi.org/10.22599/jesla.21

Uygun, S. & Gürel, A. (2017). Türkçe bileşik sözcüklerin biçimbirimsel olaral işlemlenmesi [Morphological processing of compound wors in Turkish]. Makaroğlu, B., Bekar, İ. P., & Akkök, E. A. (Eds.). 30. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı Bildirileri [Proceedings of the 27th National Congress on Linguistics], pp.139-145. Ankara: Dilbilim Derneği Yayınları.

Gürel, A. (2016) (Ed.), Second Language Acquisition of Turkish. Amsterdam : John Benjamins ((https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/lald.59/main)

Gürel, A. (2016). Introduction: Linguistic aspects of Turkish as a second language. A. Gürel. In A. Gürel (Ed.), Second Language Acquisition of Turkish (pp. 1-15). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Gürel, A. (2016). Conclusion: Emerging issues in the acquisition of L2 Turkish and pedagogical considerations (pp. 333-346). In A. Gürel (Ed.), Second Language Acquisition of Turkish. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Uygun, S. & Gürel, A. (2016). Processing morphology in L2 Turkish: The effects of morphological richness in the L1 (pp. 251-279). In A. Gürel (Ed.), Second Language Acquisition of Turkish. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Gürel, A. (2015). Current issues in the neurolinguistics of bilingualism. ELT Research Journal 4(2), 147-155.

Montrul, S. & Gürel, A. (2015). The acquisition of differential object marking in Spanish by Turkish speakers. In T. Judy & S. Perpiñán (Eds). The acquisition of Spanish in understudied language pairings (pp. 281-308). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Gürel, A. (2015). First language attrition of constraints on wh-scrambling: Does the second language have an effect? International Journal of Bilingualism, 19(1), 75-91.

Gürel, A. (2015). Yabancı dil ediniminde Türkçe biçimbirimlerin işlemlenmesi. F. Karahan (Haz). 28. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı Bildiri Kitapçığı, 37-48.

Gürel, A. (2014). First language change in Turkish-English bilinguals. Boğaziçi University Journal of Education, 31(1), 45-58.

Gürel, A. (2014). Psycholinguistics. In A. Sarıçoban (Ed.). Linguistics for English language teaching studies, 161-177. Ankara: Anı Yayıncılık.

Gürel, A. & Kutlay, N. (2014). Türkçenin yabancı dil olarak öğreniminde biçimbirimsel sorunlar [Morphological problems in Turkish as second language]. Büyükkantarcıoğlu, S. N., Özyıldırım, I., Yarar, E., Yağlı, E. (Eds.). 27. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı Bildirileri [Proceedings of the 27th National Congress on Linguistics], pp.126-133. Ankara : Hacettepe Üniversitesi Yayınları.

Gürel, A. & Uygun, S. (2013). Representation of multimorphemic words in the mental lexicon: Implications for second language acquisition of morphology. In S. Baiz,N. Goldman, & R. Hawkes (Eds). Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference on Language Development (pp. 122-133). Somerville: Cascadilla Press.

Snape, N. , Garcia-Mayo, M. P., & Gürel, A. (2013). L1 transfer in article selection for generic reference by Spanish, Turkish and Japanese L2 learners. International Journal of English Studies, 13 (1), 1-28.                                   

Gürel, A. (2012). Anadil ve yabancı dilde tümce işlemenin doğal dil işleme üzerine yansımaları [Sentence processing in the first and second language: Implications for natural sentence processing].  In H. Bingöl (Ed.). Bilgisayar ve beyin: Bilgi işleyen makine olarak beyin toplantıları [Computers and the human brain] (pp. 512-540). Istanbul: Pan Yayıncılık.

Gürel, A. & Yılmaz, G. (2011). Restructuring in the L1 Turkish grammar: effects of L2 English and L2 Dutch. Language, Interaction and Acquisition, 2(2), 221-250.

Çele, F. & Gürel, A. (2011).  L2 acquisition of wh-extractions via a [-wh-movement] L1. In J. Herschensohn & D. Stanner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2011) (pp. 30-44). Cascadilla Press: Somerville, MA, USA.

Gürel, A. (2011). In search of a unified model of L2 acquisition and L1 attrition : A commentary for the Interface Hypothesis. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 1 (1), 39-42.

