LIN302H1: South American Indigenous Languages



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This course is an overview of linguistic diversity in South America, centred on Brazilian indigenous languages and peoples. Students will be introduced to current practices in the maintenance and revitalization of Brazilian indigenous languages and current strategies for empowering indigenous peoples (such as training indigenous filmmakers and music production). We will study aspects of the grammar of Brazilian languages through the analysis of small data sets, and we will discuss the influence of Brazilian indigenous languages on Brazilian Portuguese. Not offered every year.

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Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)