ERIC Number: ED185826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Bibliography of Educational Publications for Alaska Native Languages.
McGary, Jane, Comp.
A bibliography on Alaska native languages covering educational publications printed during 1968-78 is presented. The document concentrates on printed materials produced for school use in modern practical orthographies and is divided into two major sections, Indian languages and Eskimo-Aleut languages, and within these into sections by language. All Alaska native languages except Eyak are represented. The introductory paragraph at the beginning of each section briefly describes the language's status, service agencies, bilingual education programs, and present active research. For most languages, the name and address of at least one linguist knowledgeable on the language is included, as well as a list of a few ethnographic or literary works on the background of the people and their culture. The reference section lists such basic works as dictionaries and grammars. Because of the availability of a number of relevant works, sections on bilingual education materials are added for Central Yupik and Inupiaq. These include reports, curricula, and similar materials, in English, referring specifically to these languages. Materials designed primarily for learning the native language as a second language, including nontechnical (teaching) grammars, graded lessons, conversational lessons, and basic vocabulary materials, are included. All materials are designated by the appropriate educational level. (SW)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Languages, Bilingual Education, Cultural Education, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Instructional Materials, Reading Materials, Reference Materials, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK 99701.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.