College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Esra Predolac

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Critical Languages Consortium Coordinator, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Lecturer, Turkish
Lecturer, German
Primary office:
785-864-2358
Wescoe Hall
Room 2123
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


Ph.D., Cornell

Research Areas: Syntax and its interfaces, Clausal complements, Nominalizations, Embedded root phenomena, Extraposition, Second Language Acquisition

Courses Recently Taught

  • Elementary Turkish I, II
  • Intermediate Turkish I, II
  • Advanced Readings in Turkish I, II

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • “Bare CPs and Bare Object NPs in Turkish.” Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis 6 (SinFonIJA6) Proceedings (Forthcoming);
  • Ed. with A. Joseph. Proceedings of the 9th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL9). Cambridge, MA: MITWPL. 2015;
  • “Embedded Root Phenomena in Turkish.” NE Linguistic Society (NELS) 43 Proceedings. 2014;
  • “A Paratactic Analysis of Ki-clauses in Turkish.” Arizona Linguistics Circle 6 Proceedings. U. of Arizona. 2013;
  • Ed., with W. Browne, A. Cooper, et al. Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 18: The Second Cornell Meeting 2009. Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Publications, U. of Michigan. 2011.

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Diversity

Our Statement on Diversity in support of Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk and the University of Kansas Black Student Union’s efforts to combat racism.
The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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