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The Language of the Inuit


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Louis-Jacques Dorais is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Universite Laval.


"Anyone who works on the Eskimo-Aleut languages professionally (linguists, translators, language teachers, etc.) should buy this book. Anyone who does research or policy affecting the north should also buy it, even if they study only ice. In addition, I would recommend it to all Canadian families. Louis-Jacques Dorais is Canada's foremost academic authority on the Inuit language, and this book is clearly a labour of love and an example for the future. No other book even begins to approximate the wealth of information it contains about one of the Arctic's most internationally known languages." Alana Johns, University of Toronto, Etudes Inuit Studies "Louis-Jacques Dorais shows why he is a leading specialist in The Language of the Inuit. It is a state-of-the-art summary of the field and balanced throughout for a broad audience. In both its scope and presentation there is certainly no other comparable work." Michael Fortescue, Institute for Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen "Intended for a broad audience, this book succeeds marvelously as an accessible introduction to the most widespread subgroup of Eskimoan languages--the Inuit dialects spoken from northern Alaska across the Canadian Arctic to Greenland...An essential intro

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