2nd L (F–10) 7-8

Systems of language
Identify different types of non-manual features and characteristics of signs, including iconicity, and explore the use of software to transcribe and annotate signed texts
[Key concepts: iconicity, annotation, transcription; Key processes: identifying, classifying, glossing, annotating, transcribing] - Elaboration 1

Develop knowledge of additional elements of the Auslan grammatical system, analysing indicating verbs, depicting signs and constructed action
[Key concepts: grammatical use of space, depicting signs; Key processes: understanding, distinguishing, analysing] - Elaboration 2

Understand and control additional elements of Auslan grammar, such as the use of non-manual features for negation or conditional forms, and understand how signers use constructed action and depicting signs in composite utterances
[Key concepts: clause types and their NMFs, composite utterances; Key processes: recognising, analysing] - Elaboration 3

Expand understanding of grammatical features and cohesive devices used in a range of personal, informative and imaginative texts designed to suit different audiences, contexts and purposes
[Key concepts: text purpose, choice, coherence; Key processes: identifying, applying, analysing] - Elaboration 4

Language variation and change
Understand that Auslan has evolved and developed through different periods of influence and cultural and societal change
[Key concepts: change, evolution, contact, technology; Key processes: identifying, recognising, researching] - Elaboration 5

Language awareness
Understand historical and contemporary factors that impact on awareness, support and use of Auslan and its vitality in contemporary Australia, comparing it with that of other signed languages around the world
[Key concepts: influence, transmission evolution, endangerment; Key processes: researching, investigating, exploring, describing, analysing, comparing] - Elaboration 6

Role of language and culture
Reflect on how language use is influenced by communities’ world views and sense of identity and on how language and culture influence each other
[Key concepts: culture, knowledge, value, transmission; Key processes: explaining, reflecting, exploring, analysing, comparing] - Elaboration 7