Course Details

ITP425 American Sign Language Linguistics and Sociolinguistics

Students learn more about American Sign Language by studying linguistic research. Students will learn about ASL phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and social linguistics. Introduction to the Deaf community and Deaf culture. Discussion of similarities to, and differences from, mainstream hearing culture. Supplemental videotapes focus on aspects of the culture including Deaf education, autobiographical sketches, Deaf norms and values, and Deaf literature and folklore. Theoretical issues of culture and linguistics applied to Deaf culture, American Sign Language, and the variety of cultural perspectives of the Deaf community. Students also engage in a research project related to course content.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: ITP 305 

Academic Catalog 2006