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Name: Aygül Uçar

Title: Assistant Professor Dr

Affiliation: Mersin University

Office: Department of English Language and Literature Faculty of Science and Letters, Mersin University, Çiftlikköy, 33343 Mersin – Turkey

Telephone: +90 324 361 0001 / 4505

Fax: + 90 324 361 0046

Email: aygulucar at gmail.com , aerdem at mersin.edu.tr

 

EDUCATION

2009               Ph.D in Linguistics, Ankara University, Turkey

2003               M.A in Linguistics, Mersin University, Turkey

2000               B.A in English Language and Literature (with honor)

 

THESES

Uçar, Aygül. 2009. Türkçe Eylemlerde Çokanlamlılık: Uygunluk Kuramı Çerçevesinde Bir Çözümleme [Polysemous Verbs in Turkish: An Analysis within the Frame of Optimality Theory]. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Ankara University, Ankara. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gülsün Leyla Uzun.

Uçar, Aygül. 2003. Analysis of Some Semantic Primitives in Turkish with Special Reference to Jackendoff’s  Conceptual Semantics. Unpublished MA Thesis, Mersin University, Mersin. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yeşim Aksan.

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2010 -             Assistant Professor Dr,  Department of English Language and Literature, English Linguistics   Program, Mersin University.

2009 – 2010    Dr. Research Assistant, Department of English Language and Literature, English Linguistics  Program, Mersin University.

2004 – 2009    Research Assistant, Department of Linguistics, Ankara University.

2000 – 2004    Research Assistant, Department of English Language and Literature, English Linguistics  Program, Mersin University.

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Semantics, lexical semantics, polysemy, linguistic (im)politeness, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, linguistic humor.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2010 – 2011: Türkçede Konuşma Gülmecesinin İncelenmesi [An Analysis of Conversational Humor in Turkish],  Project director; funded by Mersin University, grant no: BAP-FEF İDE (AU) 2010-5A.

2009 – 2010: Türkçe Kurgusal Metinler Derlemi Oluşturma [Building a Corpus of Contemporary Turkish  Fiction], Project researcher;  funded by Mersin University, grant no: BAP-FEF İDE (SYA) 2009-3, Project  director: Prof. Dr. Yeşim Aksan.

2009 – 2010: Türkçe Süreli Yayınlar Derlemi Oluşturma [Building a corpus of Turkish newspapers], Project  researcher; funded by Mersin University, grant no: BAP-FEF İDE (MA) 2009-3,  Project director: Prof. Dr.  Mustafa Aksan.

 

 

HONORS AND GRANTS

2011:   Mersin University, Conference Grant for the The 6th International Symposium on Politeness: Corpus Approaches, 11-13 July 2011, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

2011:   Mersin University, Conference Grant for the 25th National Linguistics Conference, 5-7 May 2011, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey.

2007:   Ankara University, Conference Grant for the 13th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, 16-20 August 2006, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

2003:   Turkish Academy of Sciences, Conference Grant for the 8th International Cognitive Linguistic Conference, 20-25 July 2003, University of La Rioja, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain.

2003:   University of La Rioja, Conference Grant for the 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, 20-25 July 2003, University of La Rioja, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain.

2003:   Mersin University, Conference Grant for the 17th National Linguistics Conference, 22-23 May 2003, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey.

 

 

Courses Given (Last Two Years) 

1. Graduate Courses 

2011 – 2012 Fall                                               2011-2012 Spring

DB 515  Linguistics I (Master)                   DB 520  Linguistics II (Master)

-                                                                          IDB 604 Lexical Semantics (PhD)

 

2012-2013 Fall                                                 2012-2013 Spring

DB 515  Linguistics I (Master)                    DB 520  Linguistics II (Master)

-                                                                           IDB 604 Lexical Semantics (PhD)

 

2. Undergraduate Courses 

2011-2012 Fall                                                                         2011-2012 Spring

