ERIC Number: ED396521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Yup'ik Phrase and Conversational Lessons.
Jacobson, Anna W.; Jacobson, Steven A., Ed.
This guide to conversational language in Yup'ik Eskimo is designed to accompany audiotape recordings (not included here). It contains the phrases and sentences used in 30 lessons. A brief introduction comments on the format of the text. Lessons are on these topics: Yup'ik phonology and common brief expressions; exclamations; greetings and leave-taking; common commands or requests; common questions and sample answers; personal conditions; introductions; asking and telling names and general dialogue; birthplace, birthday, age, and address; common nouns; general dialogue; directions; weather; counting; place names; seasons; time; days of the week; foods; household items; fish, animals, and birds; eating; at the store; making airplane reservations; having a steam bath; at the doctor's office; a short stay in a village; and holidays. Some lessons provide sentences for dialogue, while others provide phrases only. A brief bibliography of useful related works is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Alphabets, Conversational Language Courses, Daily Living Skills, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Interpersonal Communication, Oral Language, Phonology, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Yupik
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680; audiotapes also available.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.
Note: Accompanying audiotapes are not included here.