ERIC Number: ED395495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
North Slope Inupiaq Literacy Manual.
The manual is designed to teach writing to native speakers of North Slope Inupiaq, a regional dialect of Alaskan Inupiaq Eskimo. Spelling is emphasized. An introductory section for teachers details the use of the manual, chapter by chapter, and suggests classroom activities. The first chapter provides an introduction to the writing system of North Slope Inupiaq. Subsequent chapters outline the characteristics of vowels, stop consonants, long vowels and diphthongs, syllables, voiced fricatives, voiceless fricatives, nasals, and long consonants. The final chapter presents general spelling rules. Each chapter includes exercises. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Inupiaq, Literacy Education, Native Language Instruction, Phonology, Pronunciation, Regional Dialects, Spelling, Syllables, 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
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Identifiers: Alaska (Northwest)