KLA 121: Introduction to the Klallam Language

Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Distribution List
Academic Elective

An introduction to the basics of Coast Salish languages focusing on Klallam, the language of the northern Olympic Peninsula. After covering the sound system and alphabet with practice in listening, spelling, and pronunciation, the course will introduce the fundamental transitive and intransitive grammatical constructions with an emphasis on useful phrases. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

  1. Pronounce words properly in Klallam.
  2. Demonstrate accurate hearing and understanding of Klallam useful phrases.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the beauty and complexity of the language.