Representing the Turkish Inverted Sentences Structure with Graph Drawings

Ceylan I., METE F.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, cilt.33, sa.3, ss.631-643, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.16986/huje.2017034350
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.631-643


There are three different sentence structures in Turkish syntax according to the arrangement of elements. These are canonical, inverted and elliptical sentences. The subject of this study is to show the relationship of the sentence elements with graph according to the structure of Turkish. For this purpose, a qualitative study was conducted. Inverted sentence structure is shown in graphs with the relations between the elements of sentences by using a sample sentence. "Sen bugun kitabi bana getir." is the sample sentence for this study. All the possible inverted sentences were written. Then, sentences were grouped under four groups and each group of fourty nine drawings were combined and achieved four completed graph for each group. There is one integrated graph that including all the possible sentences in subject ending inverted sentence, one for object ending inverted sentence, one for indirect object ending inverted sentence and the last one for adverbial clauses ending inverted sentence. As a result, both possible inverted and possible elliptical sentences are in the created graphs. All the created graphs can be used as training materials for Turkish language education. Since all of them are visual materials, a Turkish teacher can explain and teach all the possible ways for inverted sentences easily to the students.