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The Turkish Language Association published the 11th edition of the Turkish Dictionary in 2011. Since the release of the first edition in 1945, the Turkish Dictionary has undergone continuous updates to reflect developments in the language. In this context, the question arises: Can we observe how gender roles have evolved in Turkey by examining the changes in the definitions and the newly added metaphorical meanings of the words 'woman' and 'man' over the last century?

To what extent do cultural and social codes influence everyday language, and how does everyday language reflect the language of power? Where do our social codes originate? What were the social codes of our mothers, fathers, and grandparents, and what was imparted to them? How much of these codes have they passed on to us, and how much are we transmitting to future generations?"

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