BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NLEK-211 - Nle?kepmx Language Translation / Transliteration - 3.00 Credits

NLEK-211 - Nle?kepmx Language Translation / Transliteration - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides foundation in theory and practice for transcribing and translating Nle?kepmx 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 Nle?kepmx 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:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : NLEK 111, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree or equivalent.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    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 ability to recognize and write spoken Nłeʔkepmx language and reproduce them in the correct spelling in orthography

    • demonstrate an ability to translate and transcribe in everyday oral communication;

    • develop listening, writing and reading skills relevant to spoken Nłeʔkepmx language;

    • demonstrate basic linguistic processes: phonology, morphology, phonetics, and syntax;

    • demonstrate an ability to keyboard using the Okanagan font;

    • apply basic writing for informal or one-on-one situations;

    • apply basic reading for informal or formal communication to small and large groups; and

    • apply basic writing in culturally appropriate protocol words and phrases.

    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 Unpublished manuscript.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
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