LING 792 - Topics in Linguistics
Section: 002 Sign Language Linguistics
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Language may be signed or spoken. As products of the human mind, shaped a shared language faculty, the structures of signed and spoken languages are fundamentally similar. However, modality-specific patterns of sign or speech may also emerge as a consequence of how the linguistic system interacts with the systems of production and perception as well as from other cognitive and communicative pressures. This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the linguistics of signed languages and the implications of sign language study for linguistic theory. Students will explore each of the core subfields of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) from a sign language perspective and will undertake focused study on issues like the nature of syllable structure across modalities and the grammaticalized use of space across sign languages. The course will also address issues of language acquisition, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and sociolinguistics of signed languages as well as the insights into language development and evolution that emergent sign languages provide.

LING 792 - Topics in Linguistics
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26580
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
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28375
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
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31186
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (SEM)
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32570
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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