LINGUIST List 32.901

Thu Mar 11 2021

Books: Mochica: grammatical topics and external relations: Virhuez-Eloranta

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Date: 25-Feb-2021
From: Janacy van Duijn Genet <>
Subject: Mochica: grammatical topics and external relations: Virhuez-Eloranta
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Title: Mochica: grammatical topics and external relations
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series
Published: 2020
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)

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Author: Rita Silvia Virhuez-Eloranta
Paperback: ISBN: 9789460933486 Pages: 535 Price: Europe EURO 44

This thesis is about the Mochica language, an extinct linguistic isolate that was spoken until the mid- to late-nineteenth century in the northern coastal area of Peru. The aim of this study is twofold. The first goal is to reconstruct and better understand the Mochica language, in order to achieve the second goal of this research: a comparison of the Mochica language with other languages, which could potentially allow the establishment of contact or genealogical relations.

This thesis includes a brief grammatical sketch of the Mochica language, as well as the reconstruction of some of its grammatical aspects (nominal possession, numeral classification, and nominalization) and its phonology. The thesis also offers the results of the grammatical and lexical comparison carried out between the Mochica language and other surrounding languages, and with other typologically similar languages.

This thesis will be of interest to linguists who study indigenous languages of the Americas, Andean Linguistics and Linguistic Typology.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Mochica (omc)

Written In: English (eng)

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