ERIC Number: ED056541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Comparative Quechua Phonology and Grammar V: The Evolution of Quechua B(1).
Parker, Gary J.
It is possible to observe phonological innovations in Quechua B in purely linguistic terms, abandoning the use of dialects and subdialects. Isolect and lect are used instead. A particular speech form, with respect to a particular innovation, is an isolect in one of three possible ways: it lacks the innovation; it has the innovation as a variable rule; it has the innovation as a categorical rule. A lect is a speech form so defined for all the innovations in the language or for some particular subset of them. The author discusses several phonological innovations in Quechua B and is able to establish lects for the language based on the innovation. Where possible, the evolution of the innovations is noted. Grammatical innovation is also discussed in the area of syntactic differentiation in the distribution of suffixes. Tables illustrate the distribution of particular innovations; maps show geographical location. A list of references is provided. (VM)
Descriptors: Consonants, Descriptive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics, Environmental Influences, Etymology, Geographic Distribution, Grammar, Innovation, Language Acquisition, Language Classification, Language Typology, Morphemes, Phonemes, Phonology, Quechua, Structural Analysis, Syntax, Tables (Data), Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vowels
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Dept. of Linguistics.
Note: In Working Papers in Linguistics, v3 n3 p45-109 Mar 1971