Fields of interest
Syntactic theory, morphology, Turkish linguistics, teaching of Turkish as a second language
PhD in Linguistics with a major in Syntactic Theory and a minor in Cognitive Science, 2013, The University of Arizona
Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Turkish Studies
- Key, G. & Tat, D. 2015. Structural variation in Turkish complex predicates. In Zeyrek, D. Sağın-Şimşek, Ç., Ataş, U. and Rehbein, J. (eds), Ankara Papers in Turkish and Turkic Linguistics (Turcologica 104), pp. 121-131. Wiesbaden: Harrossowitz Verlag.
- Tat, D. 2013. Word syntax of nominal compounds: internal and aphasiological evidence from Turkish, PhD dissertation, The University of Arizona.
- Tat, 2011. APs as reduced relatives: the case of ‘bir’ in (some) varieties of Turkic. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 62, pp. 301-315.
- Turkish as a foreign and heritage language
- Media Turkish
- Academic Turkish
Grants and awards
- Graduate College Fellowship, The University of Arizona (2010, 2013)
- Arizona Board of Regents Dissertation Grant, Graduate College, The University of Arizona (2012)
- Raphael and Jolene Research Travel Grant, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs, The University of Arizona (2012)
- Dr. Malakeh Taleghani Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Iranian Studies, The University of Arizona (2011)
- Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Fellowship, The University of Arizona (2006-2007)
- Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assitant Award, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Arizona (2009)