Makbûl-i Ârif and a Different Perspective on Language Learning

GÖNEL, Hüseyin (2010) Makbûl-i Ârif and a Different Perspective on Language Learning. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.


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Language Learning is a subject that has been popular through the ages. Therefore, a number of methods and techniques were developed and applied on this subject. Today, these studies are still continuing. Referring to the dictionaries is one of these methods. Even in Ottoman society, there were dictionaries written in verse to serve this aim. Dictionaries called Subha-i Sıbyan, which enabled primary school students to memorize the words and keep them in mind easily, were widely used. Sıbha-i Sıbyan Dictionaries aimed at teaching especially Arabic and Persian. There were also other dictionaries in verse which were designed to teach different languages too. Mehmet Hevai Üsküfi's work Makbul-i Arif dedicated to Sultan Murad the 4th. is known as the first Bosnian-Turkish dictionary in verse. This dictionary introduces a different perspective in language learning. As it is easier to memorize and keep in mind, poetry has been more effective in language learning compared to prose. In this study, Makbul-i Arif is introduced as an example for the use of dictionaries in verse in language learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Verse dictionary, language education, Makbûl-i Arif
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 12:14
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 16:43

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