Testing the Proto-Mayan-Mije-Sokean Hypothesis1

  title={Testing the Proto-Mayan-Mije-Sokean Hypothesis1},
  author={David F. Mora-Mar{\'i}n},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={125 - 180}
This paper tests the hypothesis of a common ancestor for the Mayan and Mije-Sokean languages. It applies the Comparative Method to a data set of Proto-Mayan and Proto-Mije-Sokean comparanda compiled following strict criteria for the selection of comparanda, including wide distribution of the forms within each of the language families, semantic isomorphism, and biconsonantal correspondences. Loanwords have been reviewed and compiled, and their sound correspondences isolated, to serve as a… 
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