Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE LIN1017

 
TITLE Maltese Sign Language 1 for Linguistic Students

 
LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology

 
DESCRIPTION The students are exposed to some basic vocabulary and grammar of Maltese Sign Language. This includes vocabulary related to the family, education, places, clothes, food, buildings etc.

Study-unit Aims:

The study-unit aims at teaching the student how to better communicate with members of the Deaf Maltese community at a very basic level.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- understand the Deaf person's simple sign-utterances in response;
- appreciate the similarities between the linguistic characteristics of sign language and spoken language.

2. Skills:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- sign some basic sign-utterances with confidence about: him/herself, her family, education, where they live and about other places they know, animals, shopping for food and clothes etc;
- communicate with the Maltese Deaf about basic themes.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Azzopardi-Alexander, M. (2003). Maltese Sign Language Dictionary, Volume 1: Animals. Foundation for the Development of Maltese Sign Language with the Institute of Linguistics and the Association for the Deaf: Malta.
Azzopardi-Alexander, M. (2004). Maltese Sign Language Dictionary, Volume 2: Places. Foundation for the Development of Maltese Sign Language with the Institute of Linguistics and the Association for the Deaf: Malta.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS In TAKING THIS UNIT YOU CANNOT TAKE LIN2007 OR TAKE LIN2070

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES This study-unit is offered only to Linguistics students; other students can opt for LIN2070.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Performance

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Practical Exercises SEM1 No 15%
Examination: Maltese Sign Language Competences A (1 Hour) SEM1 Yes 25%
Examination: Maltese Sign Language Competences B SEM1 Yes 60%

 
LECTURER/S Karl Borg

 
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