BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NLEK-270 - Nle'Kepmxcin Structure & Analysis I - 3.00 Credits

NLEK-270 - Nle'Kepmxcin Structure & Analysis I - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will expose the student to the basics structure analysis of Nle'kepmxcin. Topics include an overview of the Salish languages, features of sounds and sound structure and patterns and rules of various components of language. This course will also cover the introductory linguistic components of phonetics, phonology and morphology as it relates to Nle'kepmxcin and some basic comparative study of the neigbouring languages.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : NLEK 111,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 hrs 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:
  • describe the Nle’kepmxcin sound system including the orthographies and their developments;

  • describe the Nle’kepmxcin sound classes and features of the sounds;

  • identify the foundational components of the Nle’kepmxcin sound rules (phonological structure) and sound characteristics;

  • describe the critical components of the Nle’kepmxcin basic affixes (prefixes, suffixes and infixes) that deal with word-formation structures; and

  • identify the basic similarities and differences between Nle’kepmxcin and the neighboring Interior Salish languages dealt within this course.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Instructor handouts.
  • Other Resources:
  • Kroeber, P. (Current Edition). The Thompson language : Reconstructing Syntax. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Thompson, Laurence C. (Current Edition). The Thompson language. Missoula, MT: University of Montana-Linguistics Laboratory.
  • Thompson, Laurence C. (Current Edition). Thompson River Salish Dictionary: Nle’kepmxcin. Missoula, MT: University of Montana.
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