LINGUIST List 12.610

Mon Mar 5 2001

Books: Native American Languages

Editor for this issue: Naomi Ogasawara <naomilinguistlist.org>


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Directory

  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Native American Languages: Los 'dialogos' del Calepino de Motul
  2. LINCOM EUROPA, Native American Languages: Aymara by M. Hardman
  3. LINCOM EUROPA, Native American: A Tri-Lingual Dictionary of Embera-Spanish-English

Message 1: Native American Languages: Los 'dialogos' del Calepino de Motul

Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 13:37:44 +0100
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Native American Languages: Los 'dialogos' del Calepino de Motul

Los 'di�logos' del Calepino de Motul: 
exploraciones en la historiograf�a de la Otredad

ROSE LEMA

En el presente estudio hacemos una lectura no lexicol�gica, sino
discursiva, del diccionario m�s antiguo y extenso que se haya escrito
sobre la lengua yucateca. Se trata del Calepino de Motul, elaborado en
suelo amerindio por fray Antonio de Ciudad Real en el enlace de los
siglos XVI y XVII. Inspir�ndonos en Roland Barthes, hemos seguido el
m�todo de lectura vocal, el cual dice la cultura m�s all� de los
sonidos del lenguaje. As�, hemos podido escuchar el grano de las voces
de aquella �poca en 166 'di�logos' esparcidos entre las 16 000
c�psulas l�xicas que constituyen el Calepino. A lo largo de las
escuetas conversaciones reci�n recreadas se pueden vislumbrar v�vidas
escenas de la cotidianeidad en los pueblos, la milpa, los caminos, el
atrio de la iglesia, las chozas, el confesionario. Se puede asimismo
imaginar al indio confes�ndose al fraile o guardando ante �ste un
silencio absoluto, lleno de significaciones culturales ante el
endoctrinamiento. En efecto, la multiacentualidad de las reacciones
de los mayas habr�an de conducir los destinos por derroteros jam�s
imaginados por los evangelizadores venidos de allende el mar. En fin,
contextuando los di�logos mediante datos antropol�gicos, sociol�gicos
e hist�ricos, provenientes de distintas �pocas y de autores diversos,
nos hemos ido acercando, transdisciplinariamente, a la otredad de la
�poca colonial postmontejina.

ISBN 3 89586 666 0. 
Native America 01. 
280pp. Ca. USD 64 / DM 120 / � 40. 



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Message 2: Native American Languages: Aymara by M. Hardman

Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 13:51:22 +0100
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Native American Languages: Aymara by M. Hardman

Aymara
MJ HARDMAN
University of Florida, Gainesville

Aymara, a member of the Jaqi family of languages (Jaqaru, Kawki,
Aymara), is a language of the high Andean plain between the highest
peaks of the Andes mountains and of the shores of the world's highest
navigable lake. Aymara is the first language of approximately
one-third of the population of Bolivia, the dominant language of the
southern area of Per� throughout Puno and down towards the coast in
Moquegua, Tacna, with branches into Arequipa, and is the indigenous
language of northern Chile. Aymara is a suffixing language with
complex morphophonemics. The bulk of the grammatical resources are
found within the morphology. Syntax is morphologically marked; verbal
person suffixes mark simultaneously object/subject; data source is
marked at all levels of grammar. Within the nominal system
inclusive/exclusive and humanness are marked. The Aymara sentence is
defined by the use of sentence suffixes. These sentence suffixes are
independent of root classes and may occur on all classes. Every
sentence must be marked by one or more sentence suffix, which serves
to define the sentence type. Aymara has 26 consonant phonemes and
three vowel phonemes. Fifteen of the consonants are voiceless stops
which occur in five contrasting positions of articulation; and in
three manners. Vowel dropping is significant, complex and pervasive,
marking case and phrase structure as well as style. MJ Hardman is
Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of
Florida. She began the study of Aymara in the sixties and has since
been continually involved with one or another of the Jaqi languages
for which she has written grammars, teaching materials and cultural
studies. She founded INEL (Instituto Nacional de Estudios
Ling��sticos) in Bolivia and the Aymara Language Materials Program at
the University of Florida. Her current research also involves
language and gender and the patterning of worldview in language.

ISBN 3 89586 975 9. 
LINCOM Studies in Native American Linguistics 35. 
Ca. 260 pp. USD 68 / DM 128 / � 42. 


 

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Message 3: Native American: A Tri-Lingual Dictionary of Embera-Spanish-English

Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 13:38:45 +0100
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Native American: A Tri-Lingual Dictionary of Embera-Spanish-English

A Tri-Lingual Dictionary of Ember�-Spanish-English

SOLOMON SARA
Georgetown University

Ember� is a Central American Indian Language belonging to the Choco
grouping. It is Spoken in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in unequal
proportions. This study is based on the Ember� dialect spoken in
Panama. Though the statistics vary, the number of native speakers is
no more than sixty thousand, in toto. In Panama, the number of
speakers is no more than twenty thousand. There are no studies in
English on Ember�, and a very few in Spanish. This dictionary is
based on information and elicitations from the native speaker
Mr. Daniel Casta�eda. This is the first attempt at a collection of the
basic lexical items of the language, and it is first in English and
Spanish. Mr. Casta�eda is a bilingual speaker of Spanish and Ember�,
with limited fluency in English. All elicitations were done through
the medium of Spanish at Georgetown University in Washington
D.C. while he was residing in the area. For ease of use the dictionary
is multi-directional, i.e. Ember�-Spanish-English and
Spanish-Ember�-English. Even though this dialect differs from Cham�
dialect, this dictionary can serve as a companion to the grammar of
Ember� by D.A. Licht, also published by LINCOM EUROPA.

ISBN 3 89586 672 5. 
Languages of the World/Dictionaries 38. 
Ca. 450pp. USD 78 / DM 144 / � 48. 



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