I have always enjoyed sharing what I have learned with others.
My first teaching experience as a linguist was as a teaching assistant in the phonetics course at the University of Oklahoma Summer Institute of Linguistics in 1960.
While studying for the PhD degree at University of Alberta, I was privileged to teach an introductory course in linguistics, and a seminar in Native American languages.
Summers of 1970 to 1985 were spent at The University of North Dakota Summer Institute of Linguistics, where I taught the advanced grammatical analysis course, and supervised 4 or 5 Masters theses in linguistics.
A winter in Ottawa (1976-77) gave me opportunity to teach a graduate seminar in grammatical theory at the University of Ottawa.
Finally, I taught in the Native American Studies Department at the University of Lethbridge for about 18 years (see my CV).
developed courses in Spoken Blackfoot and in the Structure of Blackfoot, a
course on the Structure of Plains Cree, and also taught Introductory
Linguistics several times for the department of Modern Languages. From time to
time I also taught seminar courses on Blackfoot, Native American languages, and
other topics, to advanced students.
Though I took early retirement in 1994, I have continued to teach as a sessional instructor from time to time, and then as a "visiting professor" for about four years, at the U of L., as I miss the student contact when not teaching. I recently completed a two year, half-time appointment as a professor in the NAS department at U of L, and have continued to teach The Structure of Blackfoot as a sessional at least once per year since 2010.
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