Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2018

NATAMST C70 001 | CCN: 25788

Working with Grammar: Linguistic Tools for Learning and Teaching a Native American Language

Line H.L. Mikkelsen

TU, TH 9:30 am - 10:59 am Barrows 151

3 Units

Description

This course is for people who want to learn a Native American language, understood to include any of the hundreds of indigenous languages of North, Central, and South America. Since most of these languages are not taught in the usual formal educational settings, a major emphasis of the course is helping students develop strategies for self-directed language learning and effective teaching methods to help others learn as well. The course will also provide a basic introduction to principles of linguistic analysis that will make materials developed by specialists more accessible and useful to learners.