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mw. dr. T. (Tuba) Yarbay Duman


  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
    Capaciteitsgroep Taalwetenschap
  • Bezoekadres
    Bungehuis,
    Spuistraat 210  Amsterdam
  • Postadres:
    Spuistraat  210
    1012 VT  Amsterdam
  • T.YarbayDuman@uva.nl

 

My research focuses on language acquisition, developmental language disorders and, acquired language disorders.

Specific Language Impairment (SLI):

I investigate the linguistic development of typically and atypically developing children and the role of various factors affecting their language acquisition, including morphosyntactic developments (e.g. verb inflections for tense/aspect/modality markers; if-conditional sentences: factuals and counterfactuals), developments in cognitive processes and the relationship between them. I work on these topics in monolingual and bilingual Turkish children with and without SLI. This research is funded by  NWO, Veni, Innovational Research Incentives Scheme.

Broca's Aphasia:

I did my PhD on Broca's aphasia (see below). My PhD was funded by NWO, Mosaic Grant. I am currently investigating sentence comprehension deficits at the interface of morphosyntax-semantics level in this population.

Affiliation

Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC)

Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC) 

Research Group Grammar and Cognition (G&C)

Upcoming/Recent Guest Lectures/Presentations

  • Guest Lecture (2 hours), Second Language Acquisition, MA Linguistics, UvA, March 17, 2016 (Topic: Evidentiality in Second Language Acquisition)
  • Presentation, The 11th World Congress on Brain Injury (IBIA), Den Haag, March 5, 2016 (Using Evidential Stories to Assess Epistemic Inferencing in Bilingual People with Brain Injury)
  • Guest Lecture (4 hours), Cognitition and Language Development, MA Linguistics, UvA, November 20, 2015 (Topic: Executive Functions and Language)
  • Guest Lecture (2 hours), Second Language Acquisition, MA Linguistics, UvA, March 19, 2015 (Topic: Evidentiality in second language acquisition) 
  • ANELA Applied Linguistic Conference, May 22-23 (2015), Egmond aan de Zee (Topic: Cognitive advantages of bilingualism in Turkish-Dutch children with Specific Language Impairments).

For other talks/presentations, click on 'Presentations' tab above.

 

 

 

PhD Dissertation: Turkish Agrammatic Aphasia: Word Order, Time Reference and Case

This is the first PhD dissertation on Turkish Broca's aphasia, or on aphasia in Turkish in general. My dissertation was supervised by Prof. Dr. Roelien Bastiaanse (University of Groningen)  & Dr. Gulsat Aygen (Northern Illinois University). Below you can download my doctoral thesis or you can download each Chapter of the thesis from the Publications page as separate articles published in international peer-refereed journals.  

 

Yarbay Duman, T. (2009). Turkish Agrammatic Aphasia. Word Order, Time Reference and Case. Groningen Dissertations in Linguistics, 73. (ISBN 978-90-367-3963-4). 

 

Dissertation Summary:  

I developed a number of sentence production and sentence comprehension tests to assess grammatical impairments in Turkish Broca's aphasia. The data obtained suggest that individuals with Broca's aphasia produce sentences with base subject-object-verb order, although word order is flexible in Turkish. Sentences with this order are also the easiest to understand, but only when simple case marking is used. Finally, they have profound impairments in tense and aspect morphology and, past tense/perfective aspect is selectively impaired. 

I proposed the Integration Problem Hypothesis (IPH) (see also Yarbay Duman et. al., 2011) that explains the nature of impairment in Broca's aphasia through interactions between word order, time reference and case. According to the IPH,when agrammatic speakers should use derived order, case that is non-base or past verb forms, their performance drops significantly. When variables add up, difficulties add up as well. For example, object relatives  with derived word order and non-base case (i.e. genitive case as subject case) are more problematic to produce and to understand for individuals with Broca's aphasia than subject relatives with derived word order and base case  (Yarbay Duman et al., 2008; Yarbay Duman et. al., 2011). Furthermore, reference to the past through verb inflection is more difficult than reference to the non-past e.g., future in sentences with a base order, due to a deficiency in interpreting different degrees of epistemic certainty (Yarbay Duman & Bastiaanse, 2009). However, the ability to produce time reference morphology and object relatives leads to a decrease in performance in the future time frame. Apparently, this is an integration problem.

