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Dena'ina topical dictionary

Author: James M Kari; Alaska Native Language Center.
Publisher: Fairbanks, AK : Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
"This is a dictionary of the Dena'ina Athabascan language of Cook Inlet Basin and the Southern Alaska Range. Vocabulary lists arranged by topic provide a panoramic view of the central cultural and ecological concepts of the Dena'ina. In terms of breadth of subjects, technical specificity, dialect coverage, and illustrations, this is the most refined topical lexicon in existence for an Alaska Native language and for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M Kari; Alaska Native Language Center.
ISBN: 1555001211 9781555001216
OCLC Number: 859447824
Language Note: A dictionary of the Dena'ina Athabascan language of southcentral Alaska. Vocabulary is English-to-Dena'ina, organized by topic.
Description: xxix, 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Symbols and abbreviations --
Foreword / Alan Boraas --
Foreword / Jonathon S. Ross --
Preface / James Kari --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Animals --
2. Fish, shellfish, and amphibians --
3. Birds --
4. Insects --
5. Plants --
6. Pronouns --
7. Relatives, kinship terms --
8. People --
9. Body parts --
10. Dena'ina place names --
11. Water, snow and ice --
12. Land and land forms --
13. Sky, weather, and atmosphere --
14. Days, seasons, months, and adverbs of time --
15. Clothing and adornment --
16. Skin tanning and sewing --
17. Tools --
18. Hunting and fishing devices --
19. Houses, shelters, racks, and caches --
20. Transportation --
21. Fire --
22. Household furnishings, personal belongings, and miscellany --
23. Cooking and eating utensils and containers --
24. Foods --
25. Games, music, and stories --
26. Religious terms and spirits --
27. Abstract or non-material concepts --
28. Colors --
29. Numbers, measurements, and adverbs of quantity --
30. Areal nouns, postpositions, and adverbs of location --
31. Riverine directionals --
32. Question words and sample questions --
33. Basic terminology for grammar and the verb (outline).
Responsibility: James Kari.


A Dena'ina dictionary that features thirty-three chapters, nearly seven thousand entries, and two hundred maps, illustrations, and diagrams. It is one of the most thorough lexicon references for an  Read more...


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"Every page is full of gems, and it is easy to spend hours with this dictionary." (International Journal of American Linguistics)"

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