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Montgomery College    
  Sep 25, 2017
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog
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ASLP 205 - Structural ASL I

(R only)

A consideration of the phonological, morphological, semantic, and pragmatic components of ASL. This course provides a foundation for the comprehension, expression, and understanding of ASL classifiers and their linguistic symbols and signing space for the ASL native. Topics include an examination of the grounded mental spaces utilized in narrative, constructed dialogue, constructed activity, and the non-manual signals used in narrative form. Recommended to be taken concurrently with ASLP 200 . PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in ASLP 105 , ASLP 106 , and ASLP 110 ; or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly SL 205.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  • Differentiate the pragmatics of ASL discourses in narrative, conversation, and different settings.
  • Discuss the phonological, morphological, semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic components of ASL.
  • Manipulate the basic classifiers through expression and comprehension of ASL signs to phrases to sentences.
  • Produce an original selection of narrative, conversation, or setting for specific ASL skills needed for clarification of signs.
  • Produce with both hands, for either symmetrical or asymmetrical shapes, handshapes to represent the shape of body parts, indicate movement, produce handshapes iconically to represent part of or the whole object, and produce handshapes to represent an object.
  • Show how the classifier/handshape is used to manipulate events or objects; to represent the movement or location of a specific or nonspecific number of objects, people, or animals; and to indicate the movement of abstract elements.

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