Introduction to American Sign Language Linguistics

Introduction to American Sign Language Linguistics
Designed for students who have acquired a good mastery of ASL. This course explores the dynamics of ASL linguistics, including basic simillarities between ASL and other languages.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesASL 301 or equivalent.
 RecommendedASL 302 or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department
Course Outcomes


Be able to summarize the history of the interpreting profession in the U.S.

Contact Varieties

Be able to name and identify the different contact varieties in Sign Language Communication.

Role of Interpreter

Be able to explain the role of the interpreter in a variety of settings.

Code of Conduct

Be able to recite the Code of Professional Conduct apply it to make appropriate ethical decisions.


Be able to identify and explain the impact of certain major federal and state laws on the field of ASL interpreting.

Process and Register

Be able to explain the communication process and different registers in communication, and how they affect the work of an interpreter.