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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

This subject critically examines the emergence of the deaf community in Australia and its development out of the colonialisation of Australia. It examines the very beginnings of that community from the arrival of the first deaf person in Australia on the Second Fleet and the establishment of schools of the deaf in the 19th century to the community today. It traces the historical origins of linguistic and educational ideas that the early members of the community brought with them to Australia. Topics studied include the impact of spoken and written languages on the development of Auslan and other signing systems.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorLisa Gunter

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites DFS4ADB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAuslan 3A ReadingsPrescribedBranson, J. and Bremner, A. (ed.)NIDS, LA TROBE UNIVERISTY, 2011
ReadingsDamned for their differenceRecommendedBranson, J. and Miller, D.GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2002
ReadingsLooking backRecommendedFischer, R. and Lane, H.SIGNUM PRESS, HAMBURG 1993

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