Mede, E., Gürel, A. (2010). Acquisition of English articles in early bilingualism. In L. Roberts, M. Howard, M. O. Laoire, & D. Singleton (Eds.),  EUROSLA Yearbook 10 (pp. 193-219). Amsterdam : John Benjamins.

Snape, N. García Mayo, M. P. , & Gürel, A. (2009).  Spanish, Turkish, Japanese and Chinese L2 learners' acquisition of generic reference. In M. Bowles, T. Ionin, S.  Montrul, and A.Tremblay (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2009), (pp.1-8), Cascadilla Press: Somerville, MA, USA.

Gürel, A. (2008). Research on first language attrition of morphosyntax. Second Language Research, 24 (3), 431-449.                                                                       

Gürel, A. , & Arslan, L. (2008). Konuşma Tanıma İçin İnsan-Makine Karşılaştırması [Comparing speech recognition in humans and machines], Dilbilim Araştırmaları Dergisi, 77-90.

Gürel, A.  (2007). (Psycho)linguistic determinants of L1 attrition. In Köpke, B., Schmid, M. S., Keijzer, M. & Dostert, S. (Eds.),  Language Attrition: Theoretical perspectives (pp. 99-119). Amsterdam. John Benjamins.

Roberts, L. ,Gürel, A., & Tatar, S. , & Martı, L. (Eds.) (2007). EUROSLA Yearbook, Vol. 7. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Gürel, A(2006). L2 acquisition of pragmatic and syntactic constraints in the use of overt and null subject pronouns. In Slabakova, R. Prévost, P. & Montrul, S. (Eds), Inquiries in Linguistic Development, 259-282. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Gürel, A. (2005). Aphasia in bilinguals. In S. Topbaş (Ed. ), Proceedings of the 2nd National Congress on Language and Speech Disorders (pp. 262-270). Ankara: Kök Yayıncılık.

Gürel, A.  (2004). Selectivity in L2-induced L1 attrition: A psycholinguistic account. Journal of Neurolinguistics 17(1), 53-78.                                                          

Gürel, A. (2004). Attrition in First Language Competence: The Case of Turkish. In B. Köpke, & M. Schmid, M. Keijzer, L. Weilemar (Eds. ). First Language Attrition: Interdisciplinary perspectives on methodological issues (pp. 225-242). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Gürel, A. (2003). Is the overt pronoun constraint universal? Evidence from L2 Turkish. In J. Liceras, H. Goodluck & H. Zobl (Eds. ). Proceedings of the 6th Biannual Conference on Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition, pp. 130-139.  Ottawa: Canada. Cascadilla Press.

Gürel, A. (2003).  End-state L2 acquisition of Binding of overt and null Pronominals in Turkish. In T. Gruter & T. Takehisa (Eds. ), McGill Working Papers in Linguistics, 17 (2), pp. 73-93.

Gürel, A. (2002).  First language atrition: The effects of second language. In B.  Skarabela, S. Fish, & Anna H.-J. Do (Eds. ), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Acquisition, pp.  255-265. Boston: Cascadilla Press.

Gürel, A. (2000).  Missing Case Inflection: Implications for second language acquisition. In S. C. Howell, S. Fish, & T. Keith-Lucas (Eds. ), Proceedings of the 24th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, pp. 379-390. Boston: Cascadilla Press.

Gürel, A(1999). Decomposition: To what extent? The case of Turkish. Brain and Language, 68, 218-224.                                                                        

Paradis, M., & Gürel, A. (1997).  Bilingual Aphasia Test/İkidillilerde Afazi Testi (Turkish-Russian bilingualism/Rusça-Türkçe İkidillilik.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Paradis, M., & Gürel, A.  (1997).  Aphasie Test für Zweisprachige/(İkidillilerde Afazi Testi (Deutsch-Türkish Zweisprachig-keit/Almanca-Türkçe Ikidillilik).  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Paradis, M. . & Gürel, A.  (1997).   Examen de l’aphasie chez les bilingues/İkidillilerde Afazi Testi (Bilingualism français-turc/Fransızca-Türkçe İkidillilik). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Gürel, A(1996).  Türkçe ile Diğer Türk Dilleri Arasında Sözcüksel Ayırımlar. [Sources of Miscommunication Between Republican Turkish and Turkic Languages at Lexical Level], Proceedings of the 9th Turkish Linguistics Convention, Bolu, Turkey, 352-369.

