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ERIC Number: ED175253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The History and Distribution of Indigenous Languages of Bolivia.
Key, Mary Ritchie
This paper about the history and distribution of indigenous languages of Bolivia is divided into two parts. The first part deals with: (1) the developments of comparative work in South American Indian languages, (2) the phonological problems of comparative work in recently written languages, and (3) the apparent conflicts when dealing with early stages of discovering relationships. The second part is a survey of the extant languages of Bolivia with an updated map. Relationships that have been posited are summarized. A new hypothesis is suggested for intercontinental connections, relating the Aztec languages of Mexico with Quechua, Mapuche (Araucanian), Mosetene, Tacanan, Panoan, and the Fuegian languages. The appendix contains a word list of resemblances between the languages examined. (Author/NCR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bolivia; Peru; South American Languages
Note: Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association (77th, Los Angeles, California, November 1978)