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NLEK-111 - Nle?kepmx Language Pronunciation - Root Syllables - 3.00 Credits

NLEK-111 - Nle?kepmx Language Pronunciation - Root Syllables - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will provide students with an understanding of the polysynthetic syllable structures as they apply to the Nle?kepmx language for pronunciation in constructing words. These structures are crucial for the student's the way Nle?kepmx language root syllables are essential to construct meaning and their part in word construction and word meaning. Root structures are foundational for understanding root morphemes. Instruction and activities will include English and the Nle?kepmx language.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Nle?kepmx Language Fluency Certificate Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2021 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : NLEK 110, or permission of the instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree or equivalent.
    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:

    • demonstrate an understanding of the polysynthetic nature of Nłeʔkepmx language words;

    • describe how root syllables are essential to meaning make up words;

    • demonstrate an ability to hear and differentiate the different root syllables in a word;

    • describe the pronunciation of syllables when combined in words; and

    • describe the essential foundational structures in developing words.

    Text and Materials:
  • Jimmie, Mandy Na'zinek. Nle’kepmxcin handbook: A guide to learning (Draft). 2011. Merritt, BC. Unpublished manuscript.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T5:30PM - 8:30PM04 Jan 202123 Apr 2021