Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
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ASLP 206 - Structural ASL II

(R only)

A further consideration of the phonological, morphological, semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic components of ASL. This course includes a consideration of the sociolinguistic principles in American Sign Language and the cultural practices from which they derive, specifically focusing on language taboos, discourse, and linguistic variation. Recommended to be taken concurrently with ASLP 210 . PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in ASLP 205  or consent of department. Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

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

  • Identify ASL morphology.
  • Identify ASL syntax and productivity in ASL sentences.
  • Recognize and appropriately utilize ASL intransitive and transitive verbs and topicalization.
  • Identify and determine language change, native, and initialized signs.
  • Recognize language taboos in ASL.
  • Identify discourse markers including particles in ASL discourse. Be able to discuss the relationship between meaning and use of the ASL discourse markers.
  • Identify lexical borrowing, code-switching, foreigner talk, and interference in language contact.
  • Present all skills, both receptive and expressive, by videotape.
  • Analyze his or her classmates’ own videotaped work.

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