By Carolyn Mackay
The Totonac-Tepehua language family members, notwithstanding typologically just like another Mesoamerican languages, has now not but been tested to be relating to the other language kin. Misantla Totonac is the southernmost number of Totonac and is spoken within the region among Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz, Mexico and Misantla, Veracruz. In 1974, a newly paved highway hooked up Xalapa and Misantla bringing a comparatively remoted quarter into touch with mainstream Mexican language and tradition. therefore, Misantla Totonac is not any longer received as a primary language by way of the neighborhood young children and is speedily being changed through Spanish. A GRAMMAR OF MISANTLA TOTONAC provides the phonological constitution of the language and the most efficient morphological methods. It describes inflection and derivation of all significant observe sessions (verbs, nominals, and statives) intimately. It introduces grammatical contract and be aware order phenomena, and offers the main salient and demanding facets of Misantla Totonac grammar. even supposing quite a few Totonac-Tepehua grammars exist in Spanish, this is often the single released grammar of the Totonac-Tepehua language family members at the moment on hand in English. Winner of the once a year Society for the learn of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) publication Award, this marks the 3rd quantity to be released within the sequence. "The fabric offered here's key to any destiny paintings in reconstructing the proto-language. . . .[It] is an important contribution to either normal linguistics in addition to to Mesoamerican experiences. -James Watters, summer season Institute of Linguistics
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A Grammar of Misantla Totonac: Studies in Indigenous Languages of the Americas by Carolyn Mackay