Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781602232334 Published October 2014
E-book $7.00 to $65.00 ISBN: 9781602232341 Published October 2014

Iñupiatun Uqaluit Taniktun Sivuninit/Iñupiaq to English Dictionary

Compiled by Edna MacLean

Iñupiatun Uqaluit Taniktun Sivuninit/Iñupiaq to English Dictionary
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Compiled by Edna MacLean

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

1,018 pages | 1 map, 25 line drawings | 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 | © 2014
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781602232334 Published October 2014
E-book $7.00 to $65.00 ISBN: 9781602232341 Published October 2014
This is a comprehensive treatment of one of Alaska’s oldest ancestral languages. Through its 19,000 entries and thirty-one appendices—with categories such as kin terms, names of constellations, and a list of explanations—the dictionary is an exceptional blend of linguistic and cultural references. 
“This magnificent reference is the fruit of decades of painstaking research by MacLean, who worked extensively with Native speakers of every local dialect. It offers far more than an alphabetical listing of Iñupiaq words followed by English translations. Readers will find clear, concise descriptions of most aspects of the phonology and grammar and over 30 finely illustrated appendixes on thematic topics such as kinship terms, locational words, the names of winds and ocean currents, Arctic flora and fauna, the names of sled and kayak details, number systems, and even snow terms.”
Lawrence Kaplan, director, Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
“The dictionary has been in the making for several decades, and the result is well worth the wait. MacLean and those who worked with her have consulted with Iñupiaq speakers from across Alaska’s North Slope to compile a comprehensive collection of word stems, along with postbases, grammatical endings, and an array of other valuable material. . . . This dictionary will prove fascinating for anyone interested in the Iñupiat and their language.”
General Introduction
          1. Iñupiaq-Inuit Language Distribution
          2. Overview of Iñupiaq Language Grammar
          3. Sounds and Symbols of the Iñupiaq Language
          4. Iñupiaq to English Dictionary Format
Iñupiaq Word Stems
Iñupiaq Postbases
Iñupiaq Word Endings
          1. Verb Moods and Endings
          2. Noun Cases
Iñupiaq Enclitics
          1. Inflection of Personal Pronouns
          2. Inflection of the Inclusive and Exclusive Pronouns
          3. Demonstrative Stems
          4. Roots and “Nominal” Stems
          5. Kinship Terms
          6. Ice Terms
          7. Snow Terms
          8. Segments of Time
          9. Names of Stars and Constellations
          10. Iñupiaq Names
          11. The Iñupiaq Counting System
          12. Area References
          13. Locational Terms
          14. Names of Ocean Currents
          15. Names of Winds
          16. Umiak
          17. Kayak
          18. Sled
          19. Bowhead Whale Shares
          20. Human Skull
          21. Human Skeleton
          22. Traditional Sod House
          23. Names of Mammals
          24. Names of Plants and Plant Parts
          25. Names of Insects
          26. Names of Birds
          27. Names of Fish, Mollusks, and Crustaceans
          28. Exclamations
          29. Names of Months
          30. Cardinal Numbers
          31. Ordinal Numbers
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