Auslan 2

Description

This course provides continuing study of Australian Sign Language (Auslan), building on the foundations provided in HUMA2070 Auslan 1. Students will expand their ability to use Auslan in a variety of discourse forms and settings. Students will also continue to investigate elements of Auslan structure in greater detail and further explore issues related to Deaf culture, community and history.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate increased skills in the production and comprehension of Auslan

2. Demonstrate knowledge of linguistic features of Auslan and other signed languages

3. Demonstrate ability to use Auslan in a variety of discourse forms and settings

4. Demonstrate understanding of issues related to Deaf culture, community and history

Content

The course will provide further study of Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Topics covered will include:

  • Deafness
  • signed language acquisition
  • services for deaf people
  • Auslan transcription
  • bilingualism
  • history opf deaf education
  • perspectives on Deaf communities
  • features of Auslan: characters, space, verbs, classifiers
  • narratives
  • constructed action and dialogue
  • semantics in Auslan

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): LING2080. Students who have successfully completed LING2080 are not eligible to enrol in HUMA2080.

Assumed Knowledge

HUMA2070 Auslan 1 (or equivalent)

Assessment Items

Viva Voce: Examination: Oral

Presentation: Presentations -Individual

Project: Projects

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorials commence in week 2

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term