Author: Michel Launey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Now available to an English-speaking audience, this book is a comprehensive grammar of classical Nahuatl, the literary language of the Aztecs. It offers students of Nahuatl a complete and clear treatment of the language's structure, grammar and vocabulary. It is divided into 35 chapters, beginning with basic syntax and progressing gradually to more complex structures. Each grammatical concept is illustrated clearly with examples, exercises and passages for translation. A key is provided to allow students to check their answers. By far the most approachable textbook of Nahuatl available, this book will be an excellent teaching tool both for classroom use and for readers pursuing independent study of the language. It will be an invaluable resource to anthropologists, ethnographers, historians, archaeologists and linguists alike.
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Author: James Richard Andrews

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806134529

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 678

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Nahuatl is the language used by the ancient Aztecs and the Nahua Indians of Central Mexico. This text introduces the language using an anthropological approach, teaching learners to understand Nahuatl according to its own distinctive grammar and to reject translationalist descriptions based on English or Spanish notions of grammar. In particular, the author emphasizes the nonexistence of words in Nahuatl (except for the few so-called particles) and stresses the nuclear clause as the basis for Nahuatl linguistic organization.
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Author: James Richard Andrews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780806134536

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 269

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For many years, J. Richard Andrews’s Introduction to Classical Nahuatl has been the standard reference work for scholars and students of Nahuatl, the language used by the ancient Aztecs and the Nahua Indians of Central Mexico. Andrews’s work was the first book to make Nahuatl accessible as a coherent language system and to recognize such crucial linguistic features as vowel length and the glottal stop. Accompanied by a workbook, this long-awaited new edition is extensively revised, enlarged, and updated with the latest research. The revised edition is guided by the same intentions as those behind the first. Andrews’s approach is "anthropological," teaching us to understand Nahuatl according to its own distinctive grammar and to reject translationalist descriptions based on English or Spanish notions of grammar. In particular, Andrews emphasizes the nonexistence of words in Nahuatl (except for the few so-called particles) and stresses the nuclear clause as the basis for Nahuatl linguistic organization. Besides an increase in the number of chapters (from forty-eight to fifty-seven, including a more detailed treatment of place names), the new edition contains an innovative approach to personal names and the introduction of the square zero to indicate irregular morphological silence. The accompanying workbook provides exercises linked to the text, a key to the exercises, and an extensive vocabulary list.
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Geschichte und Kultur

Author: Berthold Riese

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406614002

Category: Aztecs

Page: 448

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Author: Anatole Lyovin,William Leben

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195149882

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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Unique in scope, An Introduction to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics students to the variety of world's languages. Students will gain familiarity with concepts such as sound change, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the rich variety of linguistic structure in word order, morphological types, grammatical relations, gender, inflection, and derivation. It offers the opportunity to explore structures of varying and fascinating languages even with no prior acquaintance. A chapter is devoted to each of the world's continents, with in-depth analyses of representative languages of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and America, and separate chapters cover writing systems and pidgins and creoles. Each chapter contains exercises and recommendations for further reading. New to this edition are eleven original maps as well as sections on sign languages and language death and revitalization. For greater readability, basic language facts are now organized in tables, and language samples follow international standards for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing. There is an instructor's manual available for registered instructors on the book's companion website.
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Author: Christian Lehmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3050080531

