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Department of Linguistics | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2021

Indigenous Language Proficiency

Certificate

This program is for students who wish to acquire conversational and literacy skills in a particular Indigenous language, to teach this language in schools, or to enhance their language for cultural reasons or professional objectives.

The certificate can be completed on a full or part time basis.

Advanced placement through course challenge to a maximum of nine units is possible for fluent speakers. Credit may be applied to a specific language and is achieved by examination from an instructor in that language with the approval of the department.

Advising for this certificate is provided by the Indigenous Languages Program (INLP). Students should plan their program in consultation with the INLP Advisor (inlp@sfu.ca). Each cohort must also consult with their respective language cohort's INLP Associate Director (inlp@sfu.ca) on course electives planning.

Program Requirements

The certificate consists of 27 units. At least 12 must be earned by completing courses in the Indigenous language itself.

Students complete or achieve equivalent credit for the following.

INLG 130 - Practical Phonetics for Indigenous Languages (3)

Practical training in the description of sounds used in language. Prerequisite: Students in the Indigenous Studies program should complete INLG 133 before INLG 130. Students with credit for FNLG 130 or LING 130 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A390 TBD
A970 TBD
INLG 133 - Introduction to Indigenous Language I (3) *

Introduces the structure of an Indigenous language, including phonetics, vocabulary, word formation, and grammatical constructions. Based on a designated language and usually chosen from the Northwest coast area. Students may retake this course for credit with focus on a different Indigenous language. Students who have credit for FNLG 231 may not take this course for further credit for the same designated language.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A340 TBD
A345 TBD
A350 TBD
A360 TBD
A370 TBD
A380 TBD
A390 TBD
A500 TBD
A970 TBD
INLG 134 - Introduction to INLG II (3) *

A continuation of the introductory course in an Indigenous language, including phonetics, vocabulary, word formation, and grammatical constructions. Based on a designated language and will usually be chosen from the Northwest Coast area. Students may take this course for credit with focus on a different Indigenous language. Prerequisite: INLG (or FNLG) 133. Students who have completed FNLG 134 or FNLG 232 or LING 232 may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated language.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A350 TBD
A370 TBD
A380 TBD
A385 TBD
A390 TBD
A500 TBD
INLG 200 - Introduction to Grammar in an Indigenous Language (3)

A practical overview of the grammar of an Indigenous language based on linguistic principles for those desiring basic knowledge of language structure, grammatical categories and grammatical analysis. This course is particularly suited for students interested in learning and teaching an Indigenous language. Students with credit for FNLG 200 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A100 TBD
A330 TBD
A500 TBD
A600 TBD
INLG 233 - Description and Analysis of an Indigenous Language I (3) *

An intermediate course in the structure of an Indigenous language, including writing systems, texts, general linguistic properties, and language family. Based on a designated language and usually chosen from the Northwest Coast area. Prerequisite: INLG (or FNLG) 134. Students who have completed FNLG 331 for a designated language may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated language.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A100 TBD
A340 TBD
A350 TBD
A390 TBD
A500 TBD
A600 TBD
INLG 234 - Description and Analysis of an Indigenous Language II (3) *

A continuation of the intermediate course in an Indigenous language, including writing systems, texts, general linguistic properties, and language family. Based on a designated language and usually chosen from the Northwest Coast area. Students may retake this course with focus on a different Indigenous language. Prerequisite: INLG (or FNLG) 233. Students with credit for FNLG 332 may not take this course for further credit for the same designated language.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A100 TBD
A340 TBD
A350 TBD
A370 TBD
A380 TBD
A390 TBD
A600 TBD

In addition, students must complete at least nine units selected from the following courses.

INLG 158 - Indigenous Language Immersion I (3)

Intensive language instruction in an Indigenous language at a beginner level. The course will be based on a designated language to be named each time it is taught. Students who have completed LANG 132, 158 or 224 for a designated language may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated language. Students with credit for FNLG 158 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A970 TBD
INLG 258 - Indigenous Language Immersion II (3)

Intensive language instruction in an Indigenous language at an intermediate level. The course will be based on a designated language to be named each time it is taught. Please inquire at Indigenous Languages Program (inlp@sfu.ca) for information on placement. Students who have completed LANG 248 for a designated language may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated language. Students with credit for FNLG 258 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A500 TBD
INLG 335 - Topics in Indigenous Language I (3)

Content varies as required by Indigenous language communities or learners. Usually focuses on intermediate to advanced level topics on structural aspects of a particular Indigenous language, emphasizing language learning and teaching. Prerequisite: INLG (or FNLG) 130, INLG (or FNLG) 133, INLG (or FNLG) 233 or permission of instructor. Recommended: LING 360.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A100 TBD
A320 TBD
A330 TBD
A390 TBD
A395 TBD
A600 TBD
A900 TBD
A920 TBD
INLG 433 - Indigenous Language Mentoring I (3) *

Intended for advanced learners of a particular Indigenous language. Offers advanced vocabulary and/or grammatical skills through individualized practice with fluent speakers (usually elders) of that language. Enrollment requires prior approval of the Department of Linguistics and the local Indigenous community. Students will be evaluated on the basis of the individualized goals and objects set at the beginning of the course. Prerequisite: INLG (or FNLG) 332 or permission of course supervisor. Students who have completed FNLG 433 (or LING 433) for a designated language may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated language.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A900 TBD
INLG 434 - Indigenous Language Mentoring II (3) *

Offers additional advanced vocabulary and/or grammatical skills in the Indigenous language through individualized practice with fluent speakers (usually elders) of that language. Prerequisite: INLG (or FNLG) 433 or permission of course supervisor. Recommended: LING 431 and 432. Students who have completed FNLG 434 (or LING 434) for a designated language may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated language.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A320 TBD
A375 TBD
INLG 435 - Topics in Indigenous Language II (3)

Content varies as required by Indigenous language communities or learners. Usually focuses on advanced level topics on structural aspects of a particular Indigenous language, emphasizing language learning and teaching. Students may repeat this course for further credit under a different topic. Prerequisite: LING 220, INLG (or FNLG) 332 or permission of instructor. Recommended: LING 360, 431 and 432. Students who have completed FNLG 435 for a designated topic may not complete this course for further credit for the same designated topic.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A100 TBD
A320 TBD
A390 TBD
A900 TBD
LING 160 - Language, Culture and Society (3) *

An introduction to language in its social and cultural dimensions. Students who have taken LING 260 prior to Fall 2008 may not take LING 160 for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Suzanne Hilgendorf
We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LING 282W - Writing for Linguistics (3) *

Develops skills in writing in linguistics while providing a closer look at fundamental concepts of the discipline. As topics examined may vary by term, this course may be repeated once for credit if the topic is different. Prerequisite: LING 220. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Panayiotis Pappas
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LING 360 - Introduction to Applied Linguistics (3) *

Theoretical and practical aspects of second language learning. Prerequisite: LING 282W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Wei Wah Wong
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
LING 431 - Language Structures I (3) *

Detailed examination of the structure of a selected language. Prerequisite: LING 282W; or LING 221 and 222.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A100 TBD
LING 432 - Language Structures II (3) *

Detailed examination of the structure of a selected language. Prerequisite: LING 282W; or LING 221 and 222.

* may be used if the subject matter is the same Indigenous language