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Yup’ik Eskimo Dictionary Second Edition

Volumes 1 and 2

The most comprehensive Yup’ik dictionary in existence, the second edition of this important work now adds extensive research on Central Alaskan Yup’ik, enhancing the forty years of research done by Steven A. Jacobson on the Yup’ik language and dialects. Over these decades, Jacobson has combed through records of explorers, linguists, missionaries, and anyone who has come in contact with the actively migratory Yup’ik people. Combined with information from native Yup’ik speakers, that research has led to a richly detailed dictionary that covers the entire language and all its dialects. The dictionary also offers sections on Yup’ik spelling, early vocabulary, demonstrative words, and important intersections of Yup’ik language and culture such as the kayak, dogsled, parka, and old-style dwellings.

1,248 pages | 2 volumes, 1 halftone, 2 maps | 8 1/2 x 11 | © 2012

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Table of Contents

Volume 1
General Introduction
    Yup’ik Sounds and Spelling
    Dictionary Format and General Content of Entries
    Special Problems and Topics
    Yup’ik Dialects
    Phonology and Orthography
    Published Sources of Quoted Examples

Volume 2
Unverified Words from Older Sources
    1. Inflection of Personal Pronouns
    2. Inflection of the Quantifier/Qualifier Construction
    3. Demonstratives
    4. Positional Bases
    5. Lists of Roots by Type
    6. Numerals
    7. Calendar
    8. Kinship Terms
    9. Diagrams and Map
    10. Loan Words
    11. (Hitherto) Unpublished Texts Used as Sources of Examples
Bibliography of Lexical Sources
English-to-Yup’ik Index

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