The Language of the Inuit

The Language of the Inuit

Syntax, Semantics, and Society in the Arctic

Book - 2010
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McGill Queens Univ Pr
A historical and anthropological overview of Inuit peoples through the study of language.

The culmination of forty years of research, The Language of the Inuit maps the geographical distribution and linguistic differences between the Eskaleut and Inuit languages and dialects. Providing details about aspects of comparative phonology, grammar, and lexicon as well as Inuit prehistory and historical evolution, Louis-Jacques Dorais shows the effects of bilingualism, literacy, and formal education on Inuit language and considers its present status and future. An enormous task, masterfully accomplished, The Language of the Inuit is not only an anthropological and linguistic study of a language and the broad social and cultural contexts where it is spoken but a history of the language's speakers.

Publisher: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2010
Description: xii, 396 p. : maps ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780773536463
Branch Call Number: 497.12 Dor


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