 

Occupational Background

  • 2011 March -present :  Postdoctoral researcher, Linguistics Department of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Project:  Identifying specific language impairment in monolingual and bilingual children: Executive functions and linguistic processing)
  • 2004-2009 September: PhD (AIO), Neurolinguistics Department  of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (Dissertation: Turkish Agrammatic Aphasia. Word Order,Time Reference and Case)
  • 2001-2002: Instructor of English, Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey

Educational Background

  • 2004-2009: Graduate School of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.Certificate PhD training program.
  • 2002 -2003: European Masters in Clinical Linguistics (EMCL) ( CumLaude ), University of Groningen, the Netherlands (M.A Thesis: Relative Clauses and Object Scrambling in Turkish agrammatic production)
  • 1996-2001: B.A in English Linguistics ( With Honours ), Hacettepe University, Ankara,Turkey

Grants and Scholarships

  • 2010: Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Veni, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), postdoctoral research grant: 250.000 euros (the project started in 2011)
  • 2004: Mosaic Program of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), PhD research grant: 180.000 euros

Others

  • 2014: Scientific Research Project Council, Ankara University, research grant to study Broca's aphasia (5000 euros, PI: Prof. Dr. Özgür Aydın)
  • 2013: Research Assistance Grant on Language and Cognition Project, ACLC, UvA (with two colleagues, 2000 euros) 
  • 2009: Stichting Afasie Nederland (SAN), grant for costs of the PhD  dissertation (500 euros)
  • 2003: Socrates fund, three month study at the Neurolinguistics Department of the Potsdam University, Germany
  • Several International travel grants to conferences/workshops (total 1000 euros)

Awards

  • 2004: Talent Award, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the Netherlands
  • 2001: Asude Zeynep Kinay success award, English Linguistics Department, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Workshops Organized 

  • 2013 November: Language and Executive Functions, University of Amsterdam.
  • 2012 April: Hands-on: Cambridge Cognition Software in testing and assessing Executive Functions, Anadolu University (for speech and language therapists).
  • 2009: A two-day international workshop: Grammar and Aphasia: Where theoretical, psycho- and neurolinguistics meet (18, 19 September, Groningen).

Reviewing:  

Article reviewer for journals such as the Journal of Neurolinguistics, International Journal of Speech & Language Pathology and Audiology; Journal of Second and Multiple Language Acquisition; Journal of Language and Linguistics Studies.

(Board)memberships

  • 2014-present: Member of Multilingual Families Project, European Union Funded Education Project 
  • 2012-2013: Post-doc representative in advisory board of the Amsterdam Center for Language and Cognition, including selection committee for new PhDs and project proposals.
  • 2012-2013: Member of IS0804, Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistic Patterns and the Road to Assessment
  • 2012: Member of the jury NAP-dag, University of Amsterdam
  • 2011: Member of the jury awarding the best linguistic BA thesis of the year, University of Amsterdam, June 22-23.

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 Invited Lectures/Talks and other Presentations

