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  Term Papers 2000, Term papers, 070923
The author points out that refusing a non-native English learner schooling in his or her native language, especially at the beginning stages of his or her education, is a denial of the basic human right of freedom and opportunity to pursue one's goals.
An ethnic group is a collectivity that identifies itself based on elements such as language, religion, race, or the combination of all of those elements, and that share a common identity feeling with other members of the same group that may also be identified as nations, people, minorities or communities.
The paper relates that the continuance and historical understanding of the remaining approximate 200 tribal languages in Alaska is a significant cultural and educational concern for the American Indian and Alaska Native societies.
www.termpapers2000.com /lib/essay/30.html   (3771 words)

  Yupik language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Yupik languages are in the family of Eskimo-Aleut languages.
The name of this language is sometimes spelled Yup’ik because the speakers say the name of the language with an elongated 'p'; all the other languages call their language Yupik.
The Yupik languages were not written until the arrival of Europeans around the beginning of the 19th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yupik_language   (805 words)

 alaska tagged map - Tagzania
Tanacross is the ancestral language of the Mansfield-Ketchumstock and Healy Lake-Jospeph Village bands.
Hän is the Athabascan language spoken in Alaska at the village of Eagle and in the Yukon Territory at Dawson.
Haida is the language of the southern half of Prince of Wales Island in the villages of Hyadaburg, Kasaan, and Craig, as well as a portion of the city of Ketchikan.
www.tagzania.com /tag/alaska   (842 words)

 Yupik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The use of the apostrophe in Central Alaskan Yup'ik, as opposed to Siberian Yupik, denotes a long p.
The word Yup'ik represents not only the language but also the name for the people themselves (yuk 'person' plus pik 'real'.) Central Alaskan Yup'ik is the largest of the state's Native languages, both in the size of its population and the number of speakers.
Children still grow up speaking Yup'ik as their first language in 17 of 68 Yup'ik villages, those mainly located on the lower Kuskokwim River, on Nelson Island, and along the coast between the Kuskokwim River and Nelson Island.
www.flw.com /languages/yupikcentral.htm   (127 words)

 Yupik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The language of St. Lawrence Island is nearly identical to the language spoken across the Bering Strait on the tip of the Siberian Chukchi Peninsula.
The total Siberian Yupik population in Alaska is about 1,100, and of that number about 1,050 speak the language.
Of a population of about 900 Siberian Yupik people in Siberia, there are about 300 speakers, although no children learn it as their first language.
www.flw.com /languages/yupiksiberian.htm   (94 words)

 yourDictionary.com • Endangered Language Initiative• What is an Endangered Language?
It is a language spoken by a minority of people in the nation and for that reason is held in low esteem, causing its speakers to avoid using it or passing it on to their children.
Language is the most efficient means of transmitting a culture, and it is the owners of that culture that lose the most when a language dies.
The wholesale loss of languages that we face today will greatly restrict how much we can learn about human cognition, language, and language acquisition at a time when the achievements in these arenas have been greater than ever before.
www.yourdictionary.com /elr/whatis.html   (951 words)

 Eskimo-Aleut Language Family
In Canada, Inuktitut is recognized as the official language of Nunavut Territory (along with English and French) and the Northwest Territories (along with English, French, and several other indigenous languages).
All Eskimo-Aleut languages are polysynthetic, i.e., grammatical functions are represented by numerous suffixes attached to roots and stems.
Yupik (Inupiaq) is written with the Latin alphabet in Alaska and with the Cyrillic alphabet in Siberia.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/october/EskimoAleut.html   (965 words)

 Central Yup'ik and the Schools
Yup'ik does not have articles corresponding to English "a" and "the." The difference between "the man shot a moose" and "the man shot the moose" is expressed in Yup'ik by using two different grammatical constructions which affect each word in the sentence.
Yup'ik also has several hundred loan words from Russian, but these are all totally integrated into the language in that their phonology has become totally Yup'ik, though they still stand out, to the experienced ear, from nonloan words.
Yup'ik villages are part of the same world as everyone else is, and the interests, talents, and dreams of Yup'ik schoolchildren are as varied and individual as those of children anywhere else.
www.alaskool.org /language/central_yupik/yupik.html   (9017 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The political separation of the Yupik communities, followed by the Americans invasion of the CAY territory in the late 1880s and consolidation of the Soviet power in Chukotka in the early 1920s, signalled a major turn in the evolution of the Yupik Eskimo people, their culture and their languages.
The main purpose of the fieldwork was to investigating the use of the Yupik language among the Yupik Eskimo population in the villages Novoe Chaplino and Sireniki by means of qualitative and quantitative methods.
Yet, the children’s knowledge of Yupik is very limited and the language situation in the area is still critical: no village children or young people between the age of 10 and 20 speak the Eskimo language fluently, but have only a shallow knowledge of the language.
www.hum.ku.dk /ipssas/Morgounovapap.doc   (6617 words)

