ERIC Number: ED398760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Phonological Issues in North Alaskan Inupiaq. Alaska Native Language Center Research Papers No. 6.
Kaplan, Lawrence D.
The monograph on the North Alaskan dialect of Inupiaq, an Eskimo language, makes a phonological comparison of the two sub-dialects, Barrow and Kobuk. An introductory section outlines basic word structure and standard orthography, and gives an overview of the dialects' phonology. Subsequent sections give an extensive phonological analysis of these patterns and processes: consonant assimilation; assibilation and palatization; and consonant gemination. In general, a synchronic perspective is taken, although some consideration is given to historic factors. Loan words and changes possibly attributable to contact with English are also explored briefly. Contains 54 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Contrastive Linguistics, Descriptive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics, English, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Inupiaq, Language Patterns, Linguistic Borrowing, Morphology (Languages), Orthographic Symbols, Phonology, Regional Dialects, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.