  • Invited Lecture (2 hours), Second Language Acquisition, MA Linguistics, UvA, March 17, 2016 (Topic: Evidentiality in Second Language Acquisition)
  • The 11th World Congress on Brain Injury (IBIA), Den Haag, March 5, 2016 (Title: Using Evidential Stories to Assess Epistemic Inferencing in Bilingual People with Brain Injury)
  • Invited Lecture (4 hours), Cognitition and Language Development, MA Linguistics, UvA, November 20, 2015 (Topic: Executive Functions and Language)
  • Invited Lecture (2 hours), Second Language Acquisition, MA Linguistics, UvA, March 19, 2015 (Topic: Evidentiality in second language acquisition) 
  • ANELA Applied Linguistic Conference, Egmond aan de Zee, May 22-23, 2015 (Topic: Cognitive advantages of bilingualism in Turkish-Dutch children with Specific Language Impairment).
  • 29th National Linguistics Conference, Kocaeli University, May 21-22, 2015 (Topic: The impact of epistemic modality on tense/aspect comprehension in Broca's aphasia).
  • 8th International Congress on Speech and Language Disorders, Uskudar University, May 18-19 (Topic:Linguistic and Cognitive Impairments in Aphasia: A comparison between fluent (Conduction) and nonfluent (Broca's) aphasia in Turkish)
  • Tense, Aspect and Modality in three populations: Typically Developing children, Children with SLI and individuals with Broca's Aphasia, 15th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Venice, Italy, September 19-24, 2014.
  • Understanding Counterfactuals: Understanding the relationship between linguistic provessing and executive functions, Workshop Language and Executive Functions, UvA, November 8.(talk)
  • The development of Language and Cognition in Children with Linguistic and Cognitive Challenges NIAS Workshop, Wassenaar, June 27, 2013. (talk)
  •  Executive Functions in SLI. COST Conference ISO804, Krakow, Poland, May 27-29, 2013.(talk)
  •  Specific Language Impairment in Turkish,7th Speech and Language Disorders Congress, Kocaeli, Turkey, May 3-5, 2013.(talk).
  • Time-Reference through verb inflection in Turkish children with Specific Language Impairment, GALA, Oldenburg, September 5-7, 2013. (poster)
  • Comprehension of if-conditionals at the morphosyntax-semantics interface in Turkish Broca's Aphasia, 14th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Brussels, Belgium, September 25-27, 2013. (talk)
  • The processing of Turkish counterfactuals in SLI: the role of executive functions. COST Action ISO804, Lisbon, Portugal, February 13, 2013 (talk)
  • The impact of Executive Functions on Verb Inflection in SLI: The processing of Tukish counterfactuals.International Conference on Specific Language Impairment: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Intervention, Warshaw, July 2012. (poster). 
  • Invited Talk, The relationship between the Linguistic Processing of Counterfactuals and Executive Functions in Specific Language Impairment, Languages in Contact (LinC) Colloquium Series, Radboud University, Nijmegen, September 18, 2012. 
  • Invited Talk, Counterfactuals and Executive Functions in Specific Language Impairment.  ANELA, Lunteren, May 9, 2012.
  • Invited Talk, Word order, time reference and case in Agrammatic Broca's Aphasia. Amsterdam Center for Language and Cognition, University of Amsterdam. November 18, 2011.
  • A new approach in diagnosing monolingual and bilingual children with Specific Language Impairment.  Turkish National Congress of Speech and Language Disorders, 6, Eskisehir, Turkey (talk) (Tekdilli ve Ikidilli Cocuklarda Ozgul Dil Bozuklugu Teshisinde Yeni Bir Yontem, 6. Ulusal Dil ve Konusma Bozukluklari Kongresi, Eskisehir, Turkiye), May 29, 2011.
  • Sentence Comprehension in Turkish Broca's Aphasia: An integration problem. The Science of Aphasia X, Antalya, Turkey, September 29, 2009 (poster).
  • Agrammatism in Turkish: Word Order, Time Reference and Case. Workshop Grammar and Aphasia: where theoretical, psycho-and neurolinguistics meet, Groningen, September18, 2009 (talk).
  • Time Reference through verb inflection in Turkish agrammatic aphasia. The Science of Aphasia, IX, Chalkidiki, Greece, September 22, 2008 (poster).
  • Invited Lecture, Inflectional Deficits in agrammatic aphasia, European Masters in Clinical Linguistics, University of Groningen. January 29, 2008.
  • Invited Lecture, Evaluation of the cross-linguistic data on aphasia. European Masters in Clinical Linguistics, University of Groningen.  March 4, 2008.
  • Time Referenceand Verb inflection in Turkish agrammaticaphasia.Retreat, Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN) Odoorn, April 3, 2008 (talk).
  • A remoteness model of time reference in agrammatic aphasia. Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN), Groningen, March 6, 2008 (talk).
  • Invited Talk, Nominative case in Turkish: when morhology fails in Broca'saphasia. Comprehension and production disorders workshop, Potsdam, Germany.July 6, 2007.
  • Invited Lecture, Origin of the problems with finite verbs:past tense and grammatical mood. European Masters in Clinical Linguistics, University of Groningen. February 13, 2007.
  • Object Scrambling and Finiteness in Turkish agrammatic production. 44th annual meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Victoria BC, Canada, October 15, 2006 (talk).
  • Invited Lecture, NP movement and verb inflection deficits in agrammatic aphasia:a comparison between Turkish and Dutch, Neurolinguistics III, University of Groningen. September 14, 2006.
  • Object scrambling and verb inflection in Turkish agrammatic production. Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN), Groningen, July 6, 2006 (poster).
  • Syntactic Movement in Turkish Agrammatic Production. The 43rd annual meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Amsterdam, October 24, 2005 (talk).
  • Object scrambling and Finiteness in Turkish agrammatic production. The Science of Aphasia 6, Heksinki, Finland, August 27, 2005 (poster).
  • Role of tense as finiteness and syntactic movement in Turkish agrammatc production. Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN), Groningen, February 3, 2005 (poster).
  • Relative clauses and Object scrambling in Turkish agrammatic production. The Science of Aphasia 5, Potsdam, Germany, September 18. 2004 (talk).
  • Sentence Production in Turkish agrammatic Aphasia: relative clauses and object scrambling. NWO summer school Language and Perception, Doorwerth, October 18,2004 (poster).

