Linguistics Department

ASL 311D • Am Sign Lang III: Intermed-Wb

40240 • Parker, Erica
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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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 311D • Am Sign Lang III: Intermed-Wb

40245 • Lovitch, Rebecca
Meets TTH 5:30PM-7:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
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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 326 • Sign Langs & Sign Communs-Wb

40250 • Lindeberg, Dag
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
CD (also listed as LIN 350)
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Examines grammar of sign languages, how signed languages are acquired,
and variation within signing communities with a focus on American Sign
Language. We will look at sign language planning and policies,
different kind of signing communities, and origins of sign languages
both inside and outside the US. The course is taught in American Sign
Language and interpreted in English. Knowledge of American Sign
Language is not required.

This course may be counted toward the fulfillment of ASL minor requirements.

May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language
requirement for any bachelor's degree.

Linguistics 350 (Topic: Language, Cognition, & Rhythm) and 350 (Topic
7)may not both be counted.

Prerequisite: Varies with the topic. Additional prerequisite:
Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Taught online during scheduled times.

ASL 350 • Amer Sign Language Lit-Wb

40255 • Parker, Erica
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM • Internet; Synchronous
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The course is designed to expand conversational skills using the ASL Literature in ASL to ASL approach. The goals are to further refine competence in and performance of all grammatical features. Language activities and cross-cultural discussions may be part of the course. Further activities may include, but are not limited to, linguistic aspects of ASL, storytelling specifically the use of role-shifts and classifiers, stories on current events and strategic interactions. ASL Literature will include ASL literature genre, ASL poetry, Fictional, Non-Fiction, Video - group discussion, Open discussions may be encouraged to explore issues and how best to conduct oneself in given situations. Panel discussions may be administered on given topics, such as Culture (Deaf vs. Hearing), Perspective (ASL, Sign Contact, Literature genres) and History (Deaf President Now, Tent City, Past and Present history).  We will cover some genres that our Deaf community value and use often in their daily lives throughout the past several decades!  This means the class will focus mostly on visual ASL literature in contrast to English literature, which is a heavily textually based literature.

Requirements:Over the course of the semester students will complete: ASL Literature video-analysis assignments and group discussion, video projects of Genres of ASL Literature (Poetry, Storytelling, Fictional, Non-fiction) and Deaf Studies Presentation. The video analysis assignments will require the viewing and analysis of films that represent ASL literature, and this aspect of the course is designed to support the acquisition of in-depth knowledge about ASL, Deaf culture, and the Deaf community.

Materials: Bird of Different Feather & For Decent, ETC ST WKBK, Once Upon a Sign: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears


ASL 601D • Amer Sign Language I: Beg-Wb

40205 • Ramont, Franky
Meets TTH 9:30AM-12:30PM • Internet; Synchronous
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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 601D • American Sign Language I: Beg

40210 • White, Deborah
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM RLP 1.302B • Hybrid/Blended
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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 • Amer Sign Language II: Beg-Wb

40215 • Parker, Erica
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM • Internet; Synchronous
CD
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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 • Amer Sign Language II: Beg-Wb

40220 • Ramont, Franky
Meets TTH 2:00PM-5:00PM • Internet; Synchronous
CD
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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

40225 • White, Deborah
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM RLP 1.302B • Hybrid/Blended
CD
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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

40230 • Wynne, Michael
Meets TTH 2:00PM-5:00PM RLP 1.302B • Hybrid/Blended
CD
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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

40235 • Wynne, Michael
Meets TTH 11:00AM-2:00PM RLP 1.302B • Hybrid/Blended
CD
show description

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).



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