IDB 217 Introduction to Linguistics I                            IDB 218 Introduction to Linguistics II

IDB 225 Morphology I                                                          IDB 226 Morphology II

IDB 315 Semantics I                                                              IDB 316 Semantics II

IDB 411 Graduation Study I                                               IDB 412 Graduation Study II

-                                                                                                    IDB 428 Lexical Semantics

 

2012-2013 Fall                                                                         2012-2013 Spring

IDB 217 Introduction to Linguistics I                              IDB 218 Introduction to Linguistics II

IDB 225 Morphology I                                                          IDB 226 Morphology II

IDB 315 Semantics I                                                              IDB 316 Semantics II

IDB 411 Graduation Study I                                               IDB 412 Graduation Study II

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2009 –             Editor – Mersin University Journal of Linguistics and Literature

 

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING

2012:   The 5th International Turkish Language Teaching Conference, 5-6 July 2012, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey (member of the organizing committee).

2007:   The 1st Mediterranean Graduate Students Meeting in Linguistics, 25-26 October 2007, Mersin University, Turkey (member of the organizing committee)

2007:   The 21st National Linguistics Conference, 10-11 May 2007, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey (member of the organizing committee)

2004:   The 18th National Linguistics Conference, 20-21 May 2004, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey (assistant of the organizing committee)

 

 

DISSERTATION SUPERVISION

Ongoing M.A. Dissertation Supervision

Erköse, Y. Türkçe Konumlama Eylemlerinin Derlem Temelli Bilişsel Anlam Çözümlemesi

Yalçin, Y. Gazete Söyleminin Değerlendirme Kuramıyla Derlem Temelli İncelenmesi

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

 

1. Refereed Journal Articles

Articles in Indexed Journals 

Uçar, Aygül & Koca, Cezmi (2011). Gülme Düzleminde Komedi Dükkanı ile Ortaoyunu Arasındaki Bağ ve Dilsel Komik (Söz Komiği) Açısından Bir Karşılaştırma [The Relationship Between Komedi Dükkanı 'Comedy Shop' and the Ortaoyunu in the Level of Laughter and a Comparison in the Sense of Linguistic Humor (Verbal Humor)]. Mersin University Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 8 (2), 39-63. (indexed in MLA International Bibliography; EBSCO) PDF

Uçar, Aygül (2010). Light Verb Constructions in Turkish Dictionaries: Are They Sub-meanings of Polysemous Verbs? Mersin University Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 7 (1), 1-17. (indexed in MLA International Bibliography; EBSCO) PDF

Uçar, Aygül (2006). Türkçe Devinim Eylemlerinde Tarz Anlatımı [The Manner Expressions in Turkish Motion Verbs]. Mersin University Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 3 (2), 61-77.(indexed in MLA International Bibliography; EBSCO)  PDF

Uçar, Aygül (2005). Söylem Belirleyicisi Olarak İşte’nin Ezgi Örüntüleri [The Intonation Patterns of “İŞTE” as a Discourse Marker].Mersin University Journal of Linguistics and Literature, 2 (1), 35-50. (indexed in MLA International Bibliography; EBSCO) PDF

Uçar, Aygül (2005). Conceptual Structures of the Motion Verb çek- “pull” in Turkish and Its Counterparts in English. Dilbilim Araştırmaları 2005, 13-32. (indexed in TÜBİTAK – ULAKBİM SBVT ; Linguistic Bibliography; MLA) PDF

 

2. Chapter in a Book

Uçar, Aygül & Yıldız, İpek. (in preparation). Humor and Impoliteness in Turkish: A Corpus-based Analysis of the Television Show Komedi Dükkânı ‘Comedy Shop’. In Şükriye Ruhi & Yeşim Aksan (eds). Perspectives on (Im)politeness: Issues and Methodologies. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Kurtoğlu, Özlem & Uçar, Aygül. (2012). İlköğretim Türkçe Ders Kitaplarında Yer Alan Sözvarlığının Derlem Temelli İncelenmesi. In Engin Yılmaz, Mehmet Gedizli, Erdal Özcan & Yonca Koçmar (eds.) Türkçenin Eğitimi-Öğretimi Üzerine Çalışmalar, 93-102. Ankara: Pegem Akademi.  PDF

