2nd L (Yr 7 Entry) 7-8

Systems of language
Identify and describe all elements of sign production, including handshape and its orientation, movement, location and non-manual features, and look at the link between signs and their referents in terms of iconicity
[Key concepts: handshape, orientation, movement, location, hand dominance, iconicity; Key processes: identifying, noticing, recognising, comparing, 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 to show participants in a process
[Key concepts: signing space, pointing, verb modification to show who, depicting signs; Key processes: noticing, identifying, recognising, describing, comparing, distinguishing] - Elaboration 2

Recognise and use elements of clause structure, such as noun groups/phrases or verb groups/phrases and using conjunctions to join clauses
[Key concepts: sign class, noun and verb groups, conjunctions, clauses, sign order; Key processes: recognising, observing, distinguishing, understanding] - Elaboration 3

Recognise similarities and differences in language features of different types of texts and in Auslan and English texts of a similar type, and notice how texts build cohesion
[Key concepts: text, textual features, referent tracking; Key processes: recognising, identifying, analysing] - Elaboration 4

Language variation and change
Explore different dimensions of variation in the structure, development and use of Auslan, including how it has been influenced by English and other signed languages
[Key concepts: language variation, influence, word-borrowing, change; Key processes: exploring, identifying, classifying, describing] - Elaboration 5

Language awareness
Develop awareness of the sociocultural context, nature and status of Auslan and of the Deaf community in multilingual Australia
[Key concepts: communication, accessibility, transmission; Key processes: identifying, investigating, discussing, understanding] - Elaboration 6

Role of language and culture
Explore connections between language, identity and cultural practices, values and beliefs and the expression of these connections in Auslan
[Key concepts: language, culture, identity, difference, transmission; Key processes: recognising, appreciating, exploring, understanding, identifying] - Elaboration 7