This study analyses some of the grammar of the two dialectal areas of Central Arctic: Cumberland Peninsula and North Baffin Island. While not dealing in detail with all aspects of the Inuit grammar, it concentrates on an analysis of noun and verb structures. It also includes the use of the dual person.
About the author
Kenn Harper lived in the Arctic for 50 years in Inuit communities in Canada and in Qaanaaq, Greenland. He has worked as a teacher, historian, linguist, and businessman. He speaks Inuktitut, and has written extensively on Northern history and language. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a recipient of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Medal, and a Knight of the Order of Dannebrog (Denmark). Harper is the author of the bestselling Give Me My Father's Body, with a forthcoming new edition entitled Minik: The New York Eskimo.
Other titles by Kenn Harper
In Those Days: Inuit and Explorers
Inuit and Explorers
The Breathing Hole
In Those Days: Shamans, Spirits, and Faith in the Inuit North
Shamans, Spirits, and Faith in the Inuit North
In Those Days: Tales of Arctic Whaling
Tales of Arctic Whaling
Thou Shalt Do No Murder
Inuit, Injustice, and the Canadian Arctic
In Those Days: Arctic Crime and Punishment
Arctic Crime and Punishment