Study on the Use of Social Media and its Reflections on Turkish Regarding Language Teaching
Assist. Prof. Dr. Mesut Bulut

The way of communication has developed on social media, an environment where informal education occurs, and the social media language or social media Turkish which has emerged as a result of this communication is an important subject which needs to be discussed in terms of Turkish teaching. The reflections of the use of social media on Turkish in today’s information age and in light of scientific and technological developments are an undeniable fact. Therefore, it has been revealed that social media tools such as facebook, twitter, myspace, skype, youtube, blogs, search engines, electronic dictionaries and encyclopaedias, forums, dating sites and social communication and sharing platforms have an effect on the syntax and punctuation of Turkish and these effects damage the development of Turkish in terms of language and writing unity. Therefore, what should be done by both individuals and society in order to minimise the negative effects of social media has been determined and also use of language on social media and current problems of Turkish have been pointed out by making use of these remarks and some suggestions have been made. Finally, the aim of this study is to make contributions to Turkish and Turkish teaching.

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