Aksan, Yeşim & Uçar, Aygül (2012). Türkçe Sözvarlığının Öğretiminde Derlem Kullanımı: Türkçe Ulusal Derlemi Örneği. In Mustafa Aksan & Yeşim Aksan (eds.) Türkçe Öğretiminde Güncel Çalışmalar, 103-112. Mersin: Mersin Üniversitesi Yayınları.  PDF

Kurtoğlu, Özlem & Uçar, Aygül (2011). İTDK Derleminde Sözvarlığı Görünümleri [Aspects of Vocabulary in Turkish Language Course Book Corpus]. In V. Doğan Günay et al. (eds.) Türkçe Öğretimi Üzerine Çalışmalar, 408-420. İzmir: Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi.  PDF

 

3. Papers in Conference Proceedings

Uçar, Aygül (2012). Towards an OT Model of Sense Choice: The Case of Polysemous gir- ‘enter’ in Turkish. In E. Kincses-Nagy & M. Biacsi (Eds.) The Szeged Conference: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics held on August 20-22, 2010 in Szeged, (527-537). University of Szeged: Szeged.  PDF

Uçar, Aygül & Kurtoğlu, Özlem. (2012). A Corpus-based Account of Polysemy in Turkish: The Case of the Verb ver- ‘give’. In E. Kincses-Nagy & M. Biacsi (Eds.) The Szeged Conference: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics held on August 20-22, 2010 in Szeged, (539-551). University of Szeged: Szeged.  PDF

Uçar, Aygül, Kurtoğlu, Özlem & Yıldız, İpek. (2011).  Belirsizlikler Üzerine Derlem Temelli Bağlam-İçi Gözlemler, Hatice Çubukçu ve diğ. (Haz.), 25. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı Bildiri Kitabı, 5-7 Mayıs 2011, (227-236). Adana: Çukurova Üniversitesi. PDF

Uçar, Aygül (2011). Çokanlamlı Eylemler Sözlükçede Nasıl Görünür? Uygunluk Kuramı Çerçevesinde Bir İnceleme, Ç. Sağın-Şimşek ve Ç. Hatipoğlu (Haz.), 24. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı Bildiri Kitabı, 17-18 Mayıs 2010 Ankara, (289-300). Ankara: ODTÜ Basım İşliği.  PDF

Uçar, Aygül & Kurtoğlu, Özlem. (2011). Eylemde Çokanlamlılık: Sözlük Verisinin Derlem Temelli Görünümleri, Ç. Sağın-Şimşek ve Ç. Hatipoğlu (Haz.), 24. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı Bildiri Kitabı, 17-18 Mayıs 2010 Ankara, (398-410). Ankara: ODTÜ Basım İşliği.  PDF

Uçar, Aygül (2009). Anlambilimsel Bağlantılılık: Türkçe Eylemlerde Çokanlamlılık ve Eşadlılık Ayrımı [Semantic Relatedness: The Distinction Between Polysemy and Homonymy in Turkish Verbs]. In S. Ay, Ö. Aydın, İ. Ergenç, S. Gökmen, S. İşsever and D. Peçenek (Eds.), Essays on Turkish Linguistics: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, 6-8 August 2008, (207 – 216). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.  PDF

Uçar, Aygül (2008). Eylemde Çokanlamlılık ve Sözlük Girdisi Olarak Katkısız Eylemler [Polysemy and Light Verbs as Dictionary Entries]. In Y. Aksan & M. Aksan (Eds.),XXI. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı Bildirileri 10-11 May 2007 (pp.137-145). Ankara: Şafak Matbaası.  PDF

