A grammar of Misantla Totonac by Carolyn Mackay

By Carolyn Mackay

The Totonac-Tepehua language kinfolk, notwithstanding typologically just like another Mesoamerican languages, has no longer but been established to be with regards to the other language kinfolk. Misantla Totonac is the southernmost number of Totonac and is spoken within the sector among Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz, Mexico and Misantla, Veracruz. In 1974, a newly paved street attached Xalapa and Misantla bringing a comparatively remoted sector into touch with mainstream Mexican language and tradition. for this reason, Misantla Totonac isn't any longer received as a primary language by way of the neighborhood kids and is quickly being changed by way of Spanish. A GRAMMAR OF MISANTLA TOTONAC provides the phonological constitution of the language and the most efficient morphological techniques. It describes inflection and derivation of all significant notice sessions (verbs, nominals, and statives) intimately. It introduces grammatical contract and notice order phenomena, and provides the main salient and demanding features of Misantla Totonac grammar. even supposing quite a few Totonac-Tepehua grammars exist in Spanish, this can be the one released grammar of the Totonac-Tepehua language relatives presently to be had in English. Winner of the yearly Society for the research of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) booklet Award, this marks the 3rd quantity to be released within the sequence. "The fabric offered this is key to any destiny paintings in reconstructing the proto-language. . . .[It] is an important contribution to either normal linguistics in addition to to Mesoamerican experiences. -James Watters, summer time Institute of Linguistics

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