After completing this course, students will be able to describe and apply appropriate methods for linguistic and sociolinguistic surveys. Techniques will include rapid appraisal, collection and analysis of word lists, the comparative method, intelligibility testing, and language proficiency testing. Students will also be able to use observation, interviews, and oral questionnaires to ascertain ethnolinguistic identity, language vitality, language attitudes, and patterns of language use. They will be able to use language survey results to formulate language development strategy. Additional topics may include methods used for literacy surveys and assessing the potential for related language adaptation.
Course DetailsLevel: Graduate
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Spring
Prerequisites: AL4303 Principles of Phonological Analysis, AA5361 Principles of Language Survey
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