1st L (F–10) 5-6

Systems of language
Describe the elements of sign production, including non-manual features, and explore the processes of annotating Auslan with multimedia software and/or glossing or transcribing signed texts on paper
[Key concepts: types of iconicity, annotation, transcription; Key processes: identifying, recognising, annotating, describing, understanding] - Elaboration 1

Identify different types of verbs based on their ability to integrate space into the sign, and recognise types of depiction available to a signer, namely, entity, handling and SASS depicting signs and constructed action
[Key concepts: establishing a spatial location, types of depicting signs, function of constructed action; Key processes: identifying, distinguishing] - Elaboration 2

Understand that the starting point of a clause gives prominence to the message, that clauses can be linked equally or unequally with conjunctions and connectives, and that signers can show as well as tell about an event to provide more detail
[Key concepts: gestural overlays, clause conjunction, variable sign order; Key processes: recognising, distinguishing] - Elaboration 3

Identify structures, language features and cohesive devices used in different types of texts, recognising that language choices reflect purpose, context and audience
[Key concepts: referent, cohesion, space; Key processes: identifying, noticing] - Elaboration 4

Language variation and change
Explore variation in terms of the impact of other languages on Auslan across contexts and over time
[Key concepts: influence, language borrowing, style shifts; Key processes: noticing, recognising, explaining] - Elaboration 5

Language awareness
Explore the current status and profile of Auslan and of the Deaf community in contemporary Australian society, considering issues such as language transmission, usage and documentation
[Key concepts: diversity, representation, language transmission, documentation; Key processes: describing, discussing, investigating, representing] - Elaboration 6

Role of language and culture
Reflect on how communities’ ways of using language are shaped by and reflect cultural values and beliefs, and how these may be differently interpreted by users of other languages
[Key concepts: cultural expression, transmission, values, beliefs; Key processes: observing, making connections, discussing, investigating] - Elaboration 7