Estudios de Linguistica y Filologia Nahuas

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Author: Gonzalez Casanova, Pablo (1889-1936)

Year: 1977

Publisher: Universidad Nacional Antropologia de Mexico (UNAM)

Place: Mexico City

Description:

xci+289 pages with frontispiece, plates and index. Octavo (9" x 6 1/4") issued in red cloth with black and gilt lettering to spine. Introduction by Ascension H de Leon-Portilla. Limited to 3000 copies. 1st edition.

Classical Nahuatl is an Uto-Aztecan language of the Nahuan or Aztecan language. It belongs to the central dialects and is most closely related to the modern dialects of Nahuatl spoken in the valley of Mexico in colonial and modern times. It is probable that the Classical Nahuatl documented by 16th- and 17th-century written sources represents a particularly prestigious sociolect. That is to say, the variety of Nahuatl recorded in these documents is most likely to be more particularly representative of the speech of Aztec nobles (pipiltin), while the commoners (mācehualtin) spoke a somewhat different variety.

Condition:

Some light shelf wear, jacket with some edge wear and small chips and tears, soiled, spine darkened else a very good copy in like jacket.

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