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By Carolyn Mackay

ISBN-10: 0585111987

ISBN-13: 9780585111988

ISBN-10: 0874804558

ISBN-13: 9780874804553

The Totonac-Tepehua language kinfolk, even though typologically just like another Mesoamerican languages, has now not but been proven to be regarding the other language relatives. Misantla Totonac is the southernmost number of Totonac and is spoken within the region among Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz, Mexico and Misantla, Veracruz. In 1974, a newly paved street hooked up Xalapa and Misantla bringing a comparatively remoted quarter into touch with mainstream Mexican language and tradition. accordingly, Misantla Totonac is not any longer got as a primary language by way of the neighborhood teenagers and is quickly being changed by way of Spanish. A GRAMMAR OF MISANTLA TOTONAC provides the phonological constitution of the language and the best morphological approaches. It describes inflection and derivation of all significant be aware periods (verbs, nominals, and statives) intimately. It introduces grammatical contract and notice order phenomena, and provides the main salient and critical features of Misantla Totonac grammar. even though a variety of Totonac-Tepehua grammars exist in Spanish, this is often the single released grammar of the Totonac-Tepehua language relatives at the moment on hand in English. Winner of the once a year Society for the learn of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) e-book Award, this marks the 3rd quantity to be released within the sequence. "The fabric provided here's key to any destiny paintings in reconstructing the proto-language. . . .[It] is an important contribution to either common linguistics in addition to to Mesoamerican reviews. -James Watters, summer season Institute of Linguistics

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