LINGUIST List 9.786

Tue May 26 1998

Sum: Inuktitut Spatial Terms

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  1. Hilary Young, Inuktitut spatial terms

Message 1: Inuktitut spatial terms

Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 11:58:27 -0300 (ADT)
From: Hilary Young <>
Subject: Inuktitut spatial terms

A few weeks ago I posted a query to list regarding Inuktitut spatial 
terms. I have since received many responses. Below is the original 
query followed by a list of recommended references. Thanks again to all 
who took the time to respond.

I was hoping someone out there could help me 
with my research. I'm beginning a project on Inuktitut spatial terms and 
am looking for any resources that might be useful. In particular, I'll 
be exploring the 'in front of'/'behind' relation in a Cognitive Grammar 
framework. >

>I have Spalding's Inuktitut grammar, Fortescue's West Greenlandic grammar,
>Denny's article on spatial deixis, and I know of Cornillac's 'Systematiqye
>des contructions lexicales en inuktitut', Paillet's 'Deixis et
>representation de l'espace en Inuktitut' and Lowe's 'De l'espace au temps
>en Inuktitut'.
>If anyone knows of other resources on spatial terms in eastern arctic
>languages (or related), I'd appreciate hearing from you.

Suggested references include the following:

Allen, Shanley. 1996. Aspects of Argument Structure Alternation in 
	Inuktitut. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Bergsland's West Greenlandic Dictionary

Bravo, Michael T. 1996. "The Accuracy of Ethnoscience: A Study of Inuit 
	Cartography and Cross-Cultural Commensurability." In Manchester 
	Papers in Social Anthropology, 2, 36 pp.

Dorais, Louis-Jacques. 1996. La parole inuit. Ed. Peeters

Fortescue, Michael. article on space in Greenlandic in: Man and Society 

Fortescue, Jacobson and Kaplan. 1994. Comparative Eskimo Dictionary. 
	Alaska Native Language Centre.

Fuchs, Anna. 1993. Remarks on Deixis. Heidelberg: Julius Groos Verlag.

Jacobson, Steven. 1984. "Semantics and Morphology of Demonstratives in 
	Central Yup'ik Eskimo." In Etudes Inuit Studies, Vol 8, suppl.

Jacobson, Steven. 1995. Central Alaskan Yup'ik Textbook.

Mallon, Mick. 1993. Introductory Inuktitut. Vols 1, 2. Ittukuluuk 
	Language Programs. Victoria.

Menovschikov. 1976. "On Treatments of Spatial Expressions in Aleut." in 
	Papers on Eskimo and Aleut Linguistics. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic 

Nowak, Elke. Transforming the Images - Ergativity and Transitivity in 

deReuse, William Joseph. Siberian Yupik Eskimo: The Language and its 
	Contacts with Chukchi.

Schlegloff, Emmanuel. 1972. "Notes on a Conversational Practice: 
	Formulating Place." In David Sudnow (ed.) Studies in Social 
	Interaction. New York: Free Press.

Schult-Lorentzen. Dictionary and Grammar.

Senft, G. 1997. Referring to Space. Oxford: Oxford U. Press

Hilary Young
Rice University
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