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Review Of: Time In Child Inuktitut: A Developmental Study Of An Eskimo-Aleut Language, Edward J. Vajda Jun 2007

Review Of: Time In Child Inuktitut: A Developmental Study Of An Eskimo-Aleut Language, Edward J. Vajda

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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.