Learning Indigenous Languages

Learning Indigenous Languages

Child Language Acquisition in Mesoamerica

eBook - 2007
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This book includes six studies on the acquisition of single Mesoamerican indigenous languages, (Huichol, Zapotec, and the Mayan languages Ch'ol, Tzeltal, K'iche', and Yukatek); and a crosslinguistic study of five Mayan languages (K'anjob'al, K'iche', Tzeltal, Tzotzil, and Yukatek). Three topics are theoretically and methodologically discussed and empirically demonstrated: with respect to ergativity, the ergative-absolutive cross-referencing pattern on the morphological level, noun-verb distinction and the acquisition of body-part locatives in the early lexicon, and the role of semantic propert.
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, Ă2007
ISBN: 9783110923148
3110923149
9783110195590
3110195593
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 209 pages :) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Pfeiler, Barbara Blaha 1952-

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