MORPHOLOGICAL AND PHONOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF KALKAN-KAŞ/ANTALYA DIALECT
Turkish main dialect in Turkey is spoken in various forms of regional dialects all over Anatolia. The reasons of dialects are migration, climate, geographical conditions and the features of language. Through communication and media technologies, Istanbul dialect is gradually becoming popular all over the country and regional dialects have been transforming. This situation impacts the regional dialects in terms of phonetics, morphology, and vocabulary. Local dialects, not only in Turkey but also in other countries decrease and disappear. Accordingly, our inherited cultural values and vocabulary of those values and the products of this heritage are forgotten. This study was carried out to protect cultural inheritance of regional dialects, therefore this study aims to demonstrate and provide information of the morphological and phonological structure of Kalkan-Kaş dialect in the region of Antalya/Turkey. In addition to this study, morphological and phonological examples of data examined and compared with standard Turkish. Keywords: The Dialects of Anatolia, Dialect, Antalya, Morphology, Phonology, Turkish.