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230111 Sign Language: User and User Community (BS) (SoSe 2019)

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In this class we will look at a variety of topics which may include but are not restricted to:

- acquisition of sign language
- the structure of German Sign Language
- the structure of American Sign Language
- Deaf people learning to read
- about Thomas Gallaudet (founder of Gallaudet University) and Laurent Clerc
- Deaf education (in the US and Europe)
- deafness in Nicaragua and the emergence of sign language
- deafness on Martha's Vineyard
- Deaf people portrayed in novels
- deaf-blindness
- sign language and the brain
- deafness and sports
- the life of Helen Keller
- …


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Modul Veranstaltung Leistungen  
23-ANG-AngVM3 Vertiefungsmodul 3: Linguistics VM 3.2 Language System Studienleistung
VM 3.3 Language in Use Studienleistung

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Konkretisierung der Anforderungen

Participation in the mandatory first meeting during the How-to-English week in April (exact time, date, and place to be announced). Here we will assign topics for the papers.
The papers have to be submitted to me be by the end of June 2019.
Studienleistung: Every student is expected to write a ~3 page paper on a topic assigned by me (students may, of course, voice preferences) and present it in class as experts. I also expect regular attendance and active participation. If you don't know whether you want to take the class or are unsure about the actual workload, come to the first meeting in April and decide then.

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