BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NADU-211 - Nadut'en Language Translation/ Transliteration - 3.00 Credits

NADU-211 - Nadut'en Language Translation/ Transliteration - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides foundation in theory and practice for transcribing and translating Nadut'en language oral text. Students will transcribe and translate texts and/or tapes using the International Phonetic Alphabet. As a part of this course, students will develop touch-keyboarding skills using the Nadut'en language font. There will be a basic introduction to linguistic processes such as phonology, phonetics, morphology and syntax. There will also be practice in transcribing and reading texts.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Nadut'en Language Fluency Diploma Program - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : NADU 210, or permission of the instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • communicate in a variety of cultural situations;

  • demonstrate a basic comprehension of Nadut’en stories associated with transformers, folk heroes and historical events;

  • demonstrate the ability tell basic Nadut’en stories, using TPR storytelling;

  • use constructions associated with subordination (relative clauses, adverbial adjuncts, clefts, etc.);

  • show in short dialogues, the ability to use target grammatical constructions; and

  • produce common phrases.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Patrick D. & Tress, S. Nedut’en Dictionary. Current Edition. Vanderhoof, BC. Yinka Dene Language Institute.
  • Carrier Dictionary Committee Central Carrier Bilingual Dictionary. Current Edition. Fort St. James, BC. Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved October 30, 2013.