Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE LIN2017

 
TITLE Maltese Sign Language 2 for Linguistic Students

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology

 
DESCRIPTION The study unit builds on LIN2070. The vocabulary is extended and more work is done on conversations requiring the use of sign language grammar e.g. classifiers. The student learn to understand signers over longer conversations than single utterances and to converse at greater length. They should also understand stories told in Maltese Sign Language.

Study-unit Aims:

The aim of this study-unit is to teach student how to converse at length with native Maltese signers and to understand signers who discuss themes at length.

Learning Outcomes:

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

- Understand native signers conversing at length;
- Narrate stories and events;
- Understand the similarities between the characteristics of spoken and sign languages, beyond the different modalities.

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

- Converse with confidence with native Maltese signers;
- Use vocabulary beyond the basic, a knowledge of the way phrases and utterances are built using the grammar of Maltese Sign Language.

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 LIN3070
Before TAKING THIS UNIT YOU MUST TAKE LIN1017 OR TAKE LIN2070

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES This study-unit is offered only to Linguistics students; other students can opt for LIN3070

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Practical

 
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 30%
Examination: Maltese Sign Language Competences B SEM1 Yes 55%

 
LECTURER/S Dorianne Callus

 
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