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A model for reference grammars of sign languages: Methods of analysis and description of sign systems in the light of Turkish Sign Language” is a three-year project funded by TÜBİTAK (grant no. 111K314; 2012-2015). The aim of the project is to investigate the concepts, categories, rules and methods for writing a descriptive reference grammar of Turkish Sign Language (TİD). The project was part of COST IS1006 (2011-2015), “Unraveling the grammars of European sign languages: Pathways to full citizenship of deaf signers and to the protection of their linguistic heritage.

Project team: A. Sumru Özsoy, Aslı Göksel, Meltem Kelepir, Engin Arık, Derya Nuhbalaoğlu, Emre Hakgüder, Hüner Kaşıkara, Zehra Gül Yiğit, Elvan Tamyürek Özparlak.

We would like to thank TÜBİTAK, Central Office of Turkish Deaf Association and Boğaziçi University Language Center for their support.