ERIC Number: ED394354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Eskimo Dictionary with Aleut Cognates.
Fortescue, Michael, Ed.; And Others
This dictionary covers 10 Eskimo dialects (Alutiiq, Central Alaskan Yupik, Naukan, Central Siberian Yupik, Sirenik, Seward Peninsula Inuit, North Alaskan Inuit, Western Canadian Inuit, Eastern Canadian Inuit, Greenlandic Inuit). An introductory section details the classification of languages and dialects and their phonologies, and discusses the relationship of Eskimo and Aleut languages. Following this, the main section lists base words alphabetically, with dialectal variations. Subsequent sections address these categories of linguistic forms: forms from single Eskimo languages with proposed cognates in Aleut; postbases and enclitics; inflections; and demonstratives. Indexes are given separately for Aleut, Central Alaskan Yupik, Eastern Canadian Inuit, Greenlandic Inuit, and proto-form glosses. A dialect map with distribution of settlement is not included. Contains over 100 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Dictionaries, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Geographic Distribution, Grammar, Language Patterns, Maps, Morphology (Languages), Regional Dialects, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.