|TITLE||An Introduction to Sign Linguistics: Principles|
|LEVEL||02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|DEPARTMENT||Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology|
The course will review the distinction between language and medium and extend it to a consideration of sign languages. The concepts introduced in general linguistics will be applied to the study of sign languages.
The course starts with a general introduction to the sociolinguistics of deaf communities. The controversy between manualism and oralism in deaf education is reviewed. Basic insights from studies of ASL, BSL and LSM are examined.
|RULES/CONDITIONS||While TAKING THIS UNIT YOU ARE ADVISED TO TAKE LIN1017 OR TAKE LIN2007 OR TAKE LIN2070|
|ADDITIONAL NOTES||Students must have already completed at least one course in Maltese Sign Language before registering for LIN2171|
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
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