One of the oldest Resources of Anatolian and Rumanian Dialects:
(53rd Annual Meeting of the PIAC, St. Petersburg 2010)
The researches on Anatolian and Rumanian dialects which commenced in mid-19th century, has made a considerable progress both in quality and quantity correspondingly with the development of universities. The information about Anatolian and Rumenian dialects was limited during the first century of Turkish dialect studies. Most of these studies were based on the researches conducted by the foreign scholars. In addition to these foreign originated studies, we can count some grammar books containing information related to dialects. These grammar books are of importance since they indicate the agelong change process of dialects. This paper evaluates the information about Anatolian and Rumenian dialects which are found in the grammar books written before the first quarter of 20th century.