1. Accuracy and automaticity of foundational knowledge:
    • Accurate and automatic explanation of foundational concepts in the program’s core areas of phonology, generative linguistics, and cognitive linguistics.
  2. Ability to identify generalizations:
    • Ability to identify and describe recurring patterns in linguistic data.
  3. Intermediate theoretical awareness:
    • Ability to identify claims made in the sign language linguistics literature and articulate their primary, “trademark features”.
  4. Ability to clearly present linguistic information:
    • Clear presentation of material in ASL and written English, demonstrating how such material relates to critical issues in linguistics and the Deaf communities.
  5. Ethical conduct as students and student researchers:
    • Demonstrating academic integrity and responsible conduct in their research practices with transparency and respect to the communities involved.