ASL& 223 American Sign Language VI • 5 Cr.
Continues ASL& 222 (prev ASL 202). Students increase their understanding of ASL grammar, expand vocabulary, and engage in refinement of their signing style within a cultural context. Prerequisite: ASL& 221 (prev ASL 201) with a C- or better or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Transcribe Signed sentences at an advanced level.
- Read and understand Glossed ASL sentences at an advanced level.
- Transcribe classifiers to ASL Gloss at an advanced level.
- Read and understand glossed Classifiers at an advanced level.
- Identify, define and give examples of advanced linguistic properties of American Sign Language.
- Engage in culturally appropriate, signed conversations using intricate description, of finances, living situations, automobiles, education, diversity, and life span dynamics.
- Engage in culturally appropriate, signed conversations about health, the human body, and medicine.
- Demonstrate vocabulary and grammatical acumen to engage in ASL conversation with near-native fluency.
- Produce and understand classifiers with near-native fluency.
- Produce and understand mouth morphemes, and non-manual markers with near-native fluency.
- Direct and manage conversation skills in ways consistent with cultural norms of American Deaf culture.
- Understand and appropriately respond to a wide variety of signing styles and registers common in American Deaf culture.
- Identify, explain, and effectively apply the topic-comment structure, and supporting non-manual grammatical signals.
- Produce and understand numbers in ASL with near-native fluency.
- Demonstrate code-switching and register control with near-native fluency.
- Demonstrate storytelling techniques with near-native fluency.
- Spring 2013 (current quarter)