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NLEK-271 - Nle'Kepmxcin Structure & Analysis II - 3.00 Credits

NLEK-271 - Nle'Kepmxcin Structure & Analysis II - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will expose the student to an advanced analysis of word-formation and introductory analysis of Nle'kepmxcin sentence structure. Topics to be discussed will include various word-structures, basic to more-complex sentence types, and an introductory analysis of traditional narratives. Comparisons will be made with the immediate neighboring languages.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : NLEK 270, or permission of the instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's 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:
  • articulate components of Nle’kepmxcin structure including word, sentence and morphological structure;

  • articulate the various structural components of the Nle’kepmxcin structure including morphological structure;

  • analyze the structure of various forms of text: conversational, traditional stories;

  • perform an analysis of language word formation structures on an advanced level; and

  • discuss similarities and differences between Nle’kepmxcin and the neighboring Interior Salish languages as related to this course.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Thompson, L.C., Thompson, M.T., Egesdal, S.M. “Sketch of Thompson, a Salishan Language," in Ives Goddard (ed.) Handbook of North American Languages. (Vol. 17, pp 609-643): Languages. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.

  • Instructor handouts.
  • Other Resources:
  • Egesdal, S.M. (Current Edition). Stylized Characters' Speech in Thompson Salish Narrative. Missoula, MT: University of Montana.

  • Kroeber, P. (Current Edition). The Thompson language : Reconstructing Syntax. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Thompson, L. C. (Current Edition). Thompson River Salish Dictionary: Nle’kepmxcin. Missoula, MT: University of Montana.
  • Thompson M.T. & Egesdal, S.M. eds. (Current Editions). Salish Myths of Legends: One People's Stories (Native Literatures of the Amerticas Series). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Gardiner, D., Matthewson L., and Davis H. (Current Edition). "A Preliminary report on word order in Northern Interior Salish, In International Conference on Salishan and Neighboring Languages”. (28, pp. 139-157).
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