The Endangered Yupik Eskimo Language
This paper is a research proposal to study the stories, especially children's tales, of the endangered Yupik Eskimo language.
# 98187 | 840 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Sep 11, 2007 in Anthropology (North American) , Ethnic Studies (North American) , Literature (Children) , Literature (Comparative Literature) , Research Designs (General)
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This paper explains that, when a society loses its language, it also can lose a significant amount of its cultural identity. The paper indicates that, in just 20 years, this is happening to the Yupik Eskimo communities in Alaska . The author proposes comparing Yupik language stories to other tales from the Native Americans, the Anglo-Europeans, Africans and the Asians. The paper stresses that, although Yupik stories have been homogenized by their translation into English, enough of the original cultural flavor of the stories remains so that such a comparison could still be made.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Alaskan Native Language Center. Retrieved March 22, 2007.http://www.uaf.edu/anlc/
- Robins, Robert, and Eugenius Uhlenbeck (eds.). Endangered Languages. Oxford: Berg,. 1992
- UNESCO Endangered Languages. Retrieved March 22, 2007. http://lingsib.unesco.ru/en/languages/eskimo.shtml.htm
Cite this Research Proposal:
The Endangered Yupik Eskimo Language (2007, September 11) Retrieved August 17, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/the-endangered-yupik-eskimo-language-98187/
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