Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2019, Vol. 15(4) 200-214
pp. 200 - 214 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2019.203.15 | Manu. Number: MANU-1903-30-0003
Published online: August 02, 2019 | Number of Views: 26 | Number of Download: 170
This study aiming to determine the frequency of use of words in the narrative texts in which the best examples of standard language use are displayed ranks 268 stories compiled from the prominent names of Turkish story-writing. Frequency analyses were made on a corpus of approximately 450 thousand words and the frequency of use of words were tried to be listed according to their lexical categories. The words ranking at a certain percentage (about 2%-4%) were scored. It was observed that general words and grammatically functional words had higher frequencies, and the wordswere used with their antonyms. In terms of Turkish, categorization of words according to their positions in the sentence and their affixations, possible categorization of words in more than one lexical category, and variable meanings which homonyms gain in context were found as the most significant problems in frequency analysis and corpus formation.
Keywords: Turkish, corpus, narrative text, vocabulary teaching.
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