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Yıl 2021, Cilt 7 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 65 - 81 2021-01-25

Attitude Towards the First Language and Its Effects on First Language Lexical Attrition
Attitude Towards the First Language and Its Effects on First Language Lexical Attrition

Suleyman KASAP [1]


This paper presents an investigation into the relationship between individuals’ attitudes towards their mother tongue and lexical attrition. The paper is based on data from a study wherein 10 Kurdish-Turkish bilinguals were asked to narrate a well-known story in their mother tongue of Kurdish. These individuals were selected from among 104 participants according to their score on the Mother Tongue Attitude Scale (MTAS), a scale used to determine attitude towards mother tongue.

In this study, quantitative and qualitative research methods were used together. The participants were asked to tell a story in Kurdish to assess their use of Turkish words while doing so. Additionally, the participants were also asked to evaluate their Kurdish speaking ability after telling the story.

The results of the study showed participants with a low MTAS score resorted to borrowing more Turkish words and were able to access a smaller number of Kurdish words than the participants with higher MTAS scores and they suffered more from lexical attrition than their counterparts. Those with high MTAS scores, with a positive attitude towards their mother tongue, used smaller numbers of words borrowed from Turkish and had access to a richer lexicon with which to narrate the story.

This paper presents an investigation into the relationship between individuals’ attitudes towards their mother tongue and lexical attrition. The paper is based on data from a study wherein 10 Kurdish-Turkish bilinguals were asked to narrate a well-known story in their mother tongue of Kurdish. These individuals were selected from among 104 participants according to their score on the Mother Tongue Attitude Scale (MTAS), a scale used to determine attitude towards mother tongue.

In this study, quantitative and qualitative research methods were used together. The participants were asked to tell a story in Kurdish to assess their use of Turkish words while doing so. Additionally, the participants were also asked to evaluate their Kurdish speaking ability after telling the story.

The results of the study showed participants with a low MTAS score resorted to borrowing more Turkish words and were able to access a smaller number of Kurdish words than the participants with higher MTAS scores and they suffered more from lexical attrition than their counterparts. Those with high MTAS scores, with a positive attitude towards their mother tongue, used smaller numbers of words borrowed from Turkish and had access to a richer lexicon with which to narrate the story.

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Orcid: 0000-0001-8367-8789
Yazar: Suleyman KASAP (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: Van YYU
Ülke: Turkey


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Başvuru Tarihi : 17 Kasım 2020
Kabul Tarihi : 5 Aralık 2020
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 25 Ocak 2021

Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { ijoks827571, journal = {International Journal of Kurdish Studies}, issn = {2149-2751}, eissn = {2149-2751}, address = {}, publisher = {Hasan KARACAN}, year = {2021}, volume = {7}, pages = {65 - 81}, doi = {10.21600/ijoks.827571}, title = {Attitude Towards the First Language and Its Effects on First Language Lexical Attrition}, key = {cite}, author = {Kasap, Suleyman} }
APA Kasap, S . (2021). Attitude Towards the First Language and Its Effects on First Language Lexical Attrition . International Journal of Kurdish Studies , 7 (1) , 65-81 . DOI: 10.21600/ijoks.827571
MLA Kasap, S . "Attitude Towards the First Language and Its Effects on First Language Lexical Attrition" . International Journal of Kurdish Studies 7 (2021 ): 65-81 <http://ijoks.com/tr/pub/issue/59757/827571>
Chicago Kasap, S . "Attitude Towards the First Language and Its Effects on First Language Lexical Attrition". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 7 (2021 ): 65-81
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ISNAD Kasap, Suleyman . "Attitude Towards the First Language and Its Effects on First Language Lexical Attrition". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 7 / 1 (Ocak 2021): 65-81 . https://doi.org/10.21600/ijoks.827571
AMA Kasap S . Attitude Towards the First Language and Its Effects on First Language Lexical Attrition. Kurdish Studies. 2021; 7(1): 65-81.
Vancouver Kasap S . Attitude Towards the First Language and Its Effects on First Language Lexical Attrition. International Journal of Kurdish Studies. 2021; 7(1): 65-81.
IEEE S. Kasap , "Attitude Towards the First Language and Its Effects on First Language Lexical Attrition", International Journal of Kurdish Studies, c. 7, sayı. 1, ss. 65-81, Oca. 2021, doi:10.21600/ijoks.827571