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Overview for Linguistics of ASL and Other Sign Languages

A program that focuses on the scientific and scholarly study of the development, structure, and use of American Sign Language (ASL) and other visual signed languages, both as vehicles for communication within the deaf community and in relation to spoken and written languages. Includes instruction in cognitive linguistics; ASL and sign language phonology, syntax, and morphology; sociolinguistics of the deaf community; comparative linguistics; and studies of specific sign languages such as ASL, Auslan (Australian Sign Language), LSF (French Sign Language), Shuwa jiten (Japanese Sign Language), HamNoSys (German Sign Language), Gestuno, and others.

Careers for Linguistics of ASL and Other Sign Languages Majors

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Colleges Offering a Major in Linguistics of ASL and Other Sign Languages

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