Arctic Field Projects



Project Title: Completion of Eyak (ISO 693-3 eya) Grammar, Dictionary, Texts (Award# 1642783)

PI: Holton, Gary (holton@hawaii.edu)
Phone: (808) 956.3227 
Institute/Department: U of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Department of Linguistics 
IPY Project?
Funding Agency: US\Federal\NSF\GEO\OPP\ARC\ASSP
Program Manager: Dr. Erica Hill (erhill@nsf.gov)
Discipline(s): | Social and Human Sciences\Linguistics |

Project Web Site(s):
Project: http://eyakpeople.com/
Data: http://www.language-archives.org/language/eya
NSF_Award_Info: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1...

Science Summary:
This project by Dr. Michael Krauss will complete the documentation and presentation of existing materials on the Eyak language, which became extinct in 2008 when the last Native speaker passed away. Dr. Michael Krauss has focused much of his career working with the remaining speakers of Eyak recording their language in great detail. Krauss' work is, as one reviewer described it, of the highest quality. Eyak is an important language because it occupies the space between Athapaskan and Tlingit and a full analysis of Eyak will contribute to an understanding of the linguistic relationships between North America and Asia. The project focuses on archiving existing materials and completing the dictionary, translation and transcription of texts and grammar for the future access and use of scholars and the Eyak community alike. PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED AS A RESULT OF THIS RESEARCH Note: When clicking on a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number, you will be taken to an external site maintained by the publisher. Some full text articles may not yet be available without a charge during the embargo (administrative interval). Some links on this page may take you to non-federal websites. Their policies may differ from this site. Holton, Gary. "Mediating language documentation," Language Documentation and Description, v.12, 2013, p. 31. Sicoli, Mark and Gary Holton. "Linguistic phylogenies support back-migration from Beringia to Asia," PLoS ONE, v.9, 2014, p. e91722. d. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091722 Dobrin, Lise and Gary Holton. "The documentation lives a life of its own: The temporal transformation of two endangered language archive projects," Museum Anthropology Review, v.7, 2013, p. 140. doi:1938 -5145 Sicoli, Mark and Gary Holton. "Linguistic phylogenies support back-migration from Beringia to Asia," PLoS ONE, v.9, 2014, p. e91722. doi:10.1371 Dobrin, Lise and Gary Holton. "The documentation lives a life of its own: The temporal transformation of two endangered language archive projects," Museum Anthropology Review, v.7, 2013, p. 140. Sicoli, Mark and Gary Holton. "Linguistic phylogenies support back-migration from Beringia to Asia," PLoS ONE, v.9, 2014, p. e91722. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091722 Sicoli, Mark A. and Holton, Gary and Caramelli, David. "Linguistic Phylogenies Support Back-Migration from Beringia to Asia," PLoS ONE, v.9, 2014. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091722 Citation details Holton, Gary. "Mediating language documentation," Language documentation and description, v.12, 2014. Citation details BOOKS/ONE TIME PROCEEDING Krauss, Michael E.. "Eyak Grammar Drafts", 03/01/2012-02/28/2013, 2009, "Alaska Native Language Archive, item EY961K2009". Krauss, Michael E. Leduey, Guillaume. "Eyak Dictionary (revised)", 03/01/2012-02/28/2013, 2011, "Alaska Native Language Archive, item EY961K2011".

Logistics Summary:
Beginning in 2011, this project will complete the Eyak dictionary, grammar, and texts, on which the Co-PI has spent the largest part of his research career over the past five decades. The last Eyak speaker died in 2008; the corpus is now closed, exclusively archival. This project will finish for publication definitive editions of the Eyak dictionary, grammar, and texts. No fieldwork is conducted. This is the new grant awarded to Holton when the PI transferred to the University of Hawaii in 2015, which changed from 1003160 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.




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