Beyza Sumer

Postdoctoral Researcher
Faculty of Arts
Centre for Language Studies

Fields of interest:

Language acquisition, Sign Language, Gesture, Spatial Language.

Recent publications:

B.Sumer, A. Ozyurek
A first study on the development of spatial viewpoint in sign language acquisition: The case of Turkish Sign Language.
In N. Ketrez, A. Kuntay, A. Ozyurek, & S. Ozcaliskan (Eds.), Cognitive and Environmental Contributions to Language Development: Essays in Honor of Ayhan Aksu-Koc. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (in press).

B. Sumer, C. Grabitz, A. Küntay
Early produced signs are iconic: Evidence from Turkish Sign Language.
In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2017) (pp. 3273-3278). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, 2017.

G. Ortega, B. Sumer, A. Ozyurek
Type of iconicity matters in the vocabulary development of signing children.
Developmental Psychology, 53(1), 89-99. doi:10.1037/dev0000161, 2017.

B. Sumer
Scene-setting and reference introduction in sign and spoken languages: What does modality tell us?
In B. Haznedar, & F. N. Ketrez (Eds.), The acquisition of Turkish in childhood (pp. 193-220). Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2016.