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Turkish Language Association published the 11th edition of Turkish Dictionary in 2011. Since the publishing of the first edition in 1945, the Turkish Dictionary has been continuously updated with regards to the developments in the language. Within this context, the question posed is whether one can observe how gender roles are formed in Turkey by looking at the changes in the definitions and in the newly added metaphorical meanings of the words "woman" and "man" over the last century?
To what extent do cultural and social codes feed everyday language and how is everyday language shaped by the language of power? Where do our social codes come from? What were the social codes of our mothers, fathers, grandparents and what has been taught to them? How much of these codes have they transferred to us, how much are we transferring to the future generations?
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