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The Structure of Mayan Languages

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter discusses the structure of the three Mayan languages K'iche', Mam, and Ch'ol. It begins with an overview of the Mayan language family, which contains approximately thirty separate ... More


Conclusion

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book has shown how the comparative method derived from historical linguistics can be applied to language acquisition research. While the comparative method in historical linguistics aims to ... More


Comparing Languages

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book discusses the comparative method of language acquisition research and its use in conducting a comprehensive crosslinguistic analysis that demonstrates how an analysis of one part of the ... More


The Acquisition of the Mayan Lexicon

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter uses the comparative method to discuss how children acquire the Mayan lexicon. Mayan languages have six classes of inflectional stems: noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive ... More


The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Clifton Pye

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Mayan family of languages is ancient and unique. With their distinctive relational nouns, positionals, and complex grammatical voices, they are quite alien to English and have never been shown to ... More


The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter discusses the comparative method of crosslinguistic research on language acquisition. It first considers the comparative method of historical linguistics, which focuses on reconstructing ... More


Most Maya Glyphs Are Written in Ch′olti′an

Danny Law, John Robertson, Stephen Houston, and Robbie Haertel

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the relation of Maya glyphs or scripts to Ch'olti'an language. It suggests that the language of Mayan hieroglyphic inscriptions can be placed in the Ch'olti'an branch of the ... More


Mayan Background and Clause Structure

Jessica Coon

in Aspects of Split Ergativity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199858743
eISBN:
9780199367672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858743.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides background information on Mayan languages and Chol. It presents the basics of Mayan morphosyntax: predicate initiality, head-marking, root classification, stem formation, ... More


The Acquisition of Mayan Argument Structures

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter examines how children acquire argument structures in K'iche', Mam, and Ch'ol. Mayan languages differ from pro-drop languages in that they use ergative markers to cross-reference the ... More


The Acquisition of the Mayan Transitive Verb Complex

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter shows how children acquire the transitive verb complex in K'iche', Mam, and Ch'ol. The structure of the transitive verb complex differs significantly from that of the intransitive verb ... More


Argument Realization in Mayan Languages

Clifton Pye

in The Comparative Method of Language Acquisition Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481289
eISBN:
9780226481319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481319.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter examines how children develop the specific means of argument realization that distinguish K'iche', Mam, and Ch'ol from one another. Mayan languages have different means of realizing the ... More


Conclusion

Jessica Coon

in Aspects of Split Ergativity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199858743
eISBN:
9780199367672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858743.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This concluding chapter summarizes the major insights of this work, along with questions, and offers avenues for future research. Part I of the book provided a detailed look at split person-marking ... More


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