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This article provides a first overview of some striking grammatical structures in Türk İş aret Dili (Turkish Sign Language, TID), the sign language used by the Deaf community in Turkey. The data are described with a typological perspective in mind, focusing on aspects of TID grammar that are typologically unusual across sign languages. After giving an overview of the historical, sociolinguistic and educational background of TID and the language community using this sign language, five domainsdoi:10.1075/sll.6.1.04zes fatcat:acy3oeclz5ge3mn5iewqf7bqme