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The Mayan Languages
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Judith Aissen, Nora C. England, Roberto Zavala Maldonado



Part 1: Language Development, History, and Change

Chapter 2: Mayan Language Acquisition

Clifton Pye, Barbara Pfeiler, Pedro Mateo Pedro



Chapter 3: Mayan History and Comparison

Lyle Campbell



Chapter 4: Aspects of the Lexicon of proto-Mayan and its Earliest Descendants

Terrence Kaufman



Chapter 5: Language Contacts with(in) Mayan

Danny Law



Chapter 6: Classic Mayan: An Overview of Language in Ancient Hieroglyphic Script

Danny Law and David Stuart



Part 2: Grammar

Chapter 7: Phonology and Phonetics

Nora C. England and Brandon O. Baird



Chapter 8: Morphology

Gilles Polian



Chapter 9: Alignment Patterns

Roberto Zavala Maldonado



Chapter 10: Complement Clauses

Judith Aissen



Chapter 11: Information Structure in Mayan

Judith Aissen



Part 3: Semantics

Chapter 12: Organization of Space

Jurgen Bohnemeyer



Chapter 13: Focus, Interrogation, and Indefinites

Scott AnderBois



Chapter 14: Pluractionality in Mayan

Robert Henderson



Part 4: Language in Context

Chapter 15: The Labyrinth of Diversity: the Sociolinguistics of Mayan Languages Sergio Romero



Chapter 16:
Mayan Conversation and Interaction

John B. Haviland



Chapter 17: Poetics

Rusty Barrett



Part 5: Grammar Sketches

About the Author

Judith Aissen is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Nora C. England is Dallas TACA Centennial Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also Director of the Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America at the University of Texas at Austin. Roberto Zavala Maldonado is Researcher and Professor at the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social (CIESAS) in Mexico. He was also Joint-Director of the Project for the Documentation of Languages of Meso-America.

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