Uçar, Aygül (2004). Türkçede İyelik Uzamdışı Anlambilim Alanı [The Possessional Nonspatial Semantic Fields in Turkish]. In İ. Ergenç, S. İşsever, S. Gökmen & Ö. Aydın (Eds.) Dilbilim İncelemeleri (241–252). Ankara: Doğan Publications.  PDF

 

 

4. Refereed Conference Presentations

Uçar, Aygül & Yıldız, İpek. (2011). A Corpus-based Account of Humor and Impoliteness in Turkish: The Turkish Television Show Komedi Dükkânı ‘Comedy Shop’. The 6th International Symposium on Politeness: Corpus Approaches, 11-13 July 2011, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Uçar, Aygül (2006). Can Meanings Compete With Each Other? A Proposal for the Lexical Entries of Polysemous Verb çek- ‘pull’ in Turkish Dictionary, The 13th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, 16-20 August 2006, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Uçar, Aygül (2006). Türkçe Sözlükte Çokanlamlı Eylemler Üzerine Gözlemler [Some Observations on the Polysemous Verbs in Turkish Dictionary]. 20. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayı, 12-13 May 2006, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Uçar, Aygül (2003). Conceptual Structures of the Motion Verb çek- ‘pull’ in Turkish and Its Counterparts in English. The 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference,20-25 July 2003, University of La Rioja, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain.

 

 

5. Editor of Proceedings

Aksan, Mustafa & Aygül Uçar (2012). 5. Uluslararası Türkçenin Eğitimi-Öğretimi Kurultayı Bildirileri, 5-6 Temmuz 2012, Mersin Üniversitesi, Mersin [Proceedings of the 5th International Turkish Language Teaching Conference, 5-6 July 2012, Mersin University, Mersin]. Ankara: Şafak Publications.

 

6. Refereeing

The 27th National Linguistics Conference, 2-4 May 2013, Hacettepe University, Kemer, Antalya.

The 5th International Turkish Language Teaching Conference, 5-6 July 2012, Mersin University, Mersin.

Mersin University Journal of Linguistics and Literature

 

7. Summer Schools

2009:   Linguistics Institute: Linguistic Structure and Language Ecologies. 6 July-13 August 2009. University of California, Berkeley, USA.

 

 

8. Significant Professional Development Activities

2012:   The 16th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics. 18-21 September 2012. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

2011:   Doğan Aksan Çalıştayı [The Workshop in Honor of Doğan Aksan]. 3 October 2011, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

2009:   International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar. 7 August-9 August 2009. University of California, Berkeley, USA.

2009:   Frames and Constructions: A Conference in Honor of Charles J. Fillmore. 31 July-2 August 2009. University of California, Berkeley, USA.

2009:   Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT 8). 23-26 July 2009. University of California, Berkeley, USA.

2009:   The 33rd Stanford Child Language Research Forum: Experience and Variation in Learning a First Language (CLRF 33) 10-12 July 2009. University of California, Berkeley, USA.

2009:   The 2nd Mediterranean Graduate Students’ Meeting in Linguistics, 12-13 March 2009, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey.

2007:   The Weekly Seminars of Ankara Linguistics Circle, Fall 2007, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

2005:   The 3rd Postgraduate Conference on Linguistics and Language Teaching, 20-21 October 2005, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey.

2005:   The 19th National Linguistic Conference, 20-21 May 2005, Harran University, Şanlıurfa, Turkey.

2004:   The 2nd Postgraduate Conference on Linguistics and Language Teaching, 24-25 September 2004, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

2004:   The 14th International Conference on Korean Linguistics, 12-16 July 2004, Ankara University, Antalya, Turkey.

2004:   Cognitive Science Colloquium, 8-15 March 2004, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

2002:   The 11th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, 7-9 August 2002, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimağusa, TRNC.

2002:   The 16th National Linguistic Conference, 23-24 May 2002, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

2001:   The 15th National Linguistic Conference, 24-25 May 2001, Yıldız Teknik University, Istanbul, Turkey.