 East Asian Studies 210 Notes: Eskimo/Aleut
The terms for bow and arrow in both language groups derive from a common source, but words relating to maritime hunting are entirely different in Eskimo and Aleut and thus must have developed separately, and after the move into the sea zone.
Most Siberian Yupik are also fluent in Chukchi and Russian, and these languages seem destined eventually to replace what remains of the diverse Yupik dialects in Siberia.
The Yupik, like their cousins on the other side of the Bering Strait, are famous for their sea hunting culture.
pandora.cii.wwu.edu /vajda/ea210/aleut.htm   (1965 words)

 Office of Public Affairs at Yale - News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Yupik language, chosen this year by ELF from among 50 applicants, is unique in that its speakers span two different nations on two separate continents.
An Eskimo-Aleut language, Yupik is spoken on St. Lawrence Island in the United States and in Siberia, part of the former Soviet Union.
The Ban Khor Sign Language, used in remote pockets of northeastern Thailand, and Domari, an Indic language spoken by formerly itinerant artisans living in Jerusalem, are among the languages-sometimes spoken by fewer than a handful of people-that ELF has helped to revive or preserve for future generations.
www.yale.edu /opa/newsr/02-11-22-01.all.html   (387 words)

 AcaDemon, Term papers, 070923
But the language used in Celan's poem, as well as the structure of the text form the core of an artistic experience that translates the reality of the Holocaust in a very effective way.
Communication barriers presented are evident in the confused communications and specifically between languages such as the English language with its formally structured sentence use of nouns and verbs and the languages of Korean and Japanese both 'free word order' languages..
The brain functions to save the individual undue work in forming language, when common rules are oft repeated and in so doing, as the theory goes it leaves the individual capable of the creation of language in an easy almost non-thinking manner.
www.academon.com /lib/essay/67.html   (3405 words)

 Inuit / Yupik
The Yupiget of Siberia are linguistically closely related to the Yupik population of Saint Lawrence Island in the Bering Strait and in the southern parts of Alaska.
The Yupik population in Chukotka is represented in the ICC (Inuit Circumpolar Conference), an organisation that has helped to re-establish contact - and to unite - the Yupik and Inuit of the different nations in the arctic areas.
Among the Eskimos of southern Alaska and in Chukotka Yupik means 'man' (singular) and Yupiget (variatons: Yuit/Yupiit) is the word in plural.
www.connexion-dte.dk /inuityupik_en.htm   (676 words)

 Canku Ota - May 18, 2002 - School Reaches Out to Embrace Native Roots
The changes are an attempt by the administration to bridge the gap between the school and the community.
Gutierrez and his staff are integrating the Yupik culture into the school's curriculum wherever possible.
James Gump, a Yupik elder, teaches students songs and dances of their ancestors.
www.turtletrack.org /Issues02/Co05182002/CO_05182002_Yupik.htm   (772 words)

 Maintaining and Renewing Indigenous Languages
Language nests preserve the Maori language that was dying out, provide a valuable service to working parents, and, most importantly, strengthen the cultural values associated with the traditional Maori extended family (Fleras, 1989).
Yup'ik is taught in all 22 village schools as well as the three schools in Bethel.
Literacy is an admirable goal: it involves local speakers in developing written materials; it documents for future generations the language and the knowledge the language conveys; it provides the community with a sense of pride in their people and their language; and, at the same time, it gives the student a powerful language learning tool.
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~jar/Main.html   (8019 words)

 Wikinfo | Yupik
The Yupik people live along the coast of Western Alaska, especially on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
The Yupik language (either related to, or a dialect of, Inuktitut) is still spoken, especially in the smaller villages.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Yupik   (170 words)

 Yupik Immersion School History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Task Force presented the ASB with a formal request that a total immersion Yup’ik language program be started in Bethel based on their year long study.
In the spring two Yup’ik Immersion Kindergarten teachers were hired for the following school year and over the summer they joined with the M.E. site administrator in preparing for the opening of school.
The focus of the application was to provide for comprehensive Yup’ik program autonomy, consolidate under one administration and secure associated charter grants to fund Yup’ik language material development.
www.yupik.org /printer_5.shtml   (492 words)

 $1.3 million grant to create teacher-training, language program
The new program will focus on the Yupik language, predominant in the region, and will be open to both educators who teach students for whom English is a second language and those who either teach Yupik or teach in schools that use Yupik in the classroom.
Oscar Alexie, a faculty member at the campus, is now in the process of developing a baccalaureate program in Yupik language and culture.
While the SLATE grant focuses on the Yupik region, both Siekmann and Marlow say the program and its concepts are adaptable to other languages and regions.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2006-11/uoaf-mg112906.php   (515 words)

