DEAF 2700: ASL Linguistics
Lecture - 4 credits
- Introduces the basic issues in linguistics by examining the structural properties of American Sign Language.
- Includes phonology (formational properties of signs); morphology (word formation, rules, derivation, inflection, complex verbs, classifiers, and verb modulations); semantics (the meaning structure of signs); and syntax (the structure of ASL utterances in terms of old vs. new information and the structure of ASL narratives).
- Examines sociolinguistic variation of ASL usage (such as region, age, and Black ASL), as well as language attitudes and change over time.
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