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Linguistics of Signed Languages - TRAN854

This unit introduces students to the linguistics of signed languages, with particular reference to Auslan as it relates to interpreting. The unit includes language structure (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and discourse) based on the Auslan corpus, in a top-down approach, starting with the semiotic elements available to all languages. The use of space, depicting signs and constructed action are a major applied focus at the on-campus sessions. Students also apply their linguistic knowledge to the computerised annotation and analysis of an Auslan text.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

Staff Contact(s): Ms Della Goswell

Admission to MAuslEngInt or PGDipAuslEngInt or GradDipAuslEngInt Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):

Applied Linguistics

Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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