LING 250 - Intermediate American Sign Language
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 151.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Students in this intermediate course in American Sign Language (ASL) will learn more advanced communicative forms including understanding the essential role of facial communication (non-manual behaviors) in forming expressions. Additional vocabulary including idiomatic expressions will be introduced to expand students' abilities to understand and converse appropriately in various settings. Through a conversational approach, students will continue to study selected literature, history, culture, and outlooks of Deaf people in order to develop an understanding of appropriate standards of communicating in ASL. Students completing LING 250 will have acquired a basic understanding of how to communicate in a visual-gestural channel in order to receive and express ASL sentences in everyday conversational interactions. Regular attendance is essential. Participation in class includes short presentations and situational role playing. There will be 1-2 hours of weekly lab work to be completed at the Language Resource Center.

This course will be conducted exclusively in American Sign Language. Required course materials include a workbook and videotape. Handouts will also be provided. An optional Dictionary of ASL is suggested. Students will complete weekly assignments from the workbook. There will be both a midterm and final consisting of both written exams and videotaped Sign Language interactions. A 3-5 page term paper is also required (a report on a Deaf social event, on an interaction with Deaf persons, or on an approved article or subject).

LING 250 - Intermediate American Sign Language
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001 (LEC)
MW 9:00AM - 11:00AM
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ISBN: 093032384X
American sign language : a teacher's resource text on grammar and culture, Author: Charlotte Baker-Shenk, Dennis Cokely., Publisher: Clerc Books 3rd print. 1991
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 158121135X
Signing naturally., Author: Ken Mikos, Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz ; sign illustrations by Paul Setzer., Publisher: DawnSignPress DVD ed. 2001
ISBN: 1581211317
Signing naturally., Author: [Ella Mae Lentz, Ken Mikos, Cheri Smith]., Publisher: DawnSignPress DVD ed. 1993
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