History and Language in the Andes

Historians and linguists see this through different - but complementary - perspectives. This book is a meeting of minds, long overdue, to weave them together.

History and Language in the Andes

The modern world began with the clash of civilisations between Spaniards and native Americans. Their interplay and struggles ever since are mirrored in the fates of the very languages they spoke. The conquistadors wrought theirs into a new 'world language'; yet the Andes still host the New World's greatest linguistic survivor, Quechua. Historians and linguists see this through different - but complementary - perspectives. This book is a meeting of minds, long overdue, to weave them together. It ranges from Inca collapse to the impacts of colonial rule, reform, independence, and the modern-day trends that so threaten native language here with its ultimate demise.

The Languages of the Andes

1.1 The languages of the Andes The languages of the Andes are not at all structurally similar, nor directly related, and are spoken in a huge area. Nonetheless, there are many connections between them, and they share a recent ...

The Languages of the Andes

The Andean and Pacific regions of South America are home to a remarkable variety of languages and language families, with a range of typological differences. This linguistic diversity results from a complex historical background, comprising periods of greater communication between different peoples and languages, and periods of fragmentation and individual development. The Languages of the Andes documents in a single volume the indigenous languages spoken and formerly spoken in this linguistically rich region, as well as in adjacent areas. Grouping the languages into different cultural spheres, it describes their characteristics in terms of language typology, language contact, and the social perspectives of present-day languages. The authors provide both historical and contemporary information, and illustrate the languages with detailed grammatical sketches. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book will be a valuable source for students and scholars of linguistics and anthropology alike.

The Native Languages of South America

The book aims to uncover regional patterns and potential deeper genealogical relations between the languages.

The Native Languages of South America

In South America indigenous languages are extremely diverse. There are over one hundred language families in this region alone. Contributors from around the world explore the history and structure of these languages, combining insights from archaeology and genetics with innovative linguistic analysis. The book aims to uncover regional patterns and potential deeper genealogical relations between the languages. Based on a large-scale database of features from sixty languages, the book analyses major language families such as Tupian and Arawakan, as well as the Quechua/Aymara complex in the Andes, the Isthmo-Colombian region and the Andean foothills. It explores the effects of historical change in different grammatical systems and fills gaps in the World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) database, where South American languages are underrepresented. An important resource for students and researchers interested in linguistics, anthropology and language evolution.

The Native Languages of South America

5.2 Characteristic features of the Andes The languages of the Andes present a genealogical diversity that is often overshadowed by the historical dominance of groups speaking Quechuan and Aymaran languages. The multitude of smaller ...

The Native Languages of South America

In South America indigenous languages are extremely diverse. There are over one hundred language families in this region alone. Contributors from around the world explore the history and structure of these languages, combining insights from archaeology and genetics with innovative linguistic analysis. The book aims to uncover regional patterns and potential deeper genealogical relations between the languages. Based on a large-scale database of features from sixty languages, the book analyses major language families such as Tupian and Arawakan, as well as the Quechua/Aymara complex in the Andes, the Isthmo-Colombian region and the Andean foothills. It explores the effects of historical change in different grammatical systems and fills gaps in the World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) database, where South American languages are underrepresented. An important resource for students and researchers interested in linguistics, anthropology and language evolution.

Language in the Andes

She argues that the properties of bilingual Spanish are different from those of Andean Spanish : The speech of bilinguals will exhibit characteristics proper to second language acquisition not found in Andean Spanish .

Language in the Andes


The Languages of Japan

CAMBRIDGE LANGUAGE SURVEYS General Editors : Stephen R. Anderson ( Yale University ) Joan Bresnan ( Stanford ... East Asia J.A. Matisoff Austronesian languages R. Blust Slavonic languages R. Sussex The languages of the Andes Willem F.H. ...

The Languages of Japan

A survey of the two main indigenous languages of Japan includes the most comprehensive study of the polysynthetic Ainu language yet to appear in English as well as a comprehensive analysis of Japanese linguistics.

Archaeology and Language in the Andes

In order to weave together a coherent, holistic, and convincing tale of the Andean past, archaeologists study the outstanding record left by successive cultures; linguists mine the rich seam of information in the Quechua language family; ...

