ERIC Number: ED394355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Ahtna Athabaskan Dictionary.
Kari, James, Ed.
This dictionary of Ahtna, a dialect of the Athabaskan language family, is the first to integrate all morphemes into a single alphabetically arranged section of main entries, with verbs arranged according to a theory of Ahtna (and Athabascan) verb theme categories. An introductory section details dictionary format conventions used, presents a brief history of Ahtna language research, and outlines Ahtna phonology and orthography, dialect patterns, organization of Ahtna-to-English main entries, and verb organization and patterns. The main section is of Ahtna-to-English main entries. A listing of unverified words from other sources, an English-to-Ahtna index, and a list of references are also included. Appended materials include listings and notes on loan words, directionals, numerals, theme formation strings, aspectual derivational strings, non-aspectual derivational strings, topics in Ahtna verb phonology, sample verb paradigms, and kinship terms. A map illustrates the geographic distribution of Ahtna dialects. Contains 67 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Athapascan Languages, Dictionaries, Geographic Distribution, Grammar, Language Patterns, Linguistic Borrowing, Maps, Morphology (Languages), Number Systems, Phonology, Regional Dialects, Syntax, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Verbs
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
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.