ERIC Number: ED255036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Central Yup'ik and the Schools. A Handbook for Teachers.
Jacobson, Steven A.; McGary, Jane, Ed.
This is one of a series of handbooks designed to assist classroom teachers, bilingual-bicultural education and special education program staff, counselors, and school administrators in instructional services for students from native Alaskan language groups. The unique sociocultural and linguistic characteristics of Yup'ik speakers as they relate to the school setting are addressed in this volume. Educational resources such as recommended readings; a listing of school districts enrolling students from this group; and sources of information, materials, and instructional assistance are provided. A map shows the distribution of Eskimo languages throughout the Arctic and a prefatory section discusses the study of language in general. Subsequent sections address these topics: the Aleut-Eskimo language family and the place of Yup'ik in it, dialects within languages, literacy and education in Central Yup'ik, the Yup'ik writing system, bilingual education, a comparison of Yup'ik and English (phonology, grammar, local English, Yup'ik-influenced English, discourse and nonverbal communication, linguistic borrowing, the Yup'ik numeral system, and the teacher's role), and the Yup'ik Eskimo culture. A Yup'ik alphabet chart, lists of resources, and enrollment data are also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Bilingual Education, Cultural Influences, Dialects, Enrollment Rate, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Grammar, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Linguistic Borrowing, Minority Groups, Native Language Instruction, Nonverbal Communication, Oral Language, Phonology, Pronunciation, Sociocultural Patterns
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Bilingual/Bicultural Education Programs.