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Yup'ik Eskimo Dictionary

Volumes I and II, Second Edition

by Jacobson, Steven A. (ed.)

1248 p., two volumes, 2 maps, 8.5 x 11

Format: paper

Price: $50.00


The most comprehensive Yup段k dictionary in existence, the second edition of this important work now adds extensive research on Central Alaskan Yup段k, enhancing the forty years of research done by Steven Jacobson on the Yup段k 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段k people. Combined with information from native Yup段k speakers, this research has led to a richly detailed dictionary that covers the entire language and all its dialects. Beyond the entries, the dictionary also offers sections on Yup段k spelling, early vocabulary, demonstrative words, and important intersections of Yup段k language and the wider culture such as the kayak, dogsled, parka, and old-style dwellings.

Steven A. Jacobson

Steven A. Jacobson is the author of many books on the Yup段k language, including A Practical Grammar of the Central Alaskan Yup段k Eskimo Language and the Yup段k Dialect Atlas and Study, and he has contributed to others, including the Comparative Eskimo Dictionary.

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