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Course Number:
ITP 231
Course Title:
ASL Linguistics II
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Explores ASL syntax, semantics, variation, and historical change within the language. Discusses current research relating to the field. Prerequisites: Program admission and department permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Describe discourse, bilingualism, language contact, mouth morphemes, registers, and variations in ASL.

  • Discuss current research in the field of sign language linguistics.

  • Conduct research related to language variations in the Deaf community.

Course Activities and Design

Activities include readings, lectures, cross-cultural activities, discussion, small group activities, and research.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed on assignments, activites, research, and exams.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The course content includes:

  • Terminology used by linguists

  • Research and publications by various linguists in the field of ASL linguistics

  • Phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, language use, and facial grammar

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 15

  • Discuss current research in the field of sign language linguistics.

  • Conduct research related to ASL linguistics.

  • Demonstrate linguistic competence with ASL from an analytical-theoretical perspective.

Students will:

  • Quantify collected data for their research project to determine the percentage of people who use a select word vs those who do not. 
  • Develop the data spreadsheet and computing the percent of utterances that the interviewees use to document the data they collect. 
  • Employ the use of numbers and fractions to show percent of utterances.

Communication
Hours: 30

  • Describe discourse, bilingualism, language contact, mouth morphemes, registers, and variations in ASL.

  • Discuss current research in the field of sign language linguistics.

  • Conduct research related to ASL linguistics.

  • Use terminology used by linguists when discussing ASL.
  • Collect research data by interviewing several people, analyzing the data, and write a paper on the research findings.
  • Phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, language use, and facial grammar (e.g.NMS and mouth morphemes) in ASL will be discussed and analyzed in depth to see how the language is formed.
  • Language in use, register, and variation seen in videos will be analyzed and discussed.

Human Relations
Hours: 5

  • Conduct research related to ASL linguistics.

  • Demonstrate linguistic competence with ASL from an analytical-theoretical perspective.

  • Collect research data by interviewing culturally Deaf research participants.
  • Develop culturally appropriate behavior such as eye contact and the use of a visual language.
  • Development of professional skills when interacting with the Deaf community members.