The Mesoamerican Indian Languages by Jorge A. SuarezThe Mesoamerican Indian Languages by Jorge A. Suarez

The Mesoamerican Indian Languages

byJorge A. Suarez

Paperback | May 31, 1983

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At least a hundred indigenous Indian languages are known to have been spoken in Mesoamerica, the cultural area that includes most of Mexico and part of South America, but it is only in the past fifty years that many of them have been adequately described. For some we still have no more than a partial description, often in an obscure source. Professor Suárez draws together this considerable mass of scholarship in a general survey that will provide an invaluable source of reference. The approach is primarily descriptive, and a major part of the volume is concerned with synchronic descriptions of phonology, morphology and syntax. The volume will be of interest and importance both to general linguists and to others with a serious interest in Mesoamerican culture and society.
Title:The Mesoamerican Indian LanguagesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:228 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:May 31, 1983Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521296692

ISBN - 13:9780521296694


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; Notational conventions; 1. The study of Mesoamerican Indian languages; 2. Dialects, languages and linguistic families; 3. Phonology I; 4. Phonology II; 5. Morphology I; 6. Morphology II; 7. Syntax I; 8. Syntax II; 9. Preconquest literary traditions; 10. The prehistory of Mesoamerican Indian languages; 11. Indian languages after the conquest; Appendix; References; Language index; Subject index.