The recognition difficulty of extended compound sentences for Turkish first year english language education students


4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.2649-2653 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.540
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.2649-2653
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Turkish First Year English Language Education students have serious problems in recognition and production of extended compound sentences, which carry extra phrases. Therefore, they cannot write extended compound sentences whose extended fragments lead them to think that they are not handling the compound sentences but something else. In order to explore this problem, 55 Turkish first year English Language Education students will be given a questionnaire including 25 multiple choice test questions each of which will include simple, extended compound sentences, complex, and compound-complex sentences as alternatives. Students will be asked to identify the compound sentences. In this paper, the reasons of non-recognition of extended compound sentences by Turkish first year English Language Education students will be investigated. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu