|Name of the country/area||Turkey|
|Formal name of the country/area||Republic of Turkey|
|Country/area information||The World Factbook (CIA)|
Indigenous signs for "Turkey"
Illustrations in the literature
"Turkey" (In: Japanese Federation of the Deaf ed. Supervisor: Hedberg, Tomas. 2003. Country name-signs. Helsinki, Finland: World Federation of the Deaf. 88.)
Extinct sign languages:
Population of Deaf/deaf people
Legal status of sign languages
Organizations and associations of the Deaf/deaf
Institutes, associations and universities for sign language studies
Education for the deaf
Deaf communities and cultures
Religious activities by the Deaf
Famous Deaf persons and hearing persons concerned with sign languages
Sign language dictionaries
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Tasçı, Süleyman Sabri and Aslı Göksel. 2016. The Structural Correlates Of Grammatical Dichotomies: Native Compounds In TİD. Oral presentation at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 12).
Camgöz, Necati Cihan, Ahmet Alp Kındıroğlu, Serpil Karabüklü, Meltem Kelepir, Ayşe Sumru Özsoy and Lale Akarun. 2016. BosphorusSign: A Turkish Sign Language Recognition Corpus in Health and Finance Domains. LREC 2016, Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Portorož, Slovenia, 28 May 2016.
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Kubus, Okan. 2014. Discourse-based annotation of relative clause constructions in Turkish Sign Language (TİD): A case study. Presentation at the 6th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Beyond the manual channel (LREC 2014, Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation), 31 May 2014)
Panda, Sibaji and Hasan Dikyuva. 2013. Subtractive numerals in two village sign languages. Poster presentation at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR11)
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Sumer, Beyza, Inge Zwitserlood, Pamela Perniss and Asli Özyürek 2013. Revisiting modality effects in children’s acquisition of spatial language: Insights from Turkish and Turkish Sign Language. Oral presentation at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR11)
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Dikyuva, Hasan and H. Dilsiz. 2011. Endangered Languages Documentation Programme: Mardin Sign Language in Turkey. Paper presented at SIGN5 conference, Gazi University, Ankara, 21-23 Octover.
Dikyuva, Hasan and H. Dilsiz. 2010. Mardin Sign Language. In : Panda, S. ed. Sign Languages in Village Communities. Ishara Signed Publications No.2. Nijmegen: Ishara Press.
Gokgoz, Kadir. 2010. What negative polar questions can teach us about the C domain for Turkish Sign Language. Poster session at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 10).
Kubus, Okan. 2010. Relative Clauses in Turkish Sign Language (TID). Poster session at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 10).
Ozyurek, Asli, Zwitserlood, Inge and Pamela M. Perniss. 2010. Locative expressions in signed languages: A view from Turkish Sign Language (TID). In : Linguistics, 48(5)
Dikyuva, Hasan and H. Dilsiz. 2009. An extended "deaf" family in Turkey. In : Panda, S. ed. Sign Languages in Village Communities. (Ishara Signed Publications No.2) Nijmegen, Ishara Press.
GÖksel, Asli, Meltem Kelepir and Asli Üntak-Tarhan. 2009. Interrogatives in Turkish Sign Language: the specific functions of head tilt, head shake and head nod. Presented at the Workshop on Non-Manuals in Sign Languages, Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M., April 2009.
Aran, Oya, Ismail Ari, Lale Akarun, Erinc Dikici, Siddika Parlak, Murat Saraclar, Pavel Campr, Marek Hruz. 2008. Speech and sliding text aided sign retrieval from hearing impaired sign news video. In : Journal of Multimodal User Interfaces. 2. 117-131.
Arik, Engin. 2008. Locative constructions in Turkish Sign Language (TID). In: R.M. de Quadros ed. Sign Languages: spinning and unraveling the past, present, and future. TISLR9, the Theoretical Issues in Sign Languages Research Conference. Editoar Arara Azul: Petropolis/RJ, Brazil.
Batir, Betül. 2008. An historical overview of development of the education of deaf, mute, and blind children in Turkey. International Review of Turkology 1 (2): 17-24.
Kubus, Okan. 2008. An analysis of Turkish Sign Language phonology and morphology. Diploma Thesis, Middle East Technical University, Ankara.
Perniss, Pamela and Aslı Özyürek 2008. Representations of action, motion, and location in sign space: A comparison of German (DGS) and Turkish (TİD) Sign Language narratives. In : Signs of the time. Selected papers from TISLR8. 2004 Humburg. Signum.
Aran, Oya, Ari I., Guvensan A., Haberdar H., Kurr Z., Turkmen I., Uyar A., Akarun L. 2007. June 11-13. A database of non-manual signs in Turkish Sign Language. In : Signal Processing and Communications Applications, 2007. SIU 2007. IEEE 15th. 1-4.
Arik, Engin and Marina Milkovic. 2007. Perspective taking strategies in Turkish Sign Language and Croatian Sign Language. In: R. Shields ed. LSO Working Papers in Linguistics 7: Proceedings of WIGL 2007. 17-31.
Arik, Engin. 2006. Locative Constructions in Turkish Sign Language (TID). Presentation at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 9 (TISLR9)
Arik, Engin and Marie A. Nadolske. November, 2006. Conceptualization of Space in Turkish Sign Language (TID). Paper presented at 8th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language at UCSD, November 3-5. 2006, La Jolla, CA.
Girgin, M. Cem. 2006. History of higher education provision for the deaf in Turkey and current applications at the Anadolu University. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology 5 (3) Article 2.
Polat, Filiz. 2006. The Turkish standardization of the Meadow-Kendall Social-Emotional Assessment Inventories for deaf and hearing-impaired students. In: American Annals of the Deaf 151 (1). 32-41.
Selim, Kumur B. 2006. Deaf people at the Ottoman Court. In: Gary L. Albrecht eds. Encyclopedia of Disability, I. 353. Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage.
Zeshan, Ulrike and Hasan Dikuva. 2006. Türk Isaret Dili. Birinci Seviye. [Turkish Sign Language, First level]. Video and print package. Istanbul: Türkiye Isitme Engelliler Milli Federasyonu.
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Sari Hakan. 2005. An analysis of the relationship between identity patterns of Turkish deaf adolescents and the communication methods used in special residential schools for the hearing impaired and deaf. In : Deafness and Education International. 7: 206-222.
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Kargin, Tevhide. 2004. Effectiveness of a family-focused Early Intervention Program in the education of children with hearing impairments living in rural areas. In : International Journal of Disability, Development & Education. 51: 401-418.
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Albayrak, Mukremin. 2003. (May 24) Hearing-impaired listen to Friday sermon in Sign Language.
Arik, Engin. 2003. Spatial Representations in Turkish and Sign Language of Turkey (TID). Unpublished MA thesis, University of Amsterdam.
International Blue Crescent. 2003. IBC (International Blue Crescent) develops the Turkish Sign Language for the Hearing Impaired.
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History of sign language research
|Middle East (general)||Middle East (general)|
|Arabian Peninsula||Bahrain | Kuwait | Oman | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | UAE | Yemen|
|Levant||Israel | Jordan | Lebanon | Syria|
|Areas and others||Palestine|