The Linguistics of Southeast Chiapas, Mexico

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Author: Campbell, Lyle

Year: 1988

Publisher: Brigham Young University Press

Place: Provo

Description:

vi+416 pages with figures, maps and tables. Quarto (10 1/2" x 7 3/4") issued in wrappers. Contributions by Walter Randolph Adams and Brant Gardner. Papers of the New World Archaeological Foundation number 50. 1st edition.

An understanding of the history and geography of the native languages of Chiapas is important for establishing the prehistory of this areas and of Mesoamerica generally. Historical linguistic interpretations, however, requires and adequate descriptive linguistic record. The goal here is to present the results of linguistic research in southeastern Chiapas from both a descriptive and historical perspective. The descriptive linguistic finds are presented as basic reference material; the results of historical findings, are also presented.

Lyle Campbell is a linguist who is considered to be one of the foremost experts on Native American languages, especially the Mayan and Uto-Aztecan language families, as well as in historical linguistics. In addition to his expertise in Mesoamerican languages, he is also an expert on Finno-Ugric languages. He is presently Professor of Linguistics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and the director of the University's Center for American Indian Languages

Condition:

"Discard" stamped on front wrapper, points lightly rubbed else a very good to fine copy.


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