ERIC Number: ED395494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Deg Xinag Dindlidik: Deg Xinag Literacy Manual.
Hargus, Sharon, Comp.; Taff, Alice, Comp.
This manual is designed to teach learners of Deg Xinag, an Athabaskan language, its phonology, grammar, and common expressions. The first chapter details the phonological characteristics, pronunciation rules, and orthography of Deg Xinag. The second chapter lists common expressions, and the third provides six dialogues in Deg Xinag, with word-by-word English translation, and in free English translation. The fourth chapter contains two stories. The fifth provides drills for writing the sounds, words, and word groups and includes suggestions for creating one's own drills. Finally, a list of related publications in Deg Xinag is presented. Each chapter suggests activities to reinforce knowledge and skills. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Athapascan Languages, Dialogs (Language), Grammar, Language Patterns, Literacy Education, Native Language Instruction, Phonology, Pronunciation, Regional Dialects, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Written Language
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 900111, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0120.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Identifiers: Alaska; Ingalik
Note: "Deg Xinag words and texts and English translations by Alta Jerue and Hannah Maillelle."