Corpus Frequency and Affix Ordering in Turkish

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9623)


Suffix sequences in agglutinative languages derive complex structures. Based on frequency information from a corpus data, this study will present emerging multi-morpheme sequences in Turkish. Morphgrams formed by combination of voice suffixes with other verbal suffixes from finite and non-finite templates are identified in the corpus. Statistical analyses are conducted on permissible combinations of these suffixes. The findings of the study have implications for further studies on morphological processing in agglutinative languages.


Frequency Affix order Verbal synthesis Turkish National Corpus 



This study is supported by a research grant from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK, Grant No: 115K135, 113K039).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.English Language and Literature Department, Faculty of Science and LettersMersin UniversityMersinTurkey

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