Linguistics Department

ASL 311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

40836 • Ramont, Franky
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM CLA 4.222
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This course focuses on developing Intermediate-High to Advanced-Low proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines. This course covers additional grammatical topics (e.g., rhetorical questions and conditionals, use of the signing space for indicating grammatical relationships, and strategies for negating propositions). Vocabulary building focuses on learning multiple signs that could correspond with single words in English. As such, comparisons between ASL and English will figure more prominently in this course, in order to emphasize differences across the two languages while also pointing out areas of English influence on ASL. Complex issues within Deaf Culture (e.g., cochlear implants and eugenics ) are dicussed.


ASL 350 • Deaf Culture

40838 • Simmons, David
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM SZB 240
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This ASL350 Deaf Culture course will focus on topics in the culture of Deaf people including studies of their beliefs, practices and language. The recognition that Deaf people have a culture is a recent phenomenon. Prior to this Deaf people were considered physically disabled, and handicapped, their community held together by nothing more than their
deafness. Deaf people were thought to be clannish, suspicious, and deviant. Because this attitude still dominates the thinking of hearing people and the medical professionals, it is necessary to expose students to the fact that what defines and holds Deaf people together is their culture, not their disability. Also this course provides a thorough analysis of the development of Deaf culture in America. Topics include: Education of the D/deaf. Deaf films. Deaf social. Preservation of American Sign Language. Technology. Services in the Deaf community. Cochlear implantation. The student's acculturation process is facilitated by active participation and/or observation in the Austin Deaf community.

In this Deaf Culture class, there are 5 main segments MOLED.  An acronym for:
● Medical
● Oppression
● Language
● Education
● Deafhood


ASL 357 • Undergraduate Research

40840
(also listed as LIN 357, PSY 357)
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Supervised research experience.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, American Sign Language 601D with a grade of at least B, and consent of instructor.

Offered on the letter-grade basis only. May be repeated for credit.


ASL 601D • American Sign Language I: Beg

40805 • White, Deborah
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM CLA 0.104
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This course focuses on developing comprehension and production skills in order to achieve Novice-High proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines*. Students work on developing perceptual, attentional, manual, and non-manual skills necessary to learn ASL. The course introduces the student to vocabulary and grammar for elementary interactions, exchanging personal information, talking about surroundings, giving directions, and describing various activities. Elementary concepts concerning Deaf culture (e.g., values and social norms) are also introduced.


ASL 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

40820 • Simmons, David
Meets TTH 9:30AM-12:30PM CLA 4.222
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This course focuses on developing Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines. The course covers more complex grammatical structures (e.g., use of classifier constructions and grammatical non-manual signals such as referential shift) and vocabulary items (e.g., the ASL numbering system including numeral incorporation and lexicalized fingerspelling). Students develop skills for engaging in conversations and discussions in ASL, and much focus is placed on interactive activities with peers on topics such as family and occupations, describing routines and activities, and making requests. Students continue to learn about Deaf Culture and the Deaf community (e.g., historical events and important figures in the community).


ASL 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

40830 • Wynne, Michael
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM CLA 4.222
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This course focuses on developing Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines. The course covers more complex grammatical structures (e.g., use of classifier constructions and grammatical non-manual signals such as referential shift) and vocabulary items (e.g., the ASL numbering system including numeral incorporation and lexicalized fingerspelling). Students develop skills for engaging in conversations and discussions in ASL, and much focus is placed on interactive activities with peers on topics such as family and occupations, describing routines and activities, and making requests. Students continue to learn about Deaf Culture and the Deaf community (e.g., historical events and important figures in the community).


ASL 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

40825 • Ramont, Franky
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM CBA 4.344
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This course focuses on developing Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines. The course covers more complex grammatical structures (e.g., use of classifier constructions and grammatical non-manual signals such as referential shift) and vocabulary items (e.g., the ASL numbering system including numeral incorporation and lexicalized fingerspelling). Students develop skills for engaging in conversations and discussions in ASL, and much focus is placed on interactive activities with peers on topics such as family and occupations, describing routines and activities, and making requests. Students continue to learn about Deaf Culture and the Deaf community (e.g., historical events and important figures in the community).


ASL 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

40837 • White, Deborah
Meets MWF 2:00PM-4:00PM CLA 4.222
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This course focuses on developing Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines. The course covers more complex grammatical structures (e.g., use of classifier constructions and grammatical non-manual signals such as referential shift) and vocabulary items (e.g., the ASL numbering system including numeral incorporation and lexicalized fingerspelling). Students develop skills for engaging in conversations and discussions in ASL, and much focus is placed on interactive activities with peers on topics such as family and occupations, describing routines and activities, and making requests. Students continue to learn about Deaf Culture and the Deaf community (e.g., historical events and important figures in the community).


ASL 610D • American Sign Language II: Beg

40835 • Wynne, Michael
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM BUR 130
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This course focuses on developing Intermediate-Low to Intermediate-Mid proficiency following ACTFL speaking guidelines. The course covers more complex grammatical structures (e.g., use of classifier constructions and grammatical non-manual signals such as referential shift) and vocabulary items (e.g., the ASL numbering system including numeral incorporation and lexicalized fingerspelling). Students develop skills for engaging in conversations and discussions in ASL, and much focus is placed on interactive activities with peers on topics such as family and occupations, describing routines and activities, and making requests. Students continue to learn about Deaf Culture and the Deaf community (e.g., historical events and important figures in the community).