Linguistics of Asl and Other Sign Languages Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific and scholarly study of the development, structure, and use of American Sign Language (ASL) and other visual signed languages, both as vehicles for communication within the deaf community and in relation to spoken and written languages. Includes instruction in cognitive linguistics; ASL and sign language phonology, syntax, and morphology; sociolinguistics of the deaf community; comparative linguistics; and studies of specific sign languages, including, but not limited to, ASL, Auslan (Australian Sign Language), LSF (French Sign Language), Shuwa jiten (Japanese Sign Language), HamNoSys (German Sign Language), and Gestuno.

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Linguistics of Asl and Other Sign Languages Major

What Courses Do Linguistics of Asl and Other Sign Languages Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Linguistics of Asl and Other Sign Languages majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Linguistics
  • Phonology
  • Syntax

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