ERIC Number: ED395482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Central Yup'ik and the Schools. A Handbook for Teachers.
Jacobson, Steven A.
The guide is intended for classroom teachers and school district personnel to use in planning and implementing bilingual education and native language instruction for Yup'ik populations in Alaska. Focus here is on the linguistic and sociocultural characteristics of the Central Yup'ik dialect and its speakers, especially as they relate to the school setting. Chapters address these topics: the study of language in general; an overview of the Eskimo and Aleut languages and the place of Yup'ik and other dialects in it; literacy and education in Central Yup'ik (development of Yup'ik writing, modern written Yup'ik, and bilingual education); Yup'ik compared with English, and implications for the teacher (differences in sounds, importance of pronunciation, grammar differences, Yup'ik grammar and local English, the teacher and Yup'ik-influenced English, discourse and non-verbal communication, borrowing words from one language to another, the Yup'ik numeral systems); and a brief note on Yup'ik Eskimo culture. Appended materials include a Yup'ik alphabet chart, bibliography, a list of further information sources, a list of districts serving Yup'ik-speaking students, and data on bilingual enrollments in Alaska. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Alphabets, Bilingual Education, Contrastive Linguistics, Geographic Distribution, Grammar, Linguistic Borrowing, Maps, Native Language Instruction, Native Speakers, Nonverbal Communication, Number Systems, Phonology, Pronunciation, Regional Dialects, School Districts, Sociocultural Patterns, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Written Language, Yupik
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 900111, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0120.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.