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Author Law, Danny, 1980- author

Title Language contact, inherited similarity and social difference : the story of linguistic interaction in the Maya Lowlands / Danny Law, University of Texas at Austin
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 206 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory, 0304-0763 ; volume 328
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory.
Contents LANGUAGE CONTACT, INHERITED SIMILARITYAND SOCIAL DIFFERENCE; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Preface & acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Chapter 1. Language contact in the Maya Lowlands; 1.1 Contact and inherited similarity; 1.2 Identifying contact effects between related languages; 1.3 Mayan languages; 1.4 The Maya Lowlands: Definition and history; 1.5 The linguistic geography of the Maya Lowlands, past and present; 1.5.1 The Preclassic period (2200 B.C. -- 200 A.D.); 1.5.2 The Classic period (200-900 A.D.); 1.5.3 The Postclassic period (900-1521 A.D.)
3.1 Processes of contact-induced change beyond phonemes3.2 Contact-induced change in Mayan aspect; 3.3 Contact-induced changes in Mayan person marking; 3.3.1 Pattern borrowing in person markers; 3.3.2 Matter borrowing in person markers; 3.4 Contact-induced changes in Mayan quantification; 3.5 Contact-induced changes in Mayan numeral classifiers; 3.5.1 Pattern borrowing in numeral classifiers; 3.5.2 Matter borrowing in numeral classifiers; 3.6 Contact-induced changes in Mayan word order and agent focus; 3.7 The Lowland Maya region as a linguistic area
3.7.1 History of the 'linguistic area' concept3.7.2 Defining the Lowland Mayan linguistic area; 3.7.3 Explaining the Lowland Mayan linguistic area; Chapter 4. Person marking and pattern borrowing in Lowland Mayan languages; 4.1 Language contact and the category of person; 4.2 Person marking in Mayan languages; 4.3 Types of pronouns and pronoun borrowing; 4.4 Pattern borrowing in Lowland Mayan person marking; 4.4.1 Third person suppletive to transparent plural forms; 4.4.2 Second person; 4.4.3 First person; 4.4.4 Suffixation of absolutive; 4.5 Overlapping isoglosses and layers of borrowing
Chapter 5. Cholan, Yukatekan and matter borrowing in person markers5.1 Matter borrowing in person markers; 5.2 Shared innovations and matter borrowing in Set A; 5.3 Shared innovations in Set B; 5.4 Relative chronology of changes in person marking; 5.5 Person marking and borrowability in Mayan; Chapter 6. Contact effects in the Lowland Mayan aspectual systems; 6.1 Borrowed aspectual morphology in Lowland Mayan languages; 6.2 The 'ti' completive proclitic; 6.3 The '-oom' perfect incompletive; 6.3.1 The -oom in hieroglyphs; 6.3.2 -oom in Colonial Yukatek; 6.3.3 Borrowing or shared retention?
Summary This book offers a study of long-term, intensive language contact between more than a dozen Mayan languages spoken in the lowlands of Guatemala, Southern Mexico and Belize. It details the massive restructuring of syntactic and semantic organization, the calquing of grammatical patterns, and the direct borrowing of inflectional morphology, including, in some of these languages, the direct borrowing of even entire morphological paradigms. The in-depth analysis of contact among the genetically related Lowland Mayan languages presented in this volume serves as a highly relevant case for theoretica
Notes 6.4 The progressive with *iyuwal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-203) and index
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Subject Languages in contact.
Mayan languages -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014000517
ISBN 9027270473 (electronic bk.)
9789027270474 (electronic bk.)