A Test and Falsification of the “Classic Ch’olti’an” Hypothesis: A Study of Three Proto‐Ch’olan Markers1

@article{MoraMarn2009ATA,
  title={A Test and Falsification of the “Classic Ch’olti’an” Hypothesis: A Study of Three Proto‐Ch’olan Markers1},
  author={David F. Mora-Mar{\'i}n},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  year={2009},
  volume={75},
  pages={115 - 157}
}
This paper constitutes a test of the Classic Ch’olti’an (Pre‐Eastern Ch’olan) hypothesis for the linguistic affiliation of the standard language of Classic Lowland Mayan hieroglyphic texts from ca. a.d. 200–900 proposed by Houston et al. (2000). Newly assessed linguistic evidence suggests that the proposed Eastern Ch’olan innovations supporting the Classic Ch’olti’an hypothesis may in fact be shared retentions from Proto‐Ch’olan‐Tzeltalan and Proto‐Ch’olan. This paper also reviews the proposals… Expand
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