Special Topics in Linguistics Spring Course Offering

New Spring Special Topics Course: Indigenous Languages of Canada

14 March 2014

Dr. Jordan Lachler, Director of CILLDI (Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute) is offering a Linguistic special topics course this coming Spring Term, LING 399/499 Special Topics in Linguistics: Indigenous Languages of Canada. This 3 week course will run May 5 - May 22, 2014, Monday to Thursday, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm in room 1-26, Assiniboia Hall.

Dr. Lachler's description of the course outcomes are as follows:

This course provides an introduction to the more than five dozen Indigenous languages of Canada. Students will become familiar with the characteristic phonetic, grammatical and lexical patterns found in these languages, understand the role of language in traditional Indigenous cultures, and explore the legal and social issues surrounding the current status and long-term prospects for Indigenous languages within Canada.

This course is ideal for, but not limited to, students in Linguistics, Native Studies, Anthropology, Political Sciences and Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. Students who have taken LING 324, Endangered Languages may take this course at the 499 level. There is no prerequisite Linguistics courses required to take this at the 399 level.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane McKen,
Undergraduate Administer