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The Mesoamerican Indian Languages : Cambridge Language Surveys - Jorge A. Suarez

The Mesoamerican Indian Languages

Cambridge Language Surveys

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Published: 13th June 1983
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At least a hundred indigenous Indian languages are known to have been spoken in Mesoamerica, the cultural area that includes most of Mexico and part of South America, but it is only in the past fifty years that many of them have been adequately described. For some we still have no more than a partial description, often in an obscure source. Professor Suarez draws together this considerable mass of scholarship in a general survey that will provide an invaluable source of reference. The approach is primarily descriptive, and a major part of the volume is concerned with synchronic descriptions of phonology, morphology and syntax. The volume will be of interest and importance both to general linguists and to others with a serious interest in Mesoamerican culture and society."

The study of Mesoamerican Indian languages
Dialects, languages and linguistic families
Phonology I
Phonology II
Morphology I
Morphology II
Syntax I
Syntax II
Preconquest literary traditions
The prehistory of Mesoamerican Indian languages
Indian languages after the conquest
Appendix
References
Indexes
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521296694
ISBN-10: 0521296692
Series: Cambridge Language Surveys
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 13th June 1983
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.34