Comparative Linguistics: ASL and English - ASL 220 at Northern Virginia Community College

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ASL 220 - Comparative Linguistics: ASL and English
Describes ASL (American Sign Language) and spoken English on five levels: phonological, morphological, lexical, syntactic, and discourse. Compares and contrasts the two languages on all five levels using real-world examples. Documents similarities between signed languages and spoken languages in general. Describes the major linguistic components and processes of ASL and English. Introduces basic theories regarding ASL structure. Emphasizes the status of ASL and English as natural languages by comparing and contrasting similarities and unique differences between the two languages.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ASL 102
3 credits

Schedule at Northern Virginia Community College

Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
69853 ASL 220-ER5N 3
5:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
2023-09-05 Virtual and NOL - Real Time CV
2nd twelve-week Online Synchronous Zoom course offered by NOVA Online. Requires weekly virtual class meetings on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 8:45 PM. Starts September 5.
Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
44358 ASL 220-001N 3
5:00 p.m.-7:55 p.m.
2024-01-16 Annandale P
Fifteen Week
Class meets on campus, on the day(s), time, and location listed on the class schedule.
50964 ASL 220-E05N 3
0:00 a.m.-0:00 a.m.
2024-01-16 Virtual and NOL WW
Online course offered by NOVA Online. NOVA Online courses are 100% online requiring students to have reliable access to a computer and internet service. This class has no scheduled meeting times. Due dates can be found in the syllabus. Starts January 16.
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