Linguistics Department

ASL 311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

40380 • White, Deborah
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM 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 311D • Amer Sign Lang III: Intermed

40382 • White, Deborah
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM 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

40383 • Wynne, Michael
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CBA 4.326
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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.

No Textbook.


ASL 357 • Undergraduate Research

40385
(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

40352 • Parker, Erica
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM CBA 4.342
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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

40355 • White, Deborah
Meets TTH 9:30AM-12:30PM CLA 0.104
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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

40360 • Ramont, Franky
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM CLA 0.104
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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

40370 • Ramont, Franky
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM CLA 0.104
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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

40375 • Wynne, Michael
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

40365 • Parker, Erica
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM CLA 4.222
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).