MAN 110 – Mandan Phonology I

  • A linguistic understanding of Mandan is essential to teaching the language knowledgably and being effective in the classroom. Proper teaching of Mandan is dependent on a firm foundation in the sound system and rules of a language.  This course is the primary linguistic introduction to the Mandan phonetic system– its sounds and writing system.  The week-long course will be devoted to an overview of the Mandan phonetic system and will focus on training consistency in writing the language.  Special emphasis will be on developing a basic, technical linguistic understanding of Mandan phonology, the issues and difficulties associated with English speakers learning these sounds, and developing a professional approach on teaching these concepts.  The use of the specialized Mandan font and keyboard software will also be covered.


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