ERIC Number: ED394353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Yup'ik Eskimo Dictionary.
Jacobson, Steven A., Ed.
This dictionary covers the Central Yup'ik Eskimo language spoken in southwestern Alaska. An introductory section provides notes on Yup'ik phonology and orthography, outlines the volume's format, discusses several special issues in translation and phonology, and describes a number of dialects. The main section of the dictionary lists base words, with subsequent smaller sections devoted to postbases, endings, enclitics, and unverified words from older sources. Appendixes contain notes on inflection of personal pronouns, inflection of the independent relative pronoun, demonstratives, positional bases, lists of roots by type, numerals, calendar, kinship terms, and loan words, and a map. An English-to-Yup'ik index is also included. Contains approximately 150 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Geographic Distribution, Grammar, Kinship, Language Patterns, Linguistic Borrowing, Number Systems, Phonology, Regional Dialects, Spelling, Time, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Yupik
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.