Teaching

I co-teach the following courses:

2015/2016

MA Language Acquisition

2014/2015

MA Language Acquisition

MA Second Language Acquisition

2013/2014

MA Language Disorders

MA Language Assessment in Clinical & Non-Clinical Settings

 

Supervision of Phd and MA students

I supervise the following PhD and MA theses:

  • PhD thesis, Dilber Kaçar-Kütükçü, 2014/2016,  Department of Speech and Language Pathology, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, 'Validity and Reliability Study of Turkish Sentence Repetition Test (LiTmus-Rep: Turkish) (with Prof. Dr. Seyhun Topbaş)
  • PhD thesis, Hazel Z. Kurada, 2015/2019, Department of Linguistics, Ankara University, Ankara, ' Language Impairments in Children and Adults' (with Prof. Dr. Ozgur Aydin).
  • MA thesis, Mandy Doree, 2014/2015, Research Masters Linguistics, UvA (topic: Acquisition of evidentiality in Dutch children) (with Prof. Dr. Jeannette Schaeffer)
  • MA thesis, Jojanneke Drapers, 2014/2015, MA General Linguistics, UvA (topic: Impact of epistemic certainty on comprehension of modals and adverbs in Dutch individuals with and without aphasia)
  • MA thesis, Hazel Zeynep Kurada, 2013/2015, Linguistics, Ankara University (topic: An online investigation of Tense/Aspect/Modality markers in Turkish Broca's aphasia) (with Prof. Dr. Özgür Aydın)
  • MA term papers Research Masters and General Linguistics, UvA, 2014/2015; 2015/2016  (and research proposals)
  • MA thesis, Elif Bamyacı, 2007/2008, Clinical Linguistics, University of Groningen (topic: Time-reference in Turkish Broca's Aphasia) (with Prof. Dr. Roelien Bastiaanse)

 

2016

  • Yarbay Duman, T. (2016). Using Evidential Stories to Assess Epistemic Inferencing in Bilingual People with Brain Injury. Brain Injury[details]
  • Yarbay Duman, T., & Topbaş, S. (2016). Epistemic Uncertainty: Turkish children with specific language impairment and their comprehension of tense and aspect. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 51(6), 732-744. DOI: 10.1111/1460-6984.12244 [details]
  • Koyuncu, E., Cam, P., Altinok, N., Calli, D. E., Yarbay Duman, T., & Ozgirgin, N. (2016). Speech and Language Therapy for Aphasia following Subacute Stroke. Neural Regeneration Research, 11(10), 1591-1594. DOI: 10.4103/1673-5374.193237 [details]
  • Kurada, H. Z., Aydin, O., & Yarbay Duman, T. (2016). The Impact of Epsitemic Modality on Broca's aphasia: Semantic Complexity (paper in Turkish: Broca Afazide Bilgisel Kiplik Etkisi: Anlambilimsel Karmasa). In Proceedings of 29th National Linguistics Congress. Kocaeli: Kocaeli University. [details]

2015

  • Yarbay Duman, T., Altınok, N., & Maviş, İ. (2015). Grammar and cognition: deficits comprehending counterfactuals in Turkish individuals with Broca’s aphasia. Aphasiology, 30(7), 841-861. DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2015.1076926 [details]
  • Yarbay Duman, T., Blom, E., & Topbaş, S. (2015). At the intersection of cognition and grammar: deficits comprehending counterfactuals in Turkish children with specific language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58(2), 410-421. DOI: 10.1044/2015_JSLHR-L-14-0054 [details]
  • Kurada, H. Z., Aydin, O., Turkyilmaz, M. D., & Yarbay Duman, T. (2015). Reference to the Past in Broca’s Aphasia: Inflectional and Semantic Complexity. Stem-, Spraak-, en Taalpathologie, 20(Supplement 1), 140-143. [details]

