UE949 - COGSCI 301 - Language in the visual modality

Type d'UE
Séminaires DR/CR
Disciplines
Linguistique, sémantique
Page web
https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/program/m2-program-13572 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Langues Sciences cognitives
Aires culturelles
-

The aim of the course is to address the significance of sign languages in discovering the properties of human ability for language. The course provides a deep understanding of the main issues of sign language linguistics at various levels. A selection of phenomena that are important for understanding the structure of sign languages and their relation to spoken languages is presented and discussed.

1 Introduction to language in the visual modality 

·      Brief outline of the relevance of studying sign language and of their status

·      Some general psycholinguistic and neurolinguistics arguments about sign language

·      Some general sociolinguistic arguments about sign language

 

2 Sign Language phonology 

·      Introduction to SL phonology: the phonemic system

·      The syllabic system of SL

·      SL phonological processes

·      Formal analyses of SL phonology

 

3 Sign Language Morphology

·      The lexicon of sign language

·      Inflectional morphology

·      Derivational morphology

·      Compounds in sign language

 

4 Sign Language and Data collection

·      A Deaf informant comes to class and students are asked to elicit SL material

·      Students are asked to analyse the data they collect

 

5 Sign Language Syntax

·      Syntax in the visual modality: Typological variation & order flexibility

·      Sentence structure in SL

·      Non-manual markers & agreement; Non-manual markers & movement;

·      Recursivity, relative clauses and complex structures

 

6 Sign Language Semantics

·      The logical structure of language in visual modality

·      Role-shift and indexicals

·      Degrees in comparative and temporal constructions

·      Pluractionality & other aspects of event structure

 

7 Sign Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics

·      Bi-lingual / bimodal children

·      Lexical & phonological access to sign

·      Sign language processing

·      Visuo-spatial modality and spatial perspective

  • Sciences cognitives – M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – contrôle continu
  • Carlo Geraci [référent·e]   chargé de recherche, CNRS / Institut Jean-Nicod (IJN)
  • Charlotte Hauser   doctorante, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 /
Contacts additionnels
cogmaster@psl.eu
Informations pratiques

The complete syllabus of the course is available on the Cogmaster's website. For any information, please contact the secretariat of the Cogmaster.

Registration procedure (external students) : https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/students/external-students-13501

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

None.

  • Autre lieu Paris
    ENS 29 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris (salle à préciser)
    1er semestre / hebdomadaire, mardi 09:00-12:00
    du 22 septembre 2020 au 19 janvier 2021


Intervenant·e·s


  • Carlo Geraci [référent·e]   chargé de recherche, CNRS / Institut Jean-Nicod (IJN)
  • Charlotte Hauser   doctorante, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 /

Planning


  • Autre lieu Paris
    ENS 29 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris (salle à préciser)
    1er semestre / hebdomadaire, mardi 09:00-12:00
    du 22 septembre 2020 au 19 janvier 2021


Description


Type d'UE
Séminaires DR/CR
Disciplines
Linguistique, sémantique
Page web
https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/program/m2-program-13572 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Langues Sciences cognitives
Aires culturelles
-

The aim of the course is to address the significance of sign languages in discovering the properties of human ability for language. The course provides a deep understanding of the main issues of sign language linguistics at various levels. A selection of phenomena that are important for understanding the structure of sign languages and their relation to spoken languages is presented and discussed.

1 Introduction to language in the visual modality 

·      Brief outline of the relevance of studying sign language and of their status

·      Some general psycholinguistic and neurolinguistics arguments about sign language

·      Some general sociolinguistic arguments about sign language

 

2 Sign Language phonology 

·      Introduction to SL phonology: the phonemic system

·      The syllabic system of SL

·      SL phonological processes

·      Formal analyses of SL phonology

 

3 Sign Language Morphology

·      The lexicon of sign language

·      Inflectional morphology

·      Derivational morphology

·      Compounds in sign language

 

4 Sign Language and Data collection

·      A Deaf informant comes to class and students are asked to elicit SL material

·      Students are asked to analyse the data they collect

 

5 Sign Language Syntax

·      Syntax in the visual modality: Typological variation & order flexibility

·      Sentence structure in SL

·      Non-manual markers & agreement; Non-manual markers & movement;

·      Recursivity, relative clauses and complex structures

 

6 Sign Language Semantics

·      The logical structure of language in visual modality

·      Role-shift and indexicals

·      Degrees in comparative and temporal constructions

·      Pluractionality & other aspects of event structure

 

7 Sign Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics

·      Bi-lingual / bimodal children

·      Lexical & phonological access to sign

·      Sign language processing

·      Visuo-spatial modality and spatial perspective


Master


  • Sciences cognitives – M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – contrôle continu

Renseignements


Contacts additionnels
cogmaster@psl.eu
Informations pratiques

The complete syllabus of the course is available on the Cogmaster's website. For any information, please contact the secretariat of the Cogmaster.

Registration procedure (external students) : https://cogmaster.ens.psl.eu/en/students/external-students-13501

Direction de travaux des étudiants
-
Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

None.