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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 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 242 Discursive Narrative and Recording

      LDL 242 Discursive Narrative and Recording 

      Course description This course provides students with the opportunity to create and record a narrative in Očhéthi Šakówiŋ.

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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 250 Indigenous Language I

      LDL 250 Indigenous Language I 

      Course description This course is an introductory survey of indigenous language loss and revitalization. The course surveys North American languages, the history of language loss, and the contemporary movements underway to revitalize these languages. The course will focus on “best practices” currently in use – including those among the Maori and Hawaiian – with special attention placed on topics like immersion, the use of media, and teacher education.

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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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    • testimonial - LDL 308 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Grammar III

      LDL 308 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Grammar III 

        Course description This course will build on 208 to extend the students' knowledge of Lakota grammar in use. The course is designed to teach grammar rules in context and with the aim of communicating in the language, rather than for knowing grammar for its own end. Therefore, all grammar rules will be introduced within the context of everyday communicative situations or traditional narratives. Students will practice conjugating verbs of all types, learn more about various types of clauses, determinants, partitives, adverbials, attributive verbs, active verbs, verbs with vario

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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 310 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Inflectional Morphology II

      LDL 310 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Inflectional Morphology II 

      Course description This course introduces advanced Očhéthi Šakówiŋ inflection morphology and morphological irregularities. 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 311 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Syntax II

      LDL 311 Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Syntax II 

      Course Description: This course is a comprehensive overview of various types of clauses, noun phrases, topic and comment structures, noun incorporation in verbs, conjunctions, and postpositional phrases. 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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