Talks / Presentations: 

Invited Talks

June 19-20, 2017. International workshop: Bilingualism versus Monolingualism: A new perspective on limitations to L2 acquisition. Panelist at the Roundtable discussion. University of Toulouse, France.

April 11, 2017. University of Essex, Department of Linguistics. Title of the talk: Bilingual morphological processing: Implications for language attrition

August 8, 2016. International Workshop: Current Topics in Bilingualism with a focus on Heritage Speakers of Turkish and Romance Languages. Title of the talk: Morphological processing in Turkish-English bilinguals:Implica/ons for the bilingual mental lexicon. University of Cologne, Germany. 

August 4 – 5, 2016. The Workshop on “Sentence Processing in Multilingual and Other Non-Standard Populations”, Title of the keynote address: Sentence Processing in Turkish–English Bilinguals: Implications for Late Bilingualism. Potsdam, Germany.

February 4, 2016. Potsdam University, Department of Linguistics, Winter 2015 Colloquium on “Typical and Atypical Language Acquisition”. Title of the talk: Article use in early and late bilinguals. Potsdam, Germany.

December 16, 2015. Potsdam University, ‘Center for Language, Variation and Migration’ (Zentrum “Sprache, Variation und Migration”). Title of the talk: Stability and Variability in First Language Competence", Potsdam, Germany.

June 22, 2015. Potsdam University, The Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism (PRIM), Second Workshop of the BMBF/TÜBITAK Project. Title of the talk: The mental lexicon in the L2: Evidence from Turkish. Potsdam, Germany.

October 18, 2014. The first symposium on Bilingualism, Cognitive Development, and Societal Implications. Title of the talk: The bilingual lexicon. Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.

April 23, 2012. Hamburg University, Centre Linguistic Diversity Management in Urban Areas-LiMA. Title of the talk: First language change in bilinguals. Hamburg, Germany.

November 9, 2010. McGill University, Language Acquisition Program. Title of the talk: (When) is first language attrition possible? Montréal, Canada.

November 12, 2010. McGill University, & Department of Linguistics. Title of the talk: Restructuring in L1 Turkish grammar: the effects of L2 English and L2 Dutch. Montréal, Canada.

October 28, 2010. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Linguistics. Title of the talk: Second language induced-change in first language grammar. Urbana-Champaign, USA.

July 9-10, 2010. The Hamburg University Workshop: Incomplete acquisition and language attrition. Title of the talk: Attrition of Turkish as a L1 in Europe and North America. Hamburg, Germany.

May 24, 2010. Boğaziçi University. Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies. Neurolinguistic studies of bilingualism. Istanbul, Turkey.

December 19, 2006. Koç University, The Department of Psychology. Title of the talk: Selectivity in second language-induced first language attrition. Istanbul, Turkey.

August 17-20, 2005. The 2nd International Conference on First Language Attrition. Plenary talk: (Psycho)linguistic determinants of first language attrition. Amsterdam: The Netherlands.

August 27-29, 2004. Montreal Dialogues: Processes in L2 acquisition and in Creole Genesis. Title of the talk: Language change at the level of individual grammar. Montréal, Canada.

March 17-20, 2004.  The 1st National Cognitive Neurology Symposium. Title of the talk: Neuropscyhological aspects of nonpathological language attrition. Antalya, Turkey.

 

Conference presentations

 

31 August-1 September 2018. The Symposium on Second Language Acquisition in Honor of Lydia White. McGill University, Montréal, Canada.  Paper presented: What does processing research tell us about morphological variability in the second language?

30 August-2 September 2017. The 27th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association-EUROSLA 27, Reading, UK. Paper presented: Processing of inflectional and derivational morphology in the second language (Co-authored paper with Nesrin Kutlay).

12-13 May 2017. The 31st National Linguistics Convention [31. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı] , Eskişehir, Turkey. Paper presented: İkinci dilde çekim eklerinin işlemlenişi: Türkçe örneği [The processing of inflectional morphology in the second language: The case of Turkish] (Co-authored paper with Nesrin Kutlay).

