Areas of Study

Course Overview

This course involves a comprehensive review of current sign language linguistics research with emphasis on how such sign language linguistic research shapes sign language education. Through a literature-based and data-centric approach, students will investigate linguistic structure of signed languages in different areas including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and discourse. They will then explore how such investigation has been incorporated into the sign language teaching literature and methodology.

Matriculation into the M.A. program in ASL & Deaf Studies or permission of the program coordinator.

Program: American Sign Language

Credit: 3

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The course is designed to give students the…

American Sign Language

Credits 3


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American Sign Language

Credits 1-6


Senior Seminar

This capstone course is required for those students…

American Sign Language

Credits 3


Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for…

American Sign Language

Credits 1-5


Independent Study

A project in the area of the student's…

American Sign Language

Credits 1-3


American Sign Language…

This course provides an overview of various genres…

American Sign Language

Credits 3