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Indian Sign Language (230)

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Theory

Module 1:   Understanding Indian Sign Language

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 Module 1:    Understanding Indian Sign Language

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1. Indian Sign Language as a complete language: concept, characteristics, and common misunderstandings about sign language - Lesson -1 - - -
2. The history of ISL: its origin, development, and relationship with other signed and spoken languages -

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3.Deaf communities and sign languages in other countries, in comparison to ISL - Lesson-3

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Module 2: Sign Language in Society  - Module 2: Sign Language in Society 

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4. The community of Indian Sign Language users, their commonalities and diversity - Lesson-4

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5.  Aspects of deaf culture and linguistic identity - Lesson-5

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6. Legislative provisions for ISL in India - Lesson-6

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7. Status of use of ISL in deaf education - Lesson-7

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Module 3:   Structure and Grammar of ISL - Module 3:   Structure and Grammar of ISL

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9. Word-level structures - Lesson-9

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10. Sentence types - Lesson-10 - - -
11. The meaning of signs - Lesson-11

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Module 4:   Creative Expressions in ISL - Module 4:   Creative Expressions in ISL

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12. Stories - Lesson-12

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13. Poems and songs - Lesson-13

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14. Jokes and humour - Lesson-14

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15. Mime and drama - Lesson-15

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16. Newsreading - Lesson-16

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17. Sign language in social media - Lesson-17

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Practicals

Group-1 :  Language Description

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Practicals

Group-1 :  Language Description

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PRACTICAL - 1.1:  Compare linguistics features of signed languages and spoken (written) languages -

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PRACTICAL - 1.2: React to a set of given statements about sign languages and distinguish facts from myths in these statements -

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PRACTICAL - 1.3:   Identify features of Indian Sign Language in comparison with other sign languages. -

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PRACTICAL - 1.4:   Identify features of Indian deaf communities in comparison with other deaf communities. -

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PRACTICAL - 1.5:   Assign a given set of ISL signs to different time periods to distinguish older signs from more recently evolved signs. -

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Group2:  Language context - Group-2 :  Language context

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PRACTICAL - 2.1:   Identify and discuss different sub-groups in the ISL community. - PRACTICAL - 2.1

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PRACTICAL - 2.2:   Comparison of ISL across different areas of the country. - PRACTICAL - 2.2

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PRACTICAL - 2.3:   RPwD Act 2016 and discuss points related to deaf community and the linguistic rights of ISL users in India - PRACTICAL - 2.3

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PRACTICAL - 2.4:   Language skills of sign language interpreters in India - PRACTICAL - 2.4 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 2.5:    Cultural aspects of using deaf teachers and Indian Sign Language in education - PRACTICAL - 2.5 - - - -
Group-3 :  ISL grammar and usage - Group-3 :  ISL grammar and usage - - - -
PRACTICAL - 3.1:   Distiguish between ISL signs and material - PRACTICAL - 3.1 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 3.2:  Use language resources to search for ISL materials - PRACTICAL - 3.2 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 3.3.1: Non-manual components of ISL - PRACTICAL - 3.3.1 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 3.3.2:  Sentence types: Simple statements, questions, negatives - PRACTICAL - 3.3.2 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 3.3.3:  Describing people and objects (Adjectives and Opposites) - PRACTICAL - 3.3.3 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 3.3.4:  Pronouns and kinship terms - PRACTICAL - 3.3.4 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 3.3.5:  Expression of time, numbers and measures - PRACTICAL - 3.3.5 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 3.3.6: Verbs and uses of the sign space - PRACTICAL - 3.3.6 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 3.3.7: Possession (Having and not having) - PRACTICAL - 3.3.7 - - - -
Group-4 :   Creative language production - PRACTICAL - 4.0 - - - -
Group-5 :  Language Production/ Interpersonal Communicative Skills - Group-5 :  Language Production/ Interpersonal Communicative Skills - - - -
PRACTICAL - 5.1: Personal diary in ISL about examples of sign language - PRACTICAL - 5.1 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 5.2: Meet a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult) or SODA (Sibling of Deaf Adult) and interview them. - PRACTICAL - 5.2 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 5.3: How to give a presentation in ISL in Live Programme? - PRACTICAL - 5.3 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 5.4: Use ISL in a mock interview situation - PRACTICAL - 5.4 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 5.5: Use an online chat application to have a conversation with another ISL user via sign language video - PRACTICAL - 5.5 - - - -
PRACTICAL - 5.6: Sign the same story to a child and to an adult. Adjust your signing style to suit the child/adult. - PRACTICAL - 5.6 - -
Sample Question Paper (Theory) - Paper (Theory) - -
Sample Question Paper (Practical) - Paper (Practical)

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