2nd L (F10) 3-4

Systems of language

Identify the movement and location of different signs and notice how they combine with handshape to form signs, and understand that Auslan can be videoed and transcribed to assist learning
[Key concepts: orientation, hand dominance, iconicity, non-manual features, recording language; Key processes: identifying, recognising, comparing] - Elaboration 1

Understand how space is used in Auslan to show who is involved in an event through the meaningful location of nouns and verbs, the use of depicting signs and enacting
[Key concepts: signing space, numeral incorporation, verb modification; Key processes: recognising, discussing, comparing] - Elaboration 2

Understand that clauses can be enriched through the use of adjectives and adverbs (when, where, how), often produced with non-manual features
[Key concepts: verb types, adverbs, clause structure, questions; Key processes: recognising, distinguishing, observing] - Elaboration 3

Understand how signers make different language choices in different types of texts and compare this with English versions of text types, and notice how texts build cohesion
[Key concepts: textual features, similarity, difference, cohesion; Key processes: recognising, discussing, comparing] - Elaboration 4

Language variation and change
Recognise that there is variation in Auslan use, for example in different locations or physical environments
[Key concepts: variation, adaptation; Key processes: identifying, recognising, exploring, considering] - Elaboration 5

Language awareness
Develop awareness of the social and cultural nature and context of Auslan and other sign languages, of their different modes of expression and of the related issue of language vitality
[Key concepts: communication, language vitality, culture, accessibility; Key processes: identifying, describing, recognising] - Elaboration 6

Role of language and culture
Explore connections between identity and cultural values and beliefs and the expression of these connections in Auslan
[Key concepts: language, culture, identity, symbol; Key processes: exploring, understanding, noticing, recognising, questioning, making connections] - Elaboration 7