2014

  • Yarbay Duman, T., Kurada, H. Z., & Topbaş, S. (2014). Tense, Aspect, Modality in Three Populations: Typically Developing Children, Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and Individuals with Broca's Aphasia. Stem-, Spraak-, en Taalpathologie, 19/S1, 150-154. [details]

2013

  • Yarbay Duman, T., & Maviş, İ. (2013). Comprehension of If-Conditionals at the Morphosyntax-Semantics Interface in Turkish Broca's Aphasia. Stem-, Spraak-, en Taalpathologie, 18/S1, 174-178. [details] [PDF]

2011

  • Yarbay Duman, T., Altınok, N., Özgirgin, N., & Bastiaanse, R. (2011). Sentence comprehension in Turkish Broca's aphasia: an integration problem. Aphasiology, 25(8), 908-926. DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2010.550629 [details]
  • Bastiaanse, R., Bamyaci, E., Hsu, C-J., Lee, J., Yarbay Duman, T., & Thompson, C. K. (2011). Time reference in agrammatic aphasia: a cross-linguistic study. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 24(6), 652-673. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2011.07.001 [details]

2009

  • Yarbay Duman, T., & Bastiaanse, R. (2009). Time reference through verb inflection in Turkish agrammatic aphasia. Brain and language, 108(1), 30-39. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2008.09.009 [details]

2008

  • Yarbay Duman, T., Aygen, G., & Bastiaanse, R. (2008). The production of Turkish relative clauses in agrammatism: verb inflection and constituent order. Brain and language, 105(3), 149-160. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2007.11.001 [details]

2007

  • Yarbay Duman, T., Aygen, G., Özgirgin, N., & Bastiaanse, R. (2007). Object scrambling and finiteness in Turkish agrammatic production. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 20(4), 306-331. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2007.01.001 [details]

2006

  • Yarbay Duman, T., Aygen, G., Özgirgin, N., & Bastiaanse, R. (2006). Object scrambling and finiteness in Turkish agrammatic production. Brain and language, 99(1-2), 65-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2006.06.047 [details]

2005

  • Yarbay Duman, T., Aygen, G., & Bastiaanse, Y. R. M. (2005). Syntactic movement in Turkish agrammatic production. Brain and language, 95(1), 161-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2005.07.088 [details]

2010

  • Yarbay Duman, T., Altınok, N., Özgirgin, N., & Bastiaanse, R. (2010). Sentence Comprehension in Turkish Broca's Aphasia. In Proceedings of 10th Science of Aphasia, Antalya, Turkey. (pp. 120-124) [details]

2009

  • Yarbay Duman, T. (2009). Turkish agrammatic aphasia: word order, time reference and case. Afasiologie, 31, 5-6. [details]
  • Bastiaanse, R., Bamyaci, E., Hsu, C-J., Lee, J., Yarbay Duman, T., & Thompson, C. (2009). The Production and Comprehension of Grammatical Time Reference in Agrammatic Aphasia: A Cross Linguistic Study. In Program: Academy of Aphasia 47th Annual Meeting: Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 18-20, 2009. (pp. 134-136) [details]

2009

  • Yarbay Duman, T. (2009). Turkish Agrammatic Aphasia. Word Order, Time Reference and Case Groningen [details]

Prijs

  • Yarbay Duman, T. (2011): Identifying Specific Language Impairment in Monolingual and Bilingual Children: Executive Functions and Linguistic Processing.
  • Yarbay Duman, T. (2004): Talent Award, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
  • Yarbay Duman, T. (2004): Turkish Agrammatic Aphasia: Word Order, Time Reference and Case.
  • Yarbay Duman, T. (2003): Socrates Scholarship, Neurolinguistics Department, Potsdam University, Germany.
  • Yarbay Duman, T. (2001): Asude Zeynep Kinay Success Award, English Linguistics Department, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Spreker

  • Yarbay Duman, T. (speaker), , (speaker) & , (speaker) (17-5-2015): Dilbilgisel ve Bilişsel Bozukluklar: Türkçe Konuşan Akıcı ve Tutuk Afazili Bireylerin Karşılaştırılması, 8th National Speech and Language Disorders Congress = 8. Ulusal Dil ve Konuşma Bozuklukları Kongresi, Istanbul.
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