ISSN:2667-5641

REFLECTIONS OF LANGUAGE SIMPLIFICATION AND ACADEMY DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN 1967-1970 TO THE JOURNAL OF TURKISH CULTURA


The process of civilization change affected the Turkish society's language profoundly and permanently, since it remains in between Islamic civilization and Western civilization. During the westernization process, rather than the words that are introduced to our language, evaluation of Arabic and Farsi words within the scope of simplification/nativisation, brought an eliminiation process under the guise of nativisation. Between 1967 and 1970, works of the people evaluating the nativisation under the name of "Pure Turkish" within the frame of "revolution" and the people claiming that they are serving to the "national language" by defending the "living Turkish" are evaluated. “Pure Turkish” advocates claimed that they saved Turkish from the influence of foreign languages while producing words without recognizing any rules. The mistake in this situation: Attempts to replace Arabic and Persian words used in Ottoman Turkish with French, Latin or English, can be seen. It is also noteworthy that trying to save Turkish from the influence of a foreign language and putting it under the yoke of another foreign language was presented as “purification." As in this contrast, many remarkable expressions have been described and presented under various titles.


Keywords


simplification, Language Academy, Journal of Turkish Culture Researches, Pure Turkish, Living Turkish

Yazar : Ümit YEGEN - Mehmet ÖZDEMİR
Sayfa Sayısı: 1603-1623
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/TurkishStudies.23506
Tam Metin:
Turkish Studies - Language and Literature
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