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 FCE at the 200+ level in LIN/JAL

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)