The 16th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics September 18-21, 2012 - Ankara, TURKEY 16. Uluslararası Türk Dilbilim Kurultayı 18-21 Eylül, 2012 - Ankara, TÜRKİYE © Middle East Technical University, Department of Foreign Language Education, Ankara Turkey Keynote Speakers Marcel Erdal  [Summary of talk] (Hacettepe University, Institute of Turkish Studies) Lars Johanson  [Summary of talk] (University of Mainz, Seminar für Orientkunde, Turkic Languages) Jaklin Kornfilt  [Summary of talk] (Syracuse University, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics) Sumru Özsoy  [Summary of talk] (Boğaziçi University, Department of Western Languages & Literatures) Carol Pfaff  [Summary of talk] (Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institut für Nordamerikastudien) Abdurishid Yakup  [Summary of talk] (Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Goethe University Frankfurt, Altaic/Turkic Studies in the frame of Empirical Linguistics; Minzu University of China, Beijing) ©The background map is used by the permission of Jost Gippert  TÜRKÇE