Sign Language Linguistics

Course time: 
Monday/Thursday 3:30-5:20 PM
The 90, Room 203

This is a graduate-level introduction to Sign Language Linguistics. We will follow the trajectory of American Sign Language research since 1960. Along the way, we will compare American Sign Language with spoken languages, with other sign languages, and with non-sign gesture. Coursework will consist primarily of readings and in-class discussion. Undergraduate students and faculty are more than welcome to join. Some prior experience in linguistics is expected, however no prior knowledge of a sign language is assumed or required.