BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

NSYL-221 - Nsyilxcen Structure and Syntax - 3.00 Credits

NSYL-221 - Nsyilxcen Structure and Syntax - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will expose the student to the basics structure and syntax of Nsyilxcen. Topics include an overview of the Salishan languages with regard to patterns and rules of various components of language. This course will also cover the introductory linguistic components of phonetics, phonology and morphology as it relates to Nsyilxcen. Including descriptive components of sentence building.
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  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree or Equivalent
    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 Nsyilxcen basics for sentence structure and patterns;

    • describe the Nsyilxcen features of complete sentence structure including increasing vocabulary for describing actions and things;

    • demonstrate use of the foundational components of the Nsyilxcen sound rules (phonological structure) and sound characteristics;

    • demonstrate use of the critical components of the Nsyilxcen  basic affixes (prefixes, suffixes, and infixes) that deal with word-formation structures; and

    • identify the basic similarities and differences between Nsyilxcen and the neighboring Interior Salish languages dealt within this course.

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