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LIN 130 - Language Revitalization and Reclamation Methodologies


This course is a practical, hands-on introduction to language revitalization and reclamation methods. A key aim is to support students involved in Wabanaki community language reclamation, but also similar efforts by other communities, families, and individuals, e.g., people wishing to (re)learn, share, and maintain Somali, Maine French, Irish, or other home language. The primary question is: what does it take to genuinely bring the language back into the home, and from there to reclaim public and community space for it? Students will examine language-teaching approaches and what it takes to understand the language itself in a non-technical but accurate way for accessible and effective teaching. Students also will look at essential issues such as language anxiety and avoidance, learning technologies, and core ethical questions in reclamation work, which will enable them to develop a service-learning project that applies the principles and approaches learned in this course.

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Credits: 3

Meets the Following Core Requirement: Culture, Power, and Equity; Engaged Learning
Course Typically Offered: Spring
Course Type: Linguistics



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