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Foreign Language Study Native American Languages

Some aspects of the grammar of the Eskimo dialects of Cumberland Peninsula and North Baffin Island

by (author) Kenn Harper

Canadian Museum of History
Initial publish date
Jan 1974
Native American Languages, Native American Studies
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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.

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