1st L (F10) F-2
Understanding


Systems of language

Recognise the main formational elements of handshape, movement and location in Auslan signs, and understand that a sign is the same as a spoken or written word even though it can be iconic
[Key concepts: handshape, movement, location, iconicity; Key processes: noticing, recognising, understanding} - Elaboration 1


Recognise that signing happens in a finite space that can be used meaningfully within individual signs, learning in particular how depicting signs, some verbs, pronouns and enacting make use of spatial relationships
[Key concepts: signing space, numeral incorporation, verb modification to show who; Key processes: explaining, describing, noticing, identifying] - Elaboration 2

Recognise that groups of words combine to make clauses and include nouns and pronouns (people, places, things), adjectives (qualities) and verbs (happenings, states); and distinguish between statements and questions based on non-manual features
[Key concepts: sign class, clauses, telling versus showing; Key processes: recognising, observing, distinguishing] - Elaboration 3

Understand that texts are made up of units of meaning, such as words, gestures or sentences/clauses and that different types of texts have particular features that help serve their purpose
[Key concepts: text, referent; Key processes: recognising, identifying, discussing] - Elaboration 4

Language variation and change
Understand that all languages including signed languages vary and borrow words and signs from each other
[Key concepts: dialect, language borrowing, variation; Key processes: noticing, recognising] - Elaboration 5

Language awareness
Recognise that Auslan is a legitimate language, one of many languages used in Australia and around the world
[Key concept: language diversity; Key processes: identifying, recognising, comparing] - Elaboration 6

Role of language and culture
Understand that people use language in ways that reflect their culture, such as where and how they live, who they live with and what is important to them
[Key concepts: language, culture, community, observable phenomena; Key processes: noticing, recognising, questioning, making connections] - Elaboration 7