Undergraduate Catalog

LIN 537 Depiction, Iconicity, and Gesture

Students are introduced to a descriptive framework with which to identify and analyze iconicity and depiction in ASL and other signed languages and spoken languages as well. The course focuses on depiction typology, examining the structure of role-shifting, constructed action and dialogue, classifier constructions/depicting verbs, aspectual constructions, abstract/metaphorical depictions, and other imagistic uses of space, including different types of gesture.




Prerequisites: LIN 101, graduate student status, or permission of the instructor.


Graduate, Undergraduate