QUIL 121: Introduction to the Quileute Language

Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Distribution List
Academic Elective

This course is an introduction to the language of the Quileute-speaking tribes (the Quileute and Hoh). Students will begin by learning the phonetics (pronunciation and writing) of Quileute sounds and basic grammar. Emphasis will be on practical vocabulary, phrases and sentence-building for social interaction and public speaking as well as writing the Quileute language. Classes will also include Quileute cultural content and relevant language. (Elective)

  1. Demonstrate the use of the Quileute language in daily social and family settings, as emphasized in the lesson content, and to read and write Quileute.
  2. Develop conversational ability with regard to a variety of topics.
  3. Discuss appropriate behavior and speeches for ceremonial settings, meetings and intertribal activities such as the Paddle Journeys.
  4. Discuss language in the context of tribal culture, history and territory (including the Chemakum people).