Yurok grammar handouts

Listed below are handouts from Yurok grammar workshops presented during language meetings sponsored by the Yurok Tribe. They are password-protected, because they are intended for use within the community, not by scholars and the general public. Members of the Yurok community are welcome to use them in whatever way they see fit.

Please note that there is a lot of overlap of content not only between different handouts, but also with the booklet Basic Yurok grammar (2010). They may also contain errors or ideas that will need to be revised. They are not publications!

2015

2014

  • December 13, 2014
  • November 15, 2014
  • Yurok Language Institute, July 2014
    • Week 1: chpee, naa, noo, keech, expressing location, vocabulary about sea life, place names, and fishing and hunting
    • Week 2: Senses, common irregular bipersonals, iteratives, passives, attributives

2013

  • November 2, 2013: Tense and lax E, all and only, attributive verbs
  • April 27, 2013: A short story, expressing "where" (with and without attributives)
  • March 9, 2013: Yurok vocabulary, attributives revisited, a new story
  • February 9, 2013: Reflexives and reciprocals, attributives, blood relations

2012

2011

2010

2009

Earlier than 2009

Teaching, learning, and documenting Yurok

Edward Sapir, perhaps the greatest linguist of the 20th century, spent the summer of 1927 in Hoopa Valley. In addition to Hupa work, that summer he documented Yurok grammar and texts with Mary Marshall.
[Photo: Collected works, vol. 5, 1990.]