Archaeology and Language in the Andes

In order to weave together a coherent, holistic, and convincing tale of the Andean past, archaeologists study the outstanding record left by successive cultures; linguists mine the rich seam of information in the Quechua language family; anthropologists and historians tease out conflicting native mytho-histories.

Gods of the Andes

An Early Jesuit Account of Inca Religion and Andean Christianity Blas Valera, Sabine Hyland. Council stated, “it is understood that [even] in the greatest and most perfect language of the Indians it is not possible to explain well ...

Gods of the Andes

"An English translation of a sixteenth-century Spanish manuscript, by an Inca Jesuit, about Inca religion and the spread of Christianity in colonial Peru. Includes an introductory essay"--Provided by publisher.

Language of Inequality

Today there are only three of the Jaqi languages left, but at one time Jaqi was spoken the length and breadth of the Andes, if not as a first language then as a second, or trade language. The center for the Jaqi expansion was Wari, ...

Language of Inequality

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

Uchumataqu

This book is the first comprehensive grammatical description of Uchumataqu, the language of the Uru of Lake Titicaca in north-western Bolivia.

Uchumataqu

This book is the first comprehensive grammatical description of Uchumataqu, the language of the Uru of Lake Titicaca in north-western Bolivia. Uchumataqu forms part of the isolated language family Uru-Chipaya but has been influenced to differing degrees by Aymara, Quechua, and Spanish. The Uchumataqu language became extinct around 1950. Although several researchers had documented the language during the first half of the twentieth century, much of the material remained unstudied. This book is the first to take into consideration every previous study of the Uchumataqu language. The grammatical description is based on former publications and archive material and seeks to describe Uchumataqu as comprehensively as possible. It includes a description of the phonological system of Uchumataqu as well as a presentation of its morphological processes. The nominal and verbal systems are discussed in detail. Particular attention is paid to the complex person-marking system of Uchumataqu, of which person-marking clitics are a vital part that distinguishes Uchumataqu from the neighbouring Aymara and Quechua language. Another important issue are nominalisation and subordination strategies as well as adjectives which form a word class of its own. The relationship of Uchumataqu with the surrounding Aymara and Quechua language, and particularly the way in which influence on Uchumataqu was exerted, are described in detail. The appendices contain a transcription of the afore unpublished manuscripts of Max Uhle and Walter Lehmann on Uchumataqu as well as a comparative and diachronic dictionary. This book is aimed at linguists from all disciplines but is of equal interest to anthropologists, Americanists, historical linguists, typologists, and linguists with a special interest in Andean studies. It is not only an important contribution to the study of Andean languages and their interrelationship, but also an account for the descendants of the last Uchumataqu speakers of their lost language.

History of the Language Sciences Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaften Histoire des sciences du langage 1 Teilband

“Changes in Language Use and Attitudes of Quechua-Spanish Bilinguals in Peru”. Language in the Andes hg. von Peter Cole et al, 2751. Newark, DE: Latein American Studies Program. Gnärig, Burkhard. 1981. Zwischen Quechua und Spanisch.

History of the Language Sciences   Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaften   Histoire des sciences du langage  1  Teilband

Writing in English, German, or French, more than 300 authors provide a historical description of the beginnings and of the early and subsequent development of thinking about language and languages within the relevant historical context. The gradually emerging institutions concerned with the study, organisation, documentation, and distribution are considered as well as those dealing with the utilisation of language related knowledge. Special emphasis has been placed on related disciplines, such as rhetoric, the philosophy of language, cognitive psychology, logic and neurological science.

Status Change of Languages

Evidence of the existence of the multitude of precolonial languages in the Andean area is given in the reports of the conquerors , official chroniclers and missionaries . 3 According to Cerrón - Palomino ( 1987 a : 24 f . ) ...

Status Change of Languages


Languages of the Amazon

Languages spoken in the Andean foothills and close to the Andes often have a number of features shared with Quechua, an Andean language. For example, languages closer to the Andes are consistently nominative– accusative—these include ...

Languages of the Amazon

The first guide to Amazonia's over 300 languages compares their features, sets out their characteristics, and describes the cultures of those who speak them. Clearly written and brought vividly to life with anecdotes from the author's fieldwork, this is both an essential reference and an accessible introduction for linguistics and anthropologists.

