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Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgical Science The Acquisition of Albanian as a Second Language by Children of Turkish Nationality in Kosovo [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2020; 4(1): 1-13 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2019.07379

The Acquisition of Albanian as a Second Language by Children of Turkish Nationality in Kosovo

Rrahman Paçarizi, Djellza Tufa
Department of Albanian Language, University of Pristina, Pristina, Kosovo

Second language acquisition is one of the central topics in applied linguistics. It is becoming of a a great interest at the era of technology, when children are exposed to different languages alongside their mother tongue. Prizren is one of the cities in Kosovo consisted of mixed population, where Albanian, Turks, Bosnians and Serbs cohabit. Since Albanian population is dominant, children of different ethnic backgrounds are following schools in Albanian language despite the fact that there are schools in their own native languages. Over a period of 30 days, we observed 10 children and extracted the necessary statistics pertaining to our topic. It is worth to mention that the observed children belonged to economically well situated families, with highly educated parents. We observed that the main problems in aqcuiring Albanian language for children of Turkish ethnic background was strong influence of Turkish on grammatical features, since Turkish has different grammar system in comparison with Indo-European languages where Albanian language belongs to. Also, the huge number of borrowings from Turkish into Albanian influenced the use of such a borrowings by Turkish children, while paying efforts to acquire Albanian language.

Keywords: Language acquisition, Children, Second language, Albanian, Turkish, Borrowings, Grammar

Rrahman Paçarizi, Djellza Tufa. The Acquisition of Albanian as a Second Language by Children of Turkish Nationality in Kosovo. ALRJournal. 2020; 4(1): 1-13

Corresponding Author: Rrahman Paçarizi, Kosovo
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