ERIC Number: ED023090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Handbook of Middle American Indians. Volume 5, Linguistics.
Wauchope, Robert, Ed.; McQuown, Norman A., Ed.
This volume presents a summary of work accomplished since the Spanish conquest in the contemporary description and historical reconstruction of the indigenous languages and language families of Mexico and Central America. Contents are (1) "History of Studies in Middle American Linguistics" by N.A. McQuown; (2) "Inventory of Descriptive Materials" by W. Bright; (3) "Inventory of Classificatory Materials" by M.T.F. de Miranda; (4) Lexicostatistic Classification" by M. Swadesh; (5) "Systemic Comparison and Reconstruction" by R. Longacre; (6) "Environmental Correlational Studies" by S.C. Gudschinsky; (7) "Type Linguistic Descriptions" in (a) Classical Nahuatl by S. Newman, (b) Classical Yucatec (Maya) by N.A. McQuown, (c) Classical Quiche by M.S. Edmonson, (d) Sierra Popoluca by B.F. Elson, (e) Isthmus Zapotec by V.B. Pickett, (f) Huautla de Jimenez Mazatec by E.V. Pike, (g) Jiliapan Pame by L. Manrique C., and (h) Huamelultec Chontal by V. Waterhouse; and (8) "Language-in-Culture Studies" by M. Leon-Portilla. A reference list concludes the volume. (AMM)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Anthropology, Culture, Culture Contact, Descriptive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics, Glottochronology, Language Classification, Language Typology, Lexicology, Morphology (Languages), Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Syntax
University o f Texas Press, Austin, Texas 78712 ($15.00).
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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Identifiers: Central America; Mexico