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By Osahito Miyaoka

The quantity is an incredible grammar of valuable Alaskan Yupik (CAY). it's the end result of the author's linguistic stories performed in Alaska and in different places in view that round 1960, with assistance of many local audio system. crucial Alaskan Yupik is presently the main lively of the 19 ultimate local Alaskan languages. Descriptive in nature, wide and deep, this grammar is of typological and of ethnological/anthropological curiosity. Given the seriously endangered nation of the language, this a lot of descriptive linguistic fabric is with no comparability within the field.

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966 Questions ...................................................................................... 968 Ditransitives compared with extended trivalents ......................... 970 Chapter 36 Root-derived stems ....................................................................................... 1. Emotional roots ............................................................................ 2. Postural roots ................................................................................ 1. Direct inflection with no expander ...............................................

1265 Chapter 44 Negation (VVn) ........................................................................................... 1. Double and partial negation ....................................................... 1285 Chapter 45 Comparison ................................................................................................. 1. Comparative degree .................................................................... 1. Intransitive constructions ...........................................................

Though seriously endangered, CAY has by far the largest number of speakers in Alaska and the most likely to have any hope of survival beyond the twenty-first century, perhaps not only in Alaska but also all the indigenous languages of the United States. CAY is spoken along the coast of southwestern Alaska and its major river systems, including the area south of Golovin and Elim (Norton Sound), along the Yukon (up to Holy Cross) and the Kuskokwim (up to Sleetmute), on Nelson Island and Nunivak Island, down the coast to Bristol Bay, and along the northern coast of the Alaska Peninsula.

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