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    • LDL 252 Northern Plains Sign Language

      LDL 252 Northern Plains Sign Language 

      Course description This course is an intensive practical introduction to Plains Indian Sign Language (PISL) and explores how it was a primary mean of intertribal and trade communication between the Lakota, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Arapaho, and Crow prior to the arrival of Europeans and the rise of the use of English. The course will also explore how the use of hand gestures can be a major component and compliment to the speaking of Lakota and help the language be more visually expressive. Students will learn about PISL phonology: the location of the hand, its movement, shape, and

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    • testimonial - LDL 343 Field Methods and Transcription II

      LDL 343 Field Methods and Transcription II 

      Course description This course further develops field methods used in documenting endangered languages, particularly to the ways of recording texts in an audio format and transcribing them into a written format. The course offers theoretical background in corpus linguistics with a main focus on practical steps and skills required for transcribing audio texts. Course textbooks New Lakota Dictionary: Lakȟótiyapi-English / English-Lakȟótiyapi & Incorporating the Dakota Dialects of Yankton- Yanktonai & Santee-Sisseton. Edite

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