Linguistics of ASL (ASL-205)
Conducted in American Sign Language (ASL), the course is descriptive and data-oriented rather than theoretical. The course gives an historical overview of social and linguistic events that influence transformations in ASL; introduction to structure and organizational properties of ASL as identified through linguistic research; review of other languages that share similar organizational principles; discussion of semantic hierarchy and framework for analyzing semantic properties of ASL. Prerequisite: ASL 103. Corequisites: ASL 00 & ASL 201 or permission of instructor. 3 lecture hours per week. 3 credit hours.