 Yupik - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yupik also generally have dolichocephalic heads, stout bodies and dark phenotype.
The whole Eskimo-Aleut family, and also all Alaskan languages are shown.
Some differences may exist in the terminolgy or in the details of the classification, in comparison to the main article.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yupik   (605 words)

 2002 Summit Educators of the Year
Moses grew up with Aleut as his first language, learning the importance of his language and culture from his grandfather and has spent most of his career teaching the Aleut Language and Culture, in Adak in the ‘80’s, and in Unalaska since 1997.
She has been a role model not only for students, but educators and community members both home and away and is appreciated for her willingness and ability to work with others in sharing the importance of teaching children from their perspectives.
She incorporated weather, Yup’ik kinship, food gathering, preparation, preserving, legends, animal migration, Yup’ik dancing, clothing, seasonal subsistence activities, celebrations and festivities, story telling, geographical place names, colors, grass basket weaving, and even the pledge of Allegiance in Yupik, into her classroom curriculum.
www.firstalaskans.org /510.cfm   (841 words)

 Yupik language, alphabet and pronunciation
The Yupik languages belong to the Yupik branch of the Eskimo language family.
Yupik is written with the Latin alphabet in Alaska and with the Cyrillic alphabet in Siberia.
In the 1960s a group of scholars and native Yupik speakers came together at the University of Alaska to develop a new orthography for Yupik.
www.omniglot.com /writing/yupik.htm   (202 words)

 Ethnologue report for language code:ess
In Alaska, children are being raised speaking the language (1998).
Yoit, Yuk, Yuit, Siberian Yupik, "Eskimo", Bering Strait Yupik, Asiatic Yupik
Older adults have active command of the language, those 35 to 50 have passive knowledge, children know what they have learned in school.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=ess   (217 words)

 Eskimo Dictionary, Eskimo Software - Mac, Eskimo Software - Windows, Eskimo Fonts, Eskimo Grammar, Eskimo ...
Yupik, or variations thereof, is also spoken in Siberia.
The only language known to be related to Eskimo is the Aleut language of the Aleutian Islands.
The Eskimos call themselves inuit, or "people." The word Eskimo comes from the language of the Cree Indians—their immediate neigh-bors to the south in the area of Hudson Bay—and means "eaters of raw flesh." Igloo and kayak are two Eskimo words that have entered the English language.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/Eskimo.htm   (455 words)

 Yupik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Most Yupik people live in small villages along the Bering Sea and the lower Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers.
About 1/3 of the Yupik children learn Central Yupik as their first language.
In a lot of the Yupik villages the women and a few men cut grass and weave it into baskets.
library.thinkquest.org /3877/Yupik.html   (226 words)

 Homer News OnlineCook Inlet Keeper Water Quality Laboratory up and running 03/11/04
Some western Alaska schools that for decades have taught and helped preserve the Native Yupik language are in a quandary over meeting new federal testing requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act.
In the Lower Kuskokwim School District, third-grade children taught almost exclusively in the Yupik language may be required to pass federal tests written in English.
In Alaska, where Natives speak 20 aboriginal languages and dialects, meeting a uniform federal law could ultimately be too expensive, and conflict with Native cultural traditions as well as the local control that the rural villages treasure.
www.homernews.com /stories/012904/ala_20040129012.shtml   (347 words)

 LSA: About Linguistics
But this doesn't necessarily mean that our language has forced a certain view of time on us; it could also be that our view of time is reflected in our language, or that the way we deal with time in our culture is reflected in both our language and our thoughts.
First of all, there isn't just one Eskimo language; the people we refer to as 'Eskimos' speak a variety of languages in the Inuit and Yupik language families.
Not really, but if the new language is very different from your own, it may give you some insight into another culture and another way of life.
lsadc.org /info/ling-faqs-thoughts.cfm   (1506 words)

 Christopher Petuwaq Koonooka v29   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Federal and state changes to education made it more difficult to run the program, but the school district and school still keep the Yupik staff to bring back their Yupik program as it used to be.
The second part of the paper is a personal description of a recent language and publication project to translate into English and transcribe into Yupik old Siberian Yupik folk-stories originally recorded and published in Russian cyrillic-based Yupik orthography, so they could be used in the classroom.
Political and social boundaries had prevented for 40 years Yupik families from America and Russia to interact, but this university funded project allowed new contacts, and investigations with elders on words included in the book revealed their lost meanings.
www.fss.ulaval.ca /etudes-inuit-studies/v29te13.html   (401 words)

 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner » Archive » $1.3 million granted to aid language programs
About 80 percent of the district’s 3,800 students are Yupik, and about a fourth of the district’s 350 certified teachers are Yupik, the largest percentage of indigenous educators of any district in Alaska.
“If you are teaching in an immersion school, you are teaching language and content at the same time so you have to be thinking about both at the same time,” she said.
Immersion teachers need to have an understanding of language acquisition theory and the latest research of how children learn languages, she said.
newsminer.com /2006/11/14/3303   (698 words)

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