Survey of ASL Phonology

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This course has four parts. Part one covers basic phonetic notation and includes practice in the phonetic description of lexical signs of ASL. This will include an examination of hand configurations, placements, orientations, non-manual signals, and two-handed relationships. Part two deals with phonological processes, including movement epenthesis, hold deletion, metathesis, assimilation, location neutralization, and weak hand deletion. Part three examines phonetic patterns within the lexicon of ASL, focusing on permissible combinations of phonetic elements. Part four considers the nature of phonological change and historical shifts in the structure of lexicon. 

Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed PST 361, A Brief Introduction to the Structure of ASL. This course will be taught in ASL. Fluency in ASL is required to take this course.
Dates and times: February 2-3, 2013; Saturday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm; Sunday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Main Site:  Birney Elementary School
1202 S. 76th St
Tacoma, Washington  98408
See below for remote site locations and instructions.
Class Number: PST 362.EXT1
Tuition: PST credit: $283.00 + $30.00 processing fee 
Course Materials: To be provided by the instructor
Instructor: Julie A. Hochgesang
RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP sponsor for continuing education activities. The professional studies course is offered for 1.5 credits at the introductory content knowledge area. Participants interested in CEUs will need to submit an Academic Coursework Activity Report form upon completion of the course.

NOTE: Tuition and Fees are subject to change without advance notice.

Additional Information:

Before the registration deadline: Tuition is refundable upon written request; however a $50.00 administrative fee will be retained. Email your request to Requests must be received in the GURC office by the registration deadline or refunds will be processed as noted below:
After the registration deadline: Partial tuition is refundable upon written request ($30.00 processing fee is not refundable). Schedule is as follows:
Withdrawals after 1/4/2013 - 50% of tuition is refundable
Withdrawals by 1/11/2013 – 25% of tuition is refundable
Withdrawals after 1/11/2013 – no refund of tuition
It is IMPERATIVE that your written request for refund be received in the office of GURC@Ohlone College by the registration deadline.

NOTE: Course payment must be sent or faxed to
Gallaudet University
Center for Continuing Studies
800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC  20002
202-651-5987 (fax)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 4, 2013 – applications will continue to be accepted after this date as long as space is available.  Please note the refund policy remains in effect.  The course will be offered contingent upon sufficient enrollment.  You will receive an email confirmation letter from the GURC after January 4, 2013.  We recommend you do not make travel arrangements or purchase materials before the course is confirmed.

PST Credit: Courses with the prefix PST (Professional Studies) carry college credit and are designed for non-degree seeking students.  Offered for reduced tuition, these credits are not applicable to a degree from Gallaudet but may be transferable to your home institution; it is your responsibility to check with your home institution should you desire to transfer credit. 

  The unit of semester credit is defined as university-level credit that is awarded for completion of coursework, the transfer of coursework from another accredited institution, or the evaluation of college-level prior learning. One credit hour (at least 50 minutes) reflects an amount of work represented in the intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement for these learning outcomes. A credit hour is awarded on the basis of one of three sets of criteria.  To meet the credit hour requirements, additional out of class hours will be required to complete these courses.

For further information on this course contact:
The Gallaudet University Regional Center@Ohlone College
43600 Mission Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94539-5847
Voice:  (510) 659-6268
Video Phone:  (866) 588-4829
Fax:  (510) 659-6033
Office Email:  

This course can be accessible from several remote sites around the state of Washington.  The sites are
Anacortes, Vancouver, Pasco, Spokane and Lynnwood.  In order for a site to be connected, there must be at least three people pre-registered at the location no later than four weeks prior to the start of class.  Please indicate your preferred remote site by signing up for that class section on your registration form.

Island View Elementary School
2501 J Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98211
Class Number: PST 362.EXT2

Washington School for the Deaf
611 Grand Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661
Class Number: PST 362.EXT3

|Educational Service District 123
3918 W. Court Street
Pasco, WA 99301
Class Number: PST 362.EXT4
Whitworth University, Spokane, WA
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Class Number:  PST 362.EXT5

Edmonds School District
20420 68th Avenue W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036-7400
Class Number: PST 362.EXT6

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