Teaching

In Academic Year 2017-2018, I am teaching two courses in the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program at the University of British Columbia, one in Term 1 (Fall) and one in Term 2 (Spring):

Term 1: FNEL 180: Introduction to Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization

Foundational concepts in the critical study of cultural, historical, social, and political factors that impact language loss, retention, and revival. Introducing strategies and practical methodologies for collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-based documentation and revitalization projects for First Nations and Indigenous languages. 3 credits.

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Term 2: FNEL 380: Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization

Digital tools for endangered language documentation, conservation, and revitalization. Overview of best practices, introduction to community engagement and capacity-building, protocols and ethics, project design, cultural context, orthographies, use of audio, video and still photography, data management, archiving and web publishing. 3 credits.


In Academic Year 2016-2017, I taught two courses at the University of British Columbia, one in Term 1 (Fall) and one in Term 2 (Spring):

Term 1: FNEL 180: Introduction to Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization
Foundational concepts in the critical study of cultural, historical, social, and political factors that impact language loss, retention, and revival. Introducing strategies and practical methodologies for collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-based documentation and revitalization projects for First Nations and Indigenous languages. 3 credits.

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Term 2: FNEL 382: Lexicography for Endangered Languages
Foundational concepts in the discipline of compiling, editing, managing and hosting dictionaries, also known as lexicography. Special focus on the technical and ethical considerations for community-based lexicography projects for endangered and BC First Nations languages.

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In Academic Year 2015-2016, I taught two courses at the University of British Columbia, one in Term 1 (Fall) and one in Term 2 (Spring):

Term 1: FNEL 180: Introduction to Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization
Foundational concepts in the critical study of cultural, historical, social, and political factors that impact language loss, retention, and revival. Introducing strategies and practical methodologies for collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-based documentation and revitalization projects for First Nations and Indigenous languages. 3 credits. Click here to register.

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Term 2: FNEL 380: Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization
Digital tools for endangered language documentation, conservation, and revitalization. Overview of best practices, introduction to community engagement and capacity-building, protocols and ethics, project design, cultural context, orthographies, use of audio, video and still photography, data management, archiving and web publishing. 3 credits.

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In Academic Year 2014-2015, I taught two courses at the University of British Columbia, one in Term 1 (Fall) and one in Term 2 (Spring):

Term 1: FNLG 480A.001: Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization.

FNLG 480

Critical study of the historical, social, cultural, political, and economic factors impacting on language loss, retention, and revival. While the principal focus is the endangered status of British Columbia’s First Nations languages, these issues are contextualized in the global context of massive language extinction and the erosion of complex systems of human knowledge. Research on and application of methodologies for collaborative, transdisciplinary, community-based documentation and revitalization humanity’s Indigenous linguistic heritage.

Term 2: FNLG 448T.001: Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation and Revitalization.

FNLG 448T

Students learned about digital tools for endangered language documentation, conservation, and revitalization. Focus on protocols, ethics, cultural context, community engagement, capacity-building. Survey of best practices in project design; orthographic representation; data management, archiving, web publishing; use of audio, video, and still photography.


Previously, at Yale, I taught the following classes:

Academic Year 2013-2014

Spring 2014
Himalayan Languages and Cultures
South Asian Studies (SAST) 369/569 & Anthropology (ANTH) 353/553

Fall 2013
Himalayan Collections at Yale
Anthropology (ANTH) 317, History of Art (HSAR) 479, South Asian Studies (SAST) 363 and East Asian Studies (EAST) 363

Academic Year 2012-2013

Spring 2013
Himalayan Languages and Cultures
South Asian Studies (SAST) 369/569 & Anthropology (ANTH) 353/553

Fall 2012
Himalaya through Film and Text
South Asian Studies (SAST) 372/672; Anthropology (ANTH) 338 and Film Studies (FILM) 329