Description
STRUCTURE OF SIGN LANGUAGES
This course will focus on the linguistic structure of sign languages, drawing examples principally, though not exclusively, from American sign language (ASL). It will also highlight similarities and differences between sign languages and spoken languages. In addition to structural features, the course will cover mechanisms unique to visual/spatial languages, the use of the face and body for grammatical signals, language variation, and acquisition of sign languages.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
LING 1720
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Linguistics
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: LING 1000 or CSD 1020
Typically Offered
Spring