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NSYL-111 - Nsyilxcen Pronunciation - Root Syllables - 3.00 Credits

NSYL-111 - Nsyilxcen Pronunciation - Root Syllables - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will provide students with an understanding of the polysynthetic syllable structures as they apply to the Nsyilxcen language for pronunciation in constructing words. These structures are crucial for the student's the way Nsyilxcen root syllables are essential to construct meaning and their part in word construction and word meaning. Root structures are foundational for understanding root morphemes. Instruction and activities will include English and the Nsyilxcen language.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : NSYL 110, (Previously INST 111) or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Related Master's and/or Bachelor's Degree and/or designate of Language authority under auspice of instructor of record.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:



    • demonstrate an understanding of the polysynthetic nature of Nsyilxcen words;

    • describe how root syllables are essential to meaning make up words;

    • demonstrate an ability to hear and differentiate the different root syllables in a word;

    • describe the pronunciation of syllables when combined in words; and


    describe the essential foundational structures in developing words.
    Text and Materials: No Text will be required. Audiotapes held in the En’owkin library will be used, including songs, stories and conversations.
    Other Resources: No Text; Audio taped pronunciation drills for beginner N’syilxcen.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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