Eskimo (Inuit, Yupik, Greenlandic)
- Conversation inuit / Inuit uqariursautiit, by Dolores Ortiz & Louisa Kanarjuaq (Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 1993, 119 pp. + audio cassette, $45 [Canadian]). --- A course in Arctic Quebec Inuktitut for francophone beginners. Its intended use is in a classroom setting with an Inuit teacher, and it consists of 14 short dialogues (all on the accompanying cassette) that serve to introduce the main grammatical paradigms and a good deal of basic vocabulary. An appendix summarizes the paradigmatic material covered in the dialogues. --- Order from: Association Inuksiutiit Katimajiit, c/o GETIC, Sciences sociales, Université Laval, Québec, CANADA G1K 7P4 (telephone: 418/656-7596; fax: 418/656-3023). The price is in Canadian dollars; postage will be added. [April 1994]
- Extensive materials on Inupiaq (Alaskan North Slope) and Yup'ik (W. Alaska) are available from the Alaska Native Language Center. These include:
---North Slope Inupiaq Grammar: First Year, by E. McLean (3rd ed., 1986, 279 pp., $16; cassette tapes to accompany this grammar are available for $4 each).
---North Slope Inupiaq Dialogues [supplement to the Grammar], by E. MacLean (1985, 13 pp., $2.50)
---Quliaqtuat Mumiaksrat: Ilisaqtuanun Savaaksriar [14 short traditional stories for students to translate, with vocabulary lists], by E. MacLean (1986, 35 pp., $4)
---Yup'ik Eskimo Grammar, by I. Reed et al. (1977, 330 pp., $7.50)
---Cev'amiut Qanemciit Qulirait-llu Eskimo Narratives and Tales from Chevak, Alaska [Yup'ik stories], compiled & edited by A. C. Woodbury (1984, 88 pp., $9; a 90 minute cassette recording of the recitations is also available for $4)
---Yup'ik Eskimo Dictionary, compiled by S. A. Jacobson (1984, 758 pp., $18).
Complete publications list available. Contact: ANLC, Univ. of Alaska, P.O. Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7680 (tel: 907/474-7874; fax: 907/474-6586). [Sept. 1988 -- Jan. 1993]
- Tusagatsait ("Things to be Heard") is the newsletter of the Northwest Territories Language Bureau's Inuktitut division. To be put on the mailing list, contact: Language Bureau, Culture & Communications, Government of the NWT, P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, X1A 2L9 Canada (tel: 403/920-6353). [Oct. 1992]
- The Association Inuuksiutiit Katimajiit (U Laval, Quebec) has published two general pedagogical works on Inuit:
--- Louis-JacquesDorais, Inuit uqausingit 1,000 Inuit Words/Mots inuit (1990, 220 pp., $12) [An interdialectal lexicon of some 1,400 words, classified by semantic fields and translated into 14 Inuit dialects from Greenland to the Mackenzie Delta.]
---Louis-JacquesDorais, Inuit uqausiqatigiit: Inuit Languages and Dialects (1990, 193 pp., $15). [A description of the geographical distribution, linguistic history, and principal phonological, grammatical, and lexical characteristics of the languages belonging to the Eskimo-Aleut family. Emphasis is on the Inuit (Eskimo) dialects of Canada and Greenland (Inupiat, Inuvialuit, Inuktitut and Greenlandic).]
Also available are reference materials on the Arctic Quebec dialect of Canadian Inuktitut, and on East Greenlandic (Eskimo). These include:
---Ulirnaisigutiit, by Lucien Schneider (1985, 507 pp., $20) [a dictionary of the Inuktitut of Northern Québec, Labrador and the Eastern Arctic; Inuktitut-English, with an English-Inuktitut index.]
---Tukilik, by Louis-Jacques Dorais (1988, 125 pp., $10) [an Inuktitut grammar "for all."].
---Tunumiit oraasiat, by P. Robbe & L.-J. Dorais (1986, xxviii + 265 pp., $25) [grammatical paradigms and lexicon of the Inuit of East Greenland, with translations in West Greenlandic, Danish, English, and French.]
---Inuit uqausillaringit, by Taamusi Qumaq, (1990, 551 pp., $50) [a dictionary of definitions, the first of its kind, in Arctic Quebec Inuktitut (syllabic characters); 27,000 definitions of common and old-time words; no translations provided].
Order from: Association Inuksiutiit Katimajiit, c/o GETIC, Sciences sociales, Université Laval, Québec, CANADA G1K 7P4 (telephone:  656-7596; fax:  656-3023). Prices are in Canadian dollars; postage will be added. [Jan. 1991, Sept. 1988]
- The Centre for Research & Teaching of Canadian Native Languages, Univ. of Western Ontario publishes Learning to Speak Inuktitut, by Alex Spalding (195 pp., 1979), a grammar of the North Baffin Inuit dialects that could be used as a teaching resource as well as a reference text for anyone studying the language. Photocopy reprints are available by special order for $14 (Canadian) prepaid. Please include shipping charges of $1 per item, $2 minimum. Order from: Centre for Research & Teaching of Canadian Native Languages, Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2. [Sept. 1988]