Mayan Historical Linguistics in a New Age
- LinguisticsLang. Linguistics Compass
The recent decipherment of ancient Maya hieroglyphic writing and the publication of a large cohort of high quality linguistic descriptions of several Mayan languages have opened a floodgate of new linguistic data that promises to revolutionize the authors' understanding of the history of the language family.
Reflexiones en torno a la historia de las relaciones entre tojolabales, tseltales y chujes
This work stems from the consideration that the Tojolabal language is mixed: it comes from the contact between Tseltal and Chuj, according to recent linguistic studies. Taking this into…
Asking the right questions : Essays in honor of Sandra Chung
Earlier work identified parallels in the function and distribution of AGENT FOCUS and PASSIVE in Tsotsil. This paper argues that AGENT FOCUS in Tsotsil has in fact been reanalyzed as a type of…
Language mixing and genetic similarity: The case of Tojol-ab’al
The Mayan language Tojol-ab’al displays a mixture of linguistic features from two related Mayan languages, Chuj and Tseltal, and arguably represents a distinct type of mixed language, one that may only result from mixture involving related languages.
The Scribe ’ s Hand Betrays His Tongue : Diglossia Among the Ancient Maya
During the Classic period (AD 250-900), the Maya of Southeastern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Western Honduras institutionalized a hieroglyphic writing system. Classic Maya texts detail political…
AREAL SHIFTS IN CLASSIC MAYAN PHONOLOGY
- LinguisticsAncient Mesoamerica
Abstract Advances in hieroglyphic decipherment and in language contact typology provide new data and theories with which to investigate and reassess prior interpretations of Mayan linguistic history.…
Language Contact, Inherited Similarity and Social Difference: The story of linguistic interaction in the Maya lowlands
This book offers a study of long-term, intensive language contact between more than a dozen Mayan languages spoken in the lowlands of Guatemala, Southern Mexico and Belize. It details the massive…
Tseltal clause structure
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, 2012.
Proto-maya y lingüística diacrónica. Una (breve y necesaria) introducción
Proto-maya y linguistica diacronica. Una (breve y necesaria) introduccion. El objetivo de este articulo es subrayar la importancia de la linguistica diacronica y las posibilidades que esta ofrece…