Paper $33.00 ISBN: 9781555000509 Published December 1995
Cloth $33.00 ISBN: 9781555000622 Published December 1995

Practical Grammar of the Central Alaskan Yup'ik Eskimo Language

Steven A. Jacobson

Practical Grammar of the Central Alaskan Yup'ik Eskimo Language

Steven A. Jacobson

Distributed for Alaska Native Language Center

568 pages | 7 x 10 | © 1995  
Paper $33.00 ISBN: 9781555000509 Published December 1995
Cloth $33.00 ISBN: 9781555000622 Published December 1995
Contents
Preface
Map of Central Yup’ik with Dialect Areas
Chapter 1: Yup’ik phonology and orthography
Chapter 2: Intransitive Indicative Verbs; Yes-No Questions
Chapter 3: Absolutive Case as Subject of Intransitive Verb; Ablative-Modalis Case as Indefinite Object of Intransitive Verb; Ablative-Modalis of Place from Which and of Specification
Chapter 4: Formation of Absolutive Plural and Dual; Terminalis Case for Place to Which; Localis Case for Place at Which; Preview of Content Questions and the Interrogative Mood
Chapter 5: Possessed Absolutive Case with First and Second Person Possessor; Preview of the Optative Mood
Chapter 6: Vialis case; Equalis Case; Overview of Demonstrative Pronouns and Adverbs and First Group of These to be Memorized (Others distributed through later chapters)
Chapter 7: Possessed Absolutive with Third Person Possessor; Unpossessed Relative and its use and Possessor; Third Person Possessor Oblique Cases; Positional Bases; Second Terminalis
Chapter 8: Transitive Indicative Verbs with Third Person Objective and any Subject; Transitive vs. Intransitive and Related Case Assignments: Agentive vs. Patientive Verbs and the “half-transitive” Postbase; Fourth Person Absolutive Objects; Further Preview of the Optative.
Chapter 9: Ablative-modalis with Verbs of Giving and with Verbs of Communicating; Transitive Indicative with Third Person Subject and First or Second Person Objects; Possessed Relative with First or Second Person Possessor; Possessed Oblique Cases with First or Second Person Possessor; Impersonal Subject Verbs.
Chapter 10: Third Person Possessed Relative; Transitive Indicative First to Second Person and Second to First Person; Fourth Person Possessed Relative; The “V for, with, to’ Postbase; Adverbial and Exclamatory Particles; The Exclamation Forming Suffix”
Chapter 11: Interrogative Mood; Basic Numerals; Days of the Week; (ar)-deletion
Chapter 12: Second Person Subject Optative (commands); First Person Non-Singular Intransitive Optative (suggestions); Verbalizing Postbases for Demonstrative Adverbs; ‘be in a state of having V-ed’ Postbase
Review for Chapters 2-12
Chapter 13: Seasons of the Year; Absolutive for Time; Independent vs. Dependent Verb Moods; Subordinative Mood
Chapter 14: Adjective Equivalents; Color Words; Relative Clause Equivalents; Comparatives; Localis with Comparatives
Chapter 15: Dependent Moods not Subject to the Constraints on the Subordinative; Precessive Mood; Consequential Mood; Third Person vs. Fourth Person Subjects and Objects
Chapter 16: Contingent Mood; Concessive Mood; Conditional Mood; Contrafactual Conditionals
Chapter 17: First Contemporative Mood; Second Contemporative Mood
Chapter 18: Compound-Verbal Postbases; Terminalis as Subject of Embedded Transitive Verb; The Observational Construction
Review for Chapters 13-18
Chapter 19: Quantifier / Qualifier Construction; Postural Roots; Emotional Roots; Dimensional Roots; Verbs Used Directly as Nouns; Dependents vs. Autonomous Subordinative
Chapter 20: Transitive Interrogative with Non-Singular Subjects; Postbases for ‘Condition with respect to V-ing,’ ‘the way to V,’ ‘the act, activity or state of V-ing”
Chapter 21: Participial Mood; More on the Observational Construction; Personal Pronouns; Postbases that go on Verbs and Apply to the Subject; Exclamation Formation with the Interrogative
Chapter 22: Optative with First Person and Third Person Subjects; Various Irregularly Suffixing Postbase; Sentence Constructions with Two Independents Verbs.
Chapter 23: Numerals; Ordinal Numerals; Numerals of Repetition; Money; Time; Kinship Terms
Chapter 24: Duals; Place Names; Personal Names; Loan Words from Russian and Other Languages in You’ik; Use of English Words in Yup’ik; Coining of New Yup’ik Words; Yup’ik Dialects; Old Writing Systems for Yuk’ik

Supplementary Readings

Appendices: Tables of Endings; Noun Paradigms; Verb Paradigms; Inflection of Demonstratives
Yup’ik-to-English Vocabulary
Yup’ik-to-English Postbases and Enclitics
English-to-Yup’ik Vocabulary
Subject Index
Bibliography
Addenda to 2000 printing: Supplementary Exercises: Bibliography of Newly Published Materials in Central Yup’ik.
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