Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE LIN2171

 
TITLE An Introduction to Sign Linguistics: Principles

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology

 
DESCRIPTION Objectives

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.

Content

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

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM1 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S

 
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