O. Miyaoka: Central Alaska Yup'ik grammar
With the assistance from the editor, Mike Dunham, Miyaoka completed the manuscript grammar in January 2011. The grammar, now more than 1250 pages will be published by the German publisher, DeGruyter Mouton in book form.
This NSF project started in September 2007 but, Osahito Miyaoka has been working on Central Alaskan Yup'ik for the last 50 years. Beginnning in 1967, Miyaoka worked with the late Irene Reed, Steven Jacobson, Paschal Afcan and Michael Krauss in the development of a teaching grammar of Central Yup'ik , the first such work published for an Alaska Native language. Since that time Miyaoka has written numerous academic and pedagogical publications assisted by Native speakers of the language to insure the richness and accuracy of the language.
Although the online release of the grammar was authorized for the Alaska Native Language Archive, DeGruyter Mouton requires the Archive not to allow online release.