LIN458H1: Revitalizing Languages

Hours

24L

A study of language endangerment and language revitalization efforts, focusing on Indigenous languages of Canada. Topics include language classification and a survey of major features of the languages, what it means for a language to be endangered, the factors that contribute to language shift, and efforts to reverse language shift, including discussion of literacy, documentary linguistics and dictionaries.

Prerequisite
LIN101H1, LIN102H1 plus 2.0 credits at the 200+ level in LIN/JAL
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Social Science
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)