||I had my undergraduate degree in Turkish-English-French Translation and Interpretation (conference interpretation track) at Bilkent University, Ankara and my M.Phil in Foreing Language Teaching at Universite de Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle where I studied with a governmental scholaship. My master's thesis was on the role of orientations and executive motivation in learners of Turkish as a second/foreign language. At present, I am a PhD student at the department of Cognitive Science at METU, Ankara. This november I will take the qualifying exams, my major will be in linguistics and my minor will be in psychology. I am very interested in psycholinguistics and specifically in child language acquisition of Turkish. I intend to take all levels of linguistics courses offered at the Egg as I feel that I need to further improve myself in various aspects of linguistics before I can become a good psycholinguist. Although I have taken some courses on the minimalist program and Combinatory Categorial Grammar, I believe I would benefit from learning more about generative linguistics.
Apart from these, I am currently taking part in a project aiming at establishing a baby lab at our institute, and working on the role of vowel harmony on word segmentation and lexical acquisition. I am also learning Turkish sign language and am interested in the morphology and syntax of sign languages in general, as well.