The Romance Languages

Rebecca Posner, Professor Emeritus of Romance Languages Rebecca Posner S. R. Anderson, J. Bresnan ... language Ho - Him Sohn Australian languages R. M. W. Dixon The Dravidian Languages Bhadriraju Krishnamurti The Languages of the Andes ...

The Romance Languages

This comprehensive survey examines the Romance languages from a wide variety of perspectives.

How Language Works

Aymará was once a major language throughout the central Andes, but is now restricted to around 600,000 speakers in Bolivia and Peru. Quechua, the official language of the Incas, is now spoken in over thirty varieties by nearly 7 million ...

How Language Works

In this fascinating survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work, David Crystal answers every question you might ever have had about the nuts and bolts of language in his usual highly illuminating way. Along the way we find out about eyebrow flashes, whistling languages, how parents teach their children to speak, how politeness travels across languages and how the way we talk show not just how old we are but where we’re from and even who we want to be.

Indigenous Intellectuals

On language diversity inthe Andean region, seeWillemF. H. Adelaar, and Peter Muysken, The Languages of the Andes; onQuechua, see Rodolfo Cerrón Palomino, Lingüística quechua; Bruce Mannheim, The Languageofthe ...

Indigenous Intellectuals

Via military conquest, Catholic evangelization, and intercultural engagement and struggle, a vast array of knowledge circulated through the Spanish viceroyalties in Mexico and the Andes. This collection highlights the critical role that indigenous intellectuals played in this cultural ferment. Scholars of history, anthropology, literature, and art history reveal new facets of the colonial experience by emphasizing the wide range of indigenous individuals who used knowledge to subvert, undermine, critique, and sometimes enhance colonial power. Seeking to understand the political, social, and cultural impact of indigenous intellectuals, the contributors examine both ideological and practical forms of knowledge. Their understanding of "intellectual" encompasses the creators of written texts and visual representations, functionaries and bureaucrats who interacted with colonial agents and institutions, and organic intellectuals. Contributors. Elizabeth Hill Boone, Kathryn Burns, John Charles, Alan Durston, María Elena Martínez, Tristan Platt, Gabriela Ramos, Susan Schroeder, John F. Schwaller, Camilla Townsend, Eleanor Wake, Yanna Yannakakis

Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations L R

LANGUAGE AND RELIGION: The Quechuas and Aymaras speak languages of the Andean branch of the Andean-Equatorial languge family. The languages are highly expressive, including bipersonal conjugation and conjugation dependent on mental ...

Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations  L R

Provides an up-to-date guide to over 300 developed or emerging national groups worldwide, some of whom are poised to shape the world of tomorrow.

Variation Rolls the Dice

There are also local effects of other languages such as Kament'sa or Kamsá , Candoshi and Waorani . ... In Archeology and Language in the Andes : A Cross - Disciplinary Exploration of Pre - History [ Proceedings of the British Academy ...

Variation Rolls the Dice

Variation Rolls the Dice: A worldwide collage in honour of Salikoko S. Mufwene aims to celebrate Mufwene’s ground-breaking contribution to linguistics in the past four decades. The title also encapsulates his approach to language as both systemic and socio-cultural practices, and the role of variation in determining particular evolutionary trajectories in specific linguistic ecologies. The book therefore focuses on variation within and across languages, within and across speakers, and how this fundamental aspect of human behavior can affect language structure in time and space. Mufwene has been instrumental in putting creole languages on the map of General Linguistics and connecting their analysis to issues of language acquisition, multilingualism, language contact, language evolution, and language typology. Thanks to the diversity of topics and the wide-ranging theoretical persuasions of the contributors, this volume aims at a large readership including both scholars and advanced students interested in cutting-edge research in the aforementioned domains.

Language

REVIEWS The languages of the Andes . By WILLEM ADELAAR , with PIETER MUYSKEN . ( Cambridge language surveys . ) Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2004. Pp . xxvi , 719 . ISBN 052136275X . $ 170 ( Hb ) . Reviewed by RODOLFO CERRÓN ...

Language