12-13 May 2017. The 31st National Linguistics Convention [31. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı] , Eskişehir, Turkey. Paper presented: Türkçenin yabancı dil olarak öğreniminde adsıl eklerin kullanımı [The acquisition of nominal inflection in L2 Turkish] (Co-authored paper with Aylin Coşkun).

24-17 August 2016. . The 25th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association-EUROSLA 26), Jyväskylä, Finland. Paper presented: Compound processing in L2 acquisition (Co-authored paper with Serkan Uygun)

20-21 May 2016. 2nd International Conference on Teaching Turkish as  a Foreign Language (ICOTFL-2016) Paper presented:  Yabancı Dil olarak Türkçede Çok Ekli Sözcüklerin İşlemlenmesi ve Türkçe Biçimbirimlerin Öğretimine Yansımaları [The Processing of Multmorphemic Words in Turkish: Implications for Teaching L2 Turkish Morphology]. Munich, Germany.

13-14 May 2016. 30. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı [The 30th National Linguistics Convention] , Ankara, Turkey. Paper presented: Türkçe bileşik sözcüklerin biçimbirimsel olarak işlemlenmesi [The processing of compounds in Turkish] (Co-authored paper with Serkan Uygun).

14-15 April 2016. 1st International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC-2016), Kaiserslautern, Germany. Poster presented: The bilingual mental lexicon: Evidence from compound processing (Co-authored paper with Serkan Uygun).

26-29 August 2015. The 25th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association, Aix-en-Provence, France. Paper presented: Processing of inflected morphology in native and non-Native speakers of English (Co-authored paper with Filiz Rızaoğlu).

17-20 June 2015. 9th International Morphological Processing Conference, Potsdam University, Germany Paper presented: Morphological processing in end-state second language acquisition (Co-authored paper with Filiz Rızaoğlu).

4-7 Mart 2015.  Language in Focus Conference. Capadocia, Turkey. Paper presented:  The mental lexicon in the L2: The case of L1 Turkish learners of English (Co-authored paper with Filiz Rızaoğlu).

3-6 September 2014. The 24th Annual Meeting of the European Second Language Association Conference, York, UK. Paper presented: The first language effects on processing second language morphology (Co-authored paper with Serkan Uygun).

3-5 September 2014. The 17th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, Rouen, France. Paper presented: The effects of L1 on processing L2 Turkish morphology (Co-authored paper with Serkan Uygun).

28-31 May 2014. 12.Ulusal Sinirbilim Kongresi [The 12th National Neuroscience Conference], Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul. Title of the talk: The mental lexicon, Morphological processing, and memory systems [Zihinsel Sözlük, Biçimbirimsel İşlemleme ve Bellek Sistemleri].

8-9 May 2014. 28. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı [The 28th National Linguistics Convention], Sakarya Üniversitesi, Sakarya, Turkey.  Paper presented: Yabancı dil ediniminde Türkçe biçimbirimlerin işlemlenmesi [Processing morphology in Turkish as a second language].

1-3 November 2013. The 38th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 38), Boston, USA. Poster presented: A psycholinguistic account of morphological variability in the second language (Co-authored paper with Serkan Uygun).

28-31 August 2013. The 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Paper presented: Article use in German: The case of TurkishGerman simultaneous bilingual children (Co-authored paper with Özlem Yalçın, Sermin Gülerer).

28-31 August 2013. The 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Paper presented: The organization of the mental lexicon in bilingual children (Co-authored paper with Ece Genç & Merve Savaşçı).

10-13 June 2013. The 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Singapore. Paper presented: English article useby Turkish-English bilingual children and adults (Co-authored paper with Fundagül İnce).

10-13 June 2013. The 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Singapore. Paper presented: Psycholinguistic investigation of morphological variability in second language acquisition (Co-authored paper with Serkan Uygun).

2-4 May 2013. 27. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı [27th National Linguistics Convention], Antalya, Turkey. Paper presented: Morphological problems in learning Turkish as a foreign language [Türkçenin yabancı dil olarak öğreniminde biçimbirimsel sorunlar] (Co-authored paper with Nesrin Kutlay).

2-4 November 2012. The 37th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 37), Boston, USA. Paper presented: Representation of multimorphemic words in the mental lexicon: Implications for second language acquisition of morphology (Co-authored paper with Serkan Uygun).

