Synopses & Reviews
An updated and comprehensive reference to the Aleut-Eskimo languages spoken from the northeastern tip of Siberia all the way east to Greenland, this easy-to-use volume groups related words from the modern Eskimo languages in comparative sets with their English equivalents. In total, ten dialects are covered—including five Inuit dialect groups, four Yup'ik languages, and Sirenikski—with Aleut cognates provided when possible. Separate sections are devoted to a grammatical overview, including demonstratives, inflectional endings, and derivational suffixes. Indices with both standard Eskimo spellings and English glosses enhance the usefulness of this volume.
About the Author
Michael Fortescue is professor of linguistics at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the author of many books, including Language Relations Across the Bering Strait and From the Writings of the Greenlanders: Kalaallit Atuakklaannit.
Steven Jacobson is professor emeritus of linguistics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His books include A Practical Grammar of the Central Alaskan Yup’ik Language and the Yup’ik Eskimo Dictionary.
Lawrence Kaplan is professor of linguistics and director of the Alaska Native Language Center.