A Chronological Perspective on the Studies of Turkisms Conducted in Balkan Languages
Turkisms in the Balkan languages continue to be an essential research subject since Karadzic published the first Serbian Dictionary in 1818. Turkisms studies have been compared to countries where the studies were published, the researchers' nationalities, and the studies' languages in tables. We have evaluated total of 1392 research in this study. Turkism researchers published the highest number of studies in the Turkish and Bulgarian languages. Turkisms in six Balkan languages were published in 17 languages by researchers from 21 nationalities in 35 different countries. While evaluating the studies, they have been handled in five different periods according to the Balkans' significant political events during the last two centuries. We have classified studies according to 33 subtitles under four categories. These four categories are detection and collecting, classification, evaluation and analysis, and current frequency measurement and revitalization of Turkisms. The method used in this study is the same as the method used by Yücel in his six published bibliography studies. Turkism studies classified are based in this study on Yücel's six studies given in the bibliography.
Turkisms, Balkan languages, Turkish Loanwords.
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