Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

6-2007

Keywords

Child language acquisition, Inuktitut, Developmental Study, Eskimo-Aleut Language

Abstract

Most studies of child language acquisition up till now have focused on Indo-European or the major languages of East Asia. An investigation of how children master the typologically very different structure of a language such as Inuktitut is therefore of considerable theoretical interest. This book describes how children up to the age of three and a half acquire the mechanisms of time reference in the Tarramiut (Hudson Strait) subdialect of Inuktitut, a language spoken by about fifteen hundred Inuit in arctic Quebec.

Publication Title

Language

Volume

83

Issue

23

First Page

468

Last Page

468

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Inuktitut dialect--Temporal constructions; Inuktitut dialect--Acquisition

Geographic Coverage

Canada, Northern

Genre/Form

reviews (documents)

Type

Text

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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