24-26 October 2012. The 8th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon. Montréal, Canada. Paper presented: Morphological processing in second language learners of Turkish (Co-authored paper with Serkan Uygun).

18-21 September, 2012. 16th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, Ankara, Turkey. Paper presented: First language attrition of constraints on wh-scrambling in Turkish.

6-11 September 2011. The 21st Annual Meeting of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA), Stockholm, Sweden. Paper presented: Knowledge of definiteness and specificity in English: The case of simultaneous bilingual children (Co-authored paper with Feride Özdemir).

25-27 March 2011. Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA 2011) Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Paper presented: L2 Acquisition of Wh-Extractions via a[-Wh-Movement] L1 (Co-authored paper with Filiz Çele )

September 1-4, 2010. The 20th Annual Meeting of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA). Reggio Emilia, Italy. Paper presented: Online processing of wh-dependencies in L2 English: The role of L1 and working memory capacity  (Co-authored paper with Filiz Çele).

September 10-13, 2008. The 18th Annual Meeting of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA). Aix-en-Provence, France. Co-authored paper presented: Japanese, Spanish and Turkish L2 acquisition of generic noun phrases (Co-authored paper with Neal Snape, & Pilar Garcia-Mayo).

April 4-5, 2008. The 4th National Meeting on the Human Brain-Machine Interface: The Human Brain as Information Processor. Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. Paper presented: Sentence processing in the first and second language.

September 11-14, 2007. The 17th Annual Meeting of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA). Newcastle: UK. Paper presented: L2 acquisition and L1 attrition of English articles.

December 23-24, 2005. The 3rd National Meeting on the Human Brain-Machine Interface: The Human Brain as Information Processor. Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.Paper presented: The human brain and machine comparisons in speech recognition. (Co-authored with Levent Arslan).

September 14-17, 2005. The 15th Annual Meeting of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA). Dubrovnik: Crotia. Paper presented: The acquisition of new syntactic categories in the ultimate L2 state.

June 2-4, 2005. The 3rd National Congress on Language and Speech Disorders. Ankara, Turkey. Paper presented: Criteria for diagnosis of specific language impairment.

September 8-11, 2004. The 14th Annual Meeting of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA). San Sebastian, Spain. Paper presented: The acquisition of specificity in L2 English and L2 Turkish.

August 11-13, 2004. The 12th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics. İzmir, Turkey. Paper presented: Morpho-syntactic manifestations of specific language impairment in Turkish: A case study.

May 28-30, 2004. The 2nd National Congress on Language and Speech Disorders. Eskişehir, Turkey. Paper presented: Aphasia in bilinguals.

September 18-21, 2003.  The 13th Annual Meeting of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA). Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.  Paper presented: Linguistic characteristics of ultimate grammars in L2 acquisition and L1 attrition.

August 22-24, 2002.  The 1st International Conference on L1 Attrition. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Paper presented: Attrition in first language competence: The case of Turkish.

April 25-28, 2002.  The 6th Biannual Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference. Ottawa: Canada.  Paper presented: Is the overt pronoun constraint universal? Evidence from L2 Turkish.

Nov. 2-4, 2001.  The 26th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, USA.  Paper presented: First language attrition: the effects of second language.

Oct. 4-7, 2001.  The 5th Pacific Second Language Research Forum, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.  Paper Presented: Attrition in first language grammar: connection with second language acquisition.

Nov. 5-7, 1999.  The 24th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, USA. Paper presented: Missing case inflection: Implications for second language acquisition.

Sept. 23-26, 1999.  The 19th Second Language Research Forum, Minnesota, USA.  Paper presented: Acquisition of Case Marking in Turkish (L2).

Sept. 3-5,1998.  The 1st International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Paper presented: Decomposition: To What Extent? The Case of Turkish.

June 14-16, 1997.  The 1st International Conference of the ASSC (Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness), Claremont, California, USA.  Paper presented:  Explicit and  implicit memory in amnesics: Implication for second  language acquisition.

May 25-27, 1995.  9thTurkish Linguistics Convention, Bolu, Turkey. Paper presented: Sources of miscommunication bBetween Republican Turkish and Turkic languages at lexical level.

