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    • testimonial - LDL 231 Immersion Methods I

      LDL 231 Immersion Methods I 

      Course description This course offers theoretical insights and practical training in various immersion strategies, activities, and approaches in preschool through first grade classrooms.

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    • testimonial - LDL 240 Process Writing I

      LDL 240 Process Writing I 

      Course description This course provides an introduction to the methods of process writing as an approach to creating texts in various genres, developing a literary style, and broadening the expression of ideas and concepts in Očhéthi Šakówiŋ.

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    • testimonial - LDL 241 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Reading I

      LDL 241 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Reading I 

      Course description This course provides an introduction to the methods of process writing as an approach to creating texts in various genres, developing a literary style, and broadening the expression of ideas and concepts in Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. Course textbooks New Lakota Dictionary: Lakȟótiyapi-English / English-Lakȟótiyapi & Incorporating the Dakota Dialects of Yankton- Yanktonai & Santee-Sisseton. Edited by Jan F. Ullrich. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2011.

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    • testimonial - LDL 243 Field Methods and Transcription I

      LDL 243 Field Methods and Transcription I 

      Course description An essential part of language revitalization is the documentation of the language. This is dependent on effective field methods and reliable transcription of recorded texts. This course is designed to teach recording language data from native speakers and transcribing them. Course textbooks New Lakota Dictionary: Lakȟótiyapi-English / English-Lakȟótiyapi & Incorporating the Dakota Dialects of Yankton- Yanktonai & Santee-Sisseton. Edited by Jan F. Ullrich. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2011.

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    • testimonial - LDL 251 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Song and Dance

      LDL 251 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Song and Dance 

      Course description This course will provide an introduction to the music and dance of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. The course will include the traditional repertory, cultural context of musical and dance performance, musical styles and song types, dance styles, and study of dance regalia. Some comparative materials from other Native American tribes will be included. Required textbooks Lakota Song and Dance. Black Bear, Benjamin Sr. , Theisz, Ronnie. Sinte Gleska Press, 1984.

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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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    • LDL 341 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Reading II

      LDL 341 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Reading II 

      Course description This course offers an in-depth examination of reading as a method of learning and teaching a second language. The course focuses on assessing reading ability; building comprehension; and the relationship between readings skills and general language competence. Course textbooks New Lakota Dictionary: Lakȟótiyapi-English / English-Lakȟótiyapi & Incorporating the Dakota Dialects of Yankton- Yanktonai & Santee-Sisseton. Edited by Jan F. Ullrich. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2011.

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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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    • testimonial - LDL 421 Intensive Očhéthi Šakówiŋ for Advanced-Intermediates I

      LDL 421 Intensive Očhéthi Šakówiŋ for Advanced-Intermediates I 

      Course description The course extends the proficiency and fluency achieved in the previous courses. Areas covered include various means of expressing 'as if' and 'as'; adverbials such as location, direction, manner, and degree; and headless relative clauses. Required textbooks New Lakota Dictionary: Lakȟótiyapi-English / English-Lakȟótiyapi & Incorporating the Dakota Dialects of Yankton- Yanktonai & Santee-Sisseton. Edited by Jan F. Ullrich. Lakota Language Consortium, Bloomington, 2011.

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