Projects

Funded research projects:



  • Turkish Sign Language Dictionary. Project supported by the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policy. 5 months, 2016 600K TL (~$200,000) Completed.

  • Turkish Sign Language grammar. Project supported by the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policy. 1,5M TL (~$500,000) Completed.

  • Space, cognition, and language: Location, motion, and existence. Project supported by TÜBİTAK Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad - Purdue University (BIDEB 2219) (12 months; $30,000) Completed.

  • COST-TÜBİTAK Projesi (Prof. Sumru Ozsoy, Dr. Asli Goksel, Dr. Meltem Kelepir, Dr. Engin Arik): İşaret dilleri kaynak dilbilgisi modeli: Türk İşaret Dili ışığında işaret dizgelerini betimleme ve çözümleme yöntemleri (COST IS1006: Unraveling the grammars of European sign languages: pathways to full citizenship" October 2011 (approved) Jan 15, 2012 – present, 3 years, 2012-2015, 343,000 TL (~$196,000) Completed.

  • Space, cognition, and language. Project supported by Isik University Scientific Research Projects (BAP-12A103). Jan 2012 - Jan 2013; 15,000 TL (~$8,500). Completed.

  • Spatial language: Insights from sign and spoken languages. My dissertation project at Purdue University. Completed. At proquest, At Purdue.



Book projects:


●    Dikyuva, H., Makaroğlu, B., & Arik, E. (2017). Turkish Sign Language Grammar. Ankara: Ministry of Family and Social Policies.

●    Dikyuva, H., Makaroğlu, B., & Arık, E. (2015). Türk İşaret Dili Dilbilgisi Kitabı ve Model Sözlük [Turkish Sign Language Grammar Book and an exemplary dictionary]. Ankara. (The first grammar book on Turkish Sign Language. Supported by The Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policies. Officially recognized!) book

●    Current directions in Turkish Sign Language research 2013. Editor. (Catalogued currently by more than 400 libraries including National Library of Scotland, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Carleton, Victoria University of Wellington, Emory, British Columbia, Texas-Austin, Chicago, Purdue, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Alberta, Delaware, Northern Colorado, Hamburg, Georgetown, RIT)

●    Ellerle Konuşmak: Türk İşaret Dili Çalışmaları [Studies on Turkish Sign Language]. 2016. Editor. (Catalogued by Harvard, Princeton, and NYU so far)

●    New research into applied linguistics and language learning. 2013. Editor. (Catalogued by the National Library of Turkey so far)

●    New research into language teaching, learning and assessment. 2015. Editor. (Catalogued by the National Library of Turkey so far)

●    A crosslinguistic study of the language of space: Sign and spoken languages.2010. (Catalogued by more than 700 libraries, e.g., university libraries such as MIT, Princeton, Yale, Chicago, Stanford, Purdue, RIT, Columbia, Cornell, Cambridge, Oxford, Amsterdam, ETH Zurich, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, McGill, Toronto, Melbourne, Hong Kong,  as well as Library of Congress, the British Library, National Library of Sweden, and so on)


Corpus/Corpora projects:

  • Attitudes toward English as the language of instruction among Turkish college students. Project by B. T. Arik & E. Arik. Participants over 1,000 students studying psychology (universe 15,000, representation 6%) Current stage: Analysis.
  • Job advertisements in Turkey. Corpus run by B. T. Arik & E. Arik. A collection of all online job advertisements supported by Turkish daily newspapers since January 2014. Corpus contains over 200,000 job descriptions. Current stage: Coding ongoing. 
  • Movies at theatres in Istanbul. Corpus run by B. T. Arik & E. Arik. A collection of information about all movies at theatres in Istanbul since October 2013. Corpus contains information about 1,300 movies. Current stage: Preliminary analysis conducted.
  • Headlines in daily Turkish newspapers. Corpus run by B. T. Arik & E. Arik. A collection of snippets of headlines from daily Turkish newspapers (the first 5 widely circulated national newspapers) since October 2013. Corpus contains 1,000,000 headlines and snippets. Current stage: Coding started.
  • Color terms in Turkish and English. Experimental and corpus study.
  • Locatives and existentials in Turkish and English. Experimental and corpus study.

I am currently interested in 
  • Space-time-language-cognition from a typological perspective
  • Basic linguistics research
  • Applied linguistics
  • Higher education
  • Bibliometrics of social sciences and humanities
  • Conceptualization and other wonders