Research Projects: 

2012-2016: Morphological processing in a foreign language: The cases of Turkish and English (Principal investigator. Funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK-1001). Project no: 112K183)

2014-2015: The effects of priming in production of morphology in English as a second language (Principal investigator. Funded by Boğaziçi University Research Fund, project no:8086).

2011-2012: Second language acquisition of the article system in English by Turkish learners (Principal investigator. Funded by Boğaziçi University Research Fund, project no:6522).

2010-2011: Psycholinguistic investigations of second/foreign language acquisition and first language attrition (Principal investigator. Funded by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, BIDEB 2219)

2010-2011:Linguistic characteristics of early child bilingualism (Principal investigator. Funded by Boğaziçi University Research Fund, project no:5152).

2007-2010: Psycholinguistic investigations of bilingualism: Sentence processing in Turkish and English (Principal investigator. Funded by Boğaziçi University Research Fund, project no:07D601D).

2004-2006: Comparative study of aphasia and second language acquisition (Principal investigator. Funded by Boğaziçi University Research Fund, project no:04D601).

2004-2006: Specific Language Impairment (SLI) in Turkish  (Co-investigator. Funded by Boğaziçi University Research Fund, project no:04B402).

1999-2002: The Acquisition of Functional Categories, McGill University, Department of Linguistics (research assistant) (principal investigator: Prof. Lydia White, project supported by FCAR, Canada.

1999-2000: Genetic Dysphasia, McGill University, Department of Linguistics (research assistant) (principal investigator: Prof. Michel Paradis, McGill University, ‘The Genetic Dysphasia’ project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-SSHRCC, Canada)

1998-2000: The Mental Lexicon, McGill University, Department of Linguistics (research assistant) (principal investigator: Prof. Eva Kehayia, MCRI/ SSHRCC, Canada)

 

Courses: 

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

February 2002-Present. Full-time professor, Dept. of Foreign Language Education:

Courses taught:

FLED 112: Language Awareness

FLED 201: Survey of Applied Linguistics

FLED 216: Community Service Practices in Foreign Language Education

FLED 212: Second Language Learning

FLED 415: Language Transfer

FLED 412: Practice Teaching in EFL

FLED 416: Seminar on Practice Teaching

FLED 504: Learning Turkish as a Foreign Language

FLED 511: Theories of Second Language Acquisition

FLED 513: Psycholinguistic Issues in Second Language Acquisition

FLED 551: Pedagogical Grammar

FLED 580:Special Topics in English Language Teaching: Structural Priming

FLED 611: Aspects of Bilingualism

FLED 686 Special Topics in Applied Linguistics: Neurolinguistic Aspects of Second Language Acquisition

FLED 689 Special Topics in Applied Linguistics: Psycholinguistic Investigation of Second Language Acquisition

FLED 691: Special Topics in Applied Linguistics: L2 Acquisition of Morphology

FLED 682: Special Topics in Applied Linguistics: Language Attrition

2003-2006. Instructor, Turkish for Foreigners, Boğaziçi University Continuing Education.

Summer 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013. InstructorTurkish for Foreigners, Boğaziçi University, School of Arts and Science, Language Center.

1993-1996Teaching Assistant in charge of organization and implementation of the EFL Teaching Practicum for senior undergraduate students, supervision, and grading of teacher trainees.

Summer 1994. Instructor, English for Specific Purposes (English for Tourism) in a private summer course organized by Boğaziçi University-Deulcom.

University of Potsdam, Germany:

October 2015-October 2016. Full-time professor, Dept. of Linguistics

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)-funded Guest Professorship on TThe Multilingual Lexicon’ at the University of Potsdam, hosted by the ‘Center for Language, Variation and Migration’ and the ‘Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism’

Graduate courses taught:

Winter 2015

Lexical and Morphosyntactic Development in Child Bilingualism

Adult Second Language Development: Neurolinguistic Perspectives

Graduate Research Colloquium: The Mental Lexicon I

Summer 2016

Lexical and Morphosyntactic Aspects of First Language Attrition in Bilinguals

Multilingual Lexicon: Issues in Adult Second Language Acquisition

Graduate Research Colloquium: The Mental Lexicon II

Yeditepe University, Faculty of Education, Istanbul, Turkey (part-time instructor):

