2nd L (F10) 9-10

Systems of language
Understand the perceptual and articulatory reasons for the structure of signs, consider limitations of glossing and explore how video annotation software can improve transcription
[Key concepts: iconicity, metaphor, annotation; Key processes: noticing, recognising, distinguishing, glossing, transcribing, annotating, analysing] - Elaboration 1

Understand and use signing space, including making distinctions between character and observer space for constructing different types of texts
[Key concepts: character and observer space, depicting signs, constructed action; Key processes: contrasting, analysing] - Elaboration 2

Understand and describe complex grammatical structures combining depicting signs, constructed action and various clauses for a range of language functions, such as interaction, narration or description
[Key concepts: clause structure, clause conjunctions, reference; Key processes: applying, noticing] - Elaboration 3

Explore the relationship between particular text types, audience, purpose and context and analyse language features used by signers to create cohesion and achieve the purpose of the text
[Key concepts: audience, choice, conventions, cohesion; Key process: analysing, identifying, explaining] - Elaboration 4

Language variation and change
Investigate and analyse the nature of and community attitudes to variation in the use of Auslan
[Key concepts: standardisation, contact, evolution, flexibility, variability; Key processes: recognising, investigating, researching, analysing, considering] - Elaboration 5

Language awareness
Investigate and compare the nature and status of Auslan and other signed languages, considering issues such as language and education policies, language rights, representation and processes of language preservation and language building
[Key concepts: policy, rights, representation, status, expansion; Key processes: researching, comparing, investigating, analysing, explaining] - Elaboration 6

Role of language and culture
Understand that Auslan and Deaf culture are interrelated, that they shape and are shaped by each other and that their relationship changes over time and across contexts
[Key concepts: knowledge, value, transmission; Key processes: reflecting, exploring, analysing, comparing] - Elaboration 7