Işıl Erduyan

Assistant Professor
+90 212 359 4612

Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2015.
M.A., Foreign Language Education, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2004.
B.A., Foreign Language Education, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1999.

Research Interests: 

Multilingualism, identity, migration, urban linguistic repertoires, youth linguistic repertoires, interaction analysis, linguistic ethnography, qualitative methodologies in applied linguistics, subjectivity.




Erduyan, I. (2019). Multilingual Construction of Identity: German-Turkish Students in Berlin. Fulda University CINTEUS-Center for Intercultural and European Studies Publications. Hannover: Ibidem Verlag. ISBN: 9783838212012


Erduyan, I., Bektaş-Yüksel, S. & Şentürk, H. (forthcoming). Language teachers' responses to Multilingual Classroom: A Linguistic Ideological Perspective. BUJE-Boğaziçi Journal of Education.

Erduyan, I. (2022). Göç ve Dil (Migration and Language). MSGSÜ Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, 26, 625-642.

Erduyan, I. & Bozer, E. M. (2022). Ideological becoming through study abroad: Multilingual Japanese students in Turkey. Linguistics and Education, 71.

Erduyan, I. (2022). The scale of modernity in the heritage language classroom. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 21(4).

Erduyan, I. (2021). The scalar diversity in the Turkish Heritage Language classroom. Linguistic Minorities in Europe

Erduyan, I. (2020). Multilingual subjectivity in linguistic ethnographic fieldwork. Türkisch-Deutsche Studien: Jahrbuch 2020. 107-124.

Erduyan, I. (2019). “I mean I like English even better than Turkish”: English-speaking German-Turkish students as multilingual transnationals. Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 5(2), 255-268

Erduyan, I., Werbińska, D., Yakışık, B. Y., Ekiert, M., Guerra, L. (2018). The impact of mobility on language teacher identity: Turkish, Polish and Portuguese perspectives. Konińskie Studia Językowe [Konin Language Studies], 6(3), 349-371.

Erduyan, I. (2017). Shifting timescales in peer group interactions: A multilingual classroom perspective. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 11(3), 219-229.

Erduyan, I. (2014). Competing discourses in the classroom: Turkish instruction in BerlinBILIG-Journal of Social Sciences of the Turkish World, 70, 153-180.


Bayyurt, Y. & Erduyan, I. (forthcoming). A sociolinguistic profile of Turkey, Northern Cyprus and other Turkic States in Central Asia. Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics Around the World (2nd Ed.). Routledge.

Erduyan, I. & Bayyurt, Y. (forthcoming). Multilingualism with English. TESOL Encyclopedia Online.

Erduyan, I. (2020). Contemporary urban Turkey-Turkish in the German-Turkish classroom. In F. Bayram (ed.), Studies in Turkish as a Heritage Language (pp.267-285). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Erduyan, I. (2019) Theoretical issues in identity in ELT classroom interaction research. In G. Ekşi, L. Guerra, D. Werbinska, and Y. Bayyurt (eds.), Handbook of Teacher Education Research (pp. 225-240). Evora, Portugal: Evora University Publications.

Erduyan, I. (2015). Etnografi [Etnography]. In Y. Bayyurt & N. Seggie. (Eds.) Nitel Araştırma: Yöntem, Teknik, Analiz ve Yaklaşımlar [Qualitative Research: Methods, Techniques, Analyses, and Approaches] (pp. 82-104). Istanbul: Anı Yayıncılık. 

Research Projects: 

PI, Contemporary Linguistic Diversity in İstanbul, BU SUP,  2019-2022 (Grant no: 19D06SUP2)


FLED 696 The Social Turn in Bilingualism and Multilingualism Studies

FLED 699 Analyzing Multilingual Interaction

Theses Directed: 



Hasret Saygı “Everyday Interactions between Local and Refugee Women in a Turkish Town: Identity Construction and Negotiation” (co-advisor). *BU Best Dissertation in Social Sciences  Award*



Uğur Çakıroğlu "Heritage Language Ideologies: Speakers' Perspectives"

Mervenur Çetin "Turkish Digital Linguaculture: Intertextual Practices of a Facebook Community"


Elanur Sönmez "Investigating Agency in Discourse:Multilingual Iranian Immıgrants in İstanbul"

Emre Murat Bozer "Linguistic Ethnography in a Multilingual Workplace: The Japanese Language Office at an English Medium State University in Turkey"

Merve Özçelik "Linguistic Construction of Oral Narratives in Turkish: Women's Stories of Survival and Power"

Özge Deniz "Linguistic Construction of Translocal Identites: Multilingual Ugandans in İstanbul"