September 2005-2013 InstructorCourses taught

Introduction to Linguistics (ELIT 371),

Applied Linguistics (EDEN 201),

Theories of Second Language Acquisition (EDEN 504),

Bilingualism (EDEN 601),

Neurolinguistic Aspects of Second Language Acquisition (EDEN 684),

Psycholinguistics (EDEN 613)

McGill University, Dept. of Linguistics, Montréal, Canada:

Summer 2001.  Instructor for Introduction to the Study of Language II (104-201L)

January-May 2001. Teaching Assistant in charge of grading, consultations, occasional lecturing and weekly tutorials for undergraduate students for the course 104-201 Introduction to the Study of Language II.

McGill University, Faculty of Arts, Montréal, Canada:

Sept. 2001-Dec. 2001.  Instructor for Introductory Turkish (397-532D)

Sept. 2000-May. 2001.  Instructor for Introductory Turkish (397-532D)

 

Research Topic: 

Second language acquisition and first language attrition of morphosyntax

Neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic investigations of bilingualism:

Morphological processing in bilinguals

Sentence processing in bilinguals

Aphasia in adult monolinguals and bilinguals

Speech-language disorders in children 

Relations between memory systems and language acquisition & loss

Theses Directed: 

Ongoing PhD/ MA Theses:

Yüksel, H. E. . (expected completion date: March 2019). Tentative title: The effects of L2 proficiency on the organization of the mental lexicon in late L2 learners (Boğaziçi University, M.A in English Language Education).

Completed PhD/ MA Theses:

Coşkun, A.  (2018). The second language acquisition of inflectional morphology in Turkish (Boğaziçi University, M.A in English Language Education).

Şentürk, G. (2018). Second language acquisition of nominal inflection in Turkish (Boğaziçi University, Ph.D in English Language Education).

Kutlay, N. (2017). The processing of morphology in adult second language acquisition (Boğaziçi University, Ph.D in English Language Education).

Başer, M. (2017). The role of morphological processing in reading fluency in the second language (Yeditepe University, Ph.D in English Language Education).

Rızaoğlu, F. (2016). Second language processing of English past tense morphology (Boğaziçi University, Ph.D in English Language Education).

Uygun, S. (2016). The processing of compounds in adult second language learners of English and Turkish (Yeditepe University, Ph.D in English Language Education) (co-supervision).

Karakaplan, H. (2016). The effects of priming in the production of L2 morphology (Boğaziçi University, M.A in English Language Education).

İnce, F. (2013). English article useby Turkish-English bilingual children and adults (Boğaziçi University, M.A in English Language Education).

Çele, F. (2010). Processing wh-dependencies in L2 English: Subject/Object asymmetry in Wh-extractions. (Boğaziçi University, Ph.D in English Language Education).

Derince, M. Ş. (2010). The role of L1 development in acquisition of a second and a third language. Boğaziçi University, M.A in English Language Education).

Lia Proietti Ergün, A. (2008). Language attrition: the effects of Turkish on Italian. Ph.D thesis completed, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy (co-advisor)

Dinçtopal, N.  (2007). Relative Clause Attachment in the L1 and L2. (Boğaziçi University, M.A in English Language Education).

Öztürk, G.  (2007). The Processing of Subject-Verb Number Agreement in L2 English by Native Turkish Speakers (Boğaziçi University, M.A in English Language Education).

Tanış, F. (2007). The End-state L2 Acquisition of Binding Properties of English Reflexives by Adult Turkish Learners of English (Boğaziçi University, M.A in English Language Education).

Yılmaz, G. (2006). The acquisition of the English article system by Turkish learners of English (Boğaziçi University, M.A in English Language Education).

Theses committee membership

Arslan, S. (2016). Neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic investigations on evidentiality in Turkish. (A joint PhD degree at the University of Groningen, the University of Potsdam, the University of Trento, Newcastle University, and Macquarie University) (Evaluation committee member).

Okuma, T.  (2015).  Overt pronoun constraint effects in second language Japanese. McGill University, PhD in Linguistics) (External examiner)

Çeçen, S. (2015).  Interrelationships among L2 linguistic knowledge, working memory functions, and reading. (Boğaziçi University, PhD in English Language Education)

Özkul, A. (2013). A phonological and morphological analysis of instrumental noun-verb pairs in Turkish Sign Language (TID). (Boğaziçi University, M.A in Linguistics).

