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1 HARPER, Kenn National Museum of Man, Mercury Series : Paper 54 Suffixes of the Eskimo Dialects of Cumberland Penninsula and North Baffin Island
National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, 1979, 
HARPER, Kenn. Suffixes of the Eskimo Dialects of Cumberland Penninsula and North Baffin Island. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, 1979. Pp. [i]-iv,1-123,(1). 4to, white card covers, black titles to front and spine. NationalMuseum of Man, Mercury Series: Canadian Ethnology Service Paper No. 54. "T wo closely-related dialects of Eskimo are those of Cumberland Peninsula andNorth Baffin Island. The Cumberland Peninsula dialect is spoken today in t he settlements of Pangnirtung and Broughton Island. North Baffin dialect isspoken in Arctic Bay, Pond Inlet, Igloolik, Hall Beach, Clyde River, and b y parts of the populations of Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord. This study analyzes the derivational suffixes of these two dialectal areas. Many suffixes are common to both areas, others unique to only one dialect. The study presents the suffixes in a dictionary format. All variants of a suffix which may be heard in the two areas under study are listed in alphabetical sequence. Examples are given illustrating the use of each suffix presented. This volume includes two appendices. The first is a detailed essay on the use of certain derivational suffixes to mark verb tense. The second is a summary ofall suffix base entries in the dictionary section." - from the abstract. O wner's inkstamp to front, else vg. 30.00

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