LING 492 - Topics in Linguistics
Section: 005 Athapaskan Linguistics
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course introduces students to the grammatical structure of Athapascan languages and more generally to the field of language endangerment and revitalization. The course begins with an overview of the language family and general grammatical features, and then turns to particular issues in Athapascan linguistics, such as harmony, D-effect, tense/aspect/mode, and verb morphology generally. In conjunction with these issues, we will work together to identify some of the theoretical concerns these languages address or complicate for formal approaches to language and some of the applied issues these languages raise in relation to language endangerment and revitalization. For the final part of the course, we will discuss some of the concerns faced by researchers documenting and analyzing endangered languages, such as the role(s) of linguists and linguistic research beyond academia, the techniques used to “save” endangered languages, and the pedagogical and practical dilemmas faced by all invested in endangered language research. This course requires some background in Linguistics, or the permission of the instructor.

LING 492 - Topics in Linguistics
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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