Özata, H. (2012). Reading acquisition in early bilingualism: reading skills of turkish-child L2 learners of English. ( Boğaziçi University, M.A in English Language Education)

Özdemir, F. (2008). The development of reading in early bilingualism: Evidence from Turkish child L2 learners of English. (Boğaziçi University, M.A in English Language Education)

Geçkin, V. (2006). The acquisition of morphosyntax in child L2 English: Evidence from Turkish learners (Boğaziçi University, M.A in English Language Education)

Akbulut, Y. (2005). Effects of multimedia annotations on L2 incidental vocabulary learning and reading comprehension of freshman ELT students (Boğaziçi University, M.A in English Language Education)

Yolcu, B. (2005). Comprehension of reversible sentences in Turkish agrammatism (Boğaziçi University, M.A in Linguistics).

Memberships: 

 EUROSLA (European Second Language Association)

The Turkish Brain Research Association

Designes, Awards and Patents : 

Sept. 2010-July 2011: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK-BİDEB 2219) International Postdoctoral Research Scholarship Program abroad.

 July 2008:  The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) 2008 Incentive Award in Social Sciences (http://www.biltek.tubitak.gov.tr/oduller/index.htm).

May 2006:  Turkish Academy of Science, Distinguished Young Scientists Award in Social Sciences 2006 (TÜBA-GEBİP:-2006) ((http://www.tuba.gov.tr/index.php?id=201)

May 2005:  Boğaziçi University Foundation (BÜVAK)- 2004 Award for Excellence in Research in Social Sciences

2001-2002: McGill University, Canada Social Science and Humanities Doctoral Thesis Research Grant.

2001: McGill University Alma Mater Travel Grant.

1996-2000  4-year Doctoral Fellowship by the Turkish Higher Education Council.

Responsibilities: 

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSBILITIES/DUTIES

January 2017-Present: Department Chair, Boğaziçi University, the Department of Foreing Language Education.

November 2018-     The Boğaziçi University Senate, Facukty of Education representative

2013-2015: Assistant director of Boğaziçi University, the Institute for Graduate Studies in Social Sciences.

2012-2015: Member of the Faculty of Education Executive Board as a representative of associate professors

2012-2015: Member of the Boğaziçi University English Language Education Policy and Planning Committee.

2012-2015: Member of the Boğaziçi University Human Research Ethics Subcommittee (İNAREK).

2007-2015: Member of the Boğaziçi University Foundation (BÜVAK) Academic Committee.

2009- 2015: Member of the Boğaziçi University Graduate Studies Committee.

2009-2013: Member of the Boğaziçi University Research Policy Planning Board.

2004-2010: Assistant director of the Boğaziçi University Institute for Graduate Studies in the Social Sciences.

 

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP

Second Language Research (March 2016-present)

Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (November 2016-Present)

 

REFEREEING/PEER-REVIEWING

2006-Present:

1.    Academic Journals

Applied Psycholinguistics

Bilingualism: Language and Cognition

Dilbilim Araştırmaları Dergisi

Eğitim ve Bilim

EUROSLA Yearbook

International Review of Applied Linguistics (IRAL)

Journal of the European Second Language Association (JESLA)

Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies

Journal of Less Commonly Taught Languages

Lingua

Language Acquisition

Language Learning

Language Learning and Individual Differences

Language Sciences

Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (LAB)

Second Language Research (SLR)

SKY Journal of Linguistics

The Mental Lexicon

2.      Research Institutions

Research Proposals Review for:

Boğaziçi University, Scientific Research Council (BAP)

The National Science Foundation, USA.

TÜBİTAK-The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

 

3.       Conferences

Paper/abstract reviews for:

BUCLD (Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development)

EUROSLA (Annual Conferences of the European Second Language Association)

GALANA (Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America)

GASLA (Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition)

ICTL (International Conference on Turkish Linguistics)

 ISB (International Symposium on Bilingualism)

Society for the Neurobiology of Language

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Sept. 1999-Sept. 2000: Graduate Student Representative, Department of Linguistics, McGill University.

1990-1992: Chairperson of Reception Committee of IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience), Turkey Branch.