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

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Dieser Sammelband präsentiert Ergebnisse des DFG-Forschungsprojekts "Lexikalische und grammatische Typologie des Yukatekischen Maya" (Universitäten Bielefeld und Erfurt 1996–2002, Leitung Christian Lehmann). Die beiden enthaltenen Beiträge thematisieren die Codierung semantischer Relationen durch syntaktische Relationen und die grammatische Reflektion von Partizipantenkonstellationen in einer Situation (Partizipation). Die Analysen kombinieren den funktionalen und den strukturellen Ansatz. Christian Lehmann und Yong-Min Shin verfolgen die onomasiologische Perspektive und behandeln die Versprachlichung diverser instrumentaler und komitativer Relationen in den Sprachen Englisch, Deutsch, Hmong, Japanisch, Kambera, Kayardild, Khmer, Kolyma Yukagirisch, Koreanisch, Lezgisch, Mandarin Chinesisch, Thai, Türkisch, Vietnamesisch, Yidin und Yukatekisch. Sie entwickeln einen umfassenden Rahmen zur typologischen Untersuchung der funktionalen Domäne der Konkomitanz und unterscheiden zwischen spezifischeren Partizipantenrelationen wie Partner, Begleiter, Vehikel, Werkzeug, Material, Art und Weise und Umstand. Es wird gezeigt, dass Konkomitanten in ihrer syntaktischen Kodierung entsprechend diesen spezifischeren Funktionen sowie in Abhängigkeit von absoluten Eigenschaften wie z. B. Belebtheit variieren. Christian Lehmann and Elisabeth Verhoeven nehmen in ihrem Beitrag dagegen die semasiologische Perspektive ein und behandeln die syntaktische Kodierung peripherer Partizipanten in inkorporativen Strukturen. Sie kontrastieren Substantivinkorporation im Yukatekischen mit demselben Prozess in anderen Sprachen, in denen er gleichfalls der Veränderung der Partizipantenstruktur dient, nämlich im Nahuatl, Guaraní, Mayali und im Samoanischen. Dabei ergibt sich, dass im Yukatekischen Substantivinkorporation in einem größeren Maße zur Neuanordnung von Partizipanten genutzt wird als in anderen Sprachen. Weiterhin zeigt ein Vergleich mit anderen Mayasprachen, dass Inkorporation im Yukatekischen eine Besonderheit innerhalb dieser Sprachfamilie darstellt. Dies gilt sowohl in Bezug auf die Bedeutung von inkorporativen Verben als auch in Bezug auf die Funktionen, die dieser Prozess erfüllt.
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Author: Frances E. Karttunen

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806124216

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 349

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This is a comprehensive modern dictionary of the major indigenous language of Mexico, the language of the Aztecs and many of their neighbors. Nahuatl speakers became literate within a generation of contact with Europeans, and a vast literature has been composed in Nahuatl beginning in the mid-sixteenth century and continuing to the present.
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Author: Ulrich Luz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783545231351

Category: Apostles

Page: 553

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Ulrich Luz hat den 1985 erschienenen Matthauskommentar vollig uberarbeitet.
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Author: Frances Berdan,Patricia Rieff Anawalt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520204546

Category: History

Page: 416

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Consists of v. 2 and 4 of Berdan and Anawalt's The Codex Mendoza (4 v. -- Berkeley : University of California Press, c1992).
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gesammelte Aufsätze zum Maltesischen

Author: Reinhold Kontzi

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823358589

Category: Maltese language

Page: 268

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Maps and atlases

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: N.A


Category: Copyright

Page: N.A

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The record of each copyright registration listed in the Catalog includes a description of the work copyrighted and data relating to the copyright claim (the name of the copyright claimant as given in the application for registration, the copyright date, the copyright registration number, etc.).
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The Bancroft Dialogues

Author: Frances E. Karttunen,James Lockhart

Publisher: University of California at LA


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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Evolution, Paradigmen und Schaltkreise

Author: Dieter Hillert

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658201134

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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Dieter Hillert untersucht, wie Bausteine der sprachlichen Evolution diskutiert werden können und wie sich diese in Bezug auf den modernen Menschen entwickelt haben. Insbesondere die hier vorgestellten neuronalen Kartierungsmethoden ermöglichen, wichtige Ergebnisse über die neuronalen Schaltkreise zu gewinnen, die an der Sprachverarbeitung beteiligt sind. Der Autor verdeutlich zudem kortikale Kartierungen sowohl bei typischem und als auch bei atypischem Sprachverhalten. Entsprechend wird aus diesen angesprochenen Perspektiven besprochen, wie sich unser Sprachvermögen evolutionär entwickelten hat, um beispielsweise Ideen, Gefühle, Ziele und Humor lautsprachlich vermitteln zu können. Das vorgestellte evolutionäre Sprachmodell beruht auf den kognitiven Fähigkeiten unserer biologischen Vorahnen.
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The Codex Chimalpopoca

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816518869

Category: History

Page: 238

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One of the great documents of colonial Mexico, the Codex Chimalpopoca chronicles the rise of Aztec civilization and preserves the mythology on which it was based. Its two complementary texts, Annals of Cuauhtitlan and Legend of the Suns, record the pre-CortŽsian history of the Valley of Mexico together with firsthand versions of that region's myths. Of particular interest are the stories of the hero-god Quetzalcoatl, for which the Chimalpopoca is the premier source. John Bierhorst's work is the first major scholarship on the Codex Chimalpopoca in more than forty years. His is the first edition in English and the first in any language to include the complete text of the Legend of the Suns. The precise, readable translation not only contributes to the study of Aztec history and literature but also makes the codex an indispensable reference for Aztec cultural topics, including land tenure, statecraft, the role of women, the tribute system, warfare, and human sacrifice.
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