ERIC Number: ED432131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Yup'ik Stories Read Aloud = Yugcetun Qulirat Naaqumalriit Erinairissuutmun. With Transcriptions and Word-by-Word Translations.
Jacobson, Anna W.
Six traditional Yup'ik stories are presented in Yup'ik along with English word-for-word translations. Five of the selections are traditional Yup'ik myths or legends called "qulirat"--stories that have been transmitted from generation to generation and often have supernatural elements. The sixth is a personal account of life in a Kuskokwim River fish camp; this type of narrative is known in Yup'ik as a "qanemciq." A cassette tape with audio recordings of the stories is available to accompany the booklet. The purpose of the recordings and booklet, in addition to making Yup'ik stories available in an oral format, is to provide a means of helping students of Yup'ik to bridge the gap from understanding the printed text to understanding the spoken language in "real time." An introductory section to the booklet describes the materials, explains their history, provides background information on the language and culture, and offers some notes on each story. (MSE/JR)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Audiotape Recordings, Folk Culture, Mythology, Oral Tradition, Short Stories, Story Telling, Translation, Yupik
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680; Tel: 907-474-7874.
Publication Type: Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Identifiers: Alaska; Yupik Eskimos
Note: "Translations by Anna W. Jacobson in consultation with Steven A. Jacobson." Accompanying audiotape not available from ERIC.