Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1923

The effect of modifying spelling rules on the Orthography Education

Rasit Koc
  • Rasit Koc
  • Department of Turkish Education, YuzuncuYil University, Van, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 24 December 2013
  •  Accepted: 22 July 2014
  •  Published: 23 August 2014



The current study examined four different orthography guides prepared by Turkish Language Society between 1996 and 2012. These orthography guides included different spellings in words with capital letters, compound words, abbreviations, and some other words. The spelling differences defined were analyzed in groups. Different spelling preferences in abbreviations were presented in a table. The issues that these orthographic modifications may involve in Turkish language teaching were discussed. The orthography unity in words and abbreviations was emphasized and what to do in order to provide unity was put forward in conclusion and suggestions section. 


Key words: Turkish Language Society (TLS), Turkish Language, orthography, grammar rules.