ERIC Number: ED415678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Aleut Grammar: Unangam Tunuganaan Achixaasix. A Descriptive Reference Grammar of the Alteutian, Pribilof, and Commander Islands Aleut Language. Alaska Native Language Center Research Paper Number 10.
The aim of this grammar is to analyze in some detail the mechanisms of the Aleut language as represented by older speakers and by earlier sources, and is intended for both students of Aleut and linguists in general. An introductory chapter gives background on the language's history, linguistic documentation, Aleut dialects, and outside influences. Subsequent chapters address these topics: phonology (phonemes, phonotactics, internal and external sandhi, contours, and expressive features); morphology (inflection and word classes, derivation/postbases); and syntax (subject and predicate, object, oblique terms, addition and removal of terms, construction of indefiniteness, noun phrases, temporal adverbials, verb phrases, conjoined predicates, clauses of purpose, linked clauses, anterior, conditional, participle clauses, report clauses, sentence connections). Some crucial structural differences from the cognate Eskimo language are discussed in the final chapter. (Contains 52 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Language Center.