2nd L (F10) F-2
Understanding


Systems of language
Recognise that meaning can be expressed through English words or Auslan signs and that signs have set handshapes, movements and locations, and identify and reproduce them independently
[Key concepts: handshape, movement, location, iconicity; Key processes: identifying, noticing, recognising, understanding] - Elaboration 1

Recognise and restrict signing to the standard signing space, and understand that pronouns, depicting signs and verbs can be located meaningfully in that space
[Key concepts: signing space, verb modification, depicting signs; Key processes: noticing, identifying, recognising] - Elaboration 2

Recognise that groups of words are combined to make a clause and that Auslan has word classes such as nouns, adjectives or verbs, and distinguish between statements and questions
[Key concepts: sign class, clauses, statements, questions; Key processes: recognising, observing] - Elaboration 3

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

Language variation and change
Understand that all languages including signed languages vary and borrow words and signs from each other
[Key concepts: 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 concepts: language diversity, difference, vitality; Key processes: identifying, exploring, recognising] - Elaboration 6

Role of language and culture
Notice 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