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Type A: Humanities - Introduction to Native American Linguistics

Native Language 2711 Introduction to Native American Linguistics
A survey of the native languages of North America: present situation, historical relationships, sound systems, grammatical structures, geographic and social variation, writing systems and language maintenance. The basic principles of descriptive and historical linguistics will be introduced. NALA courses are offered in Algonquian languages and it is therefore recommended that students speak an Algonquian language fluently.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students in, or graduates of ILIP, which includes, Indigenous Language Teacher’s Diploma (previously NLTC.NASL), Indigenous Language Minor, Indigenous Language Summer Institute, or with special permission of the department Chair.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities