By Carolyn Mackay
The Totonac-Tepehua language relations, although typologically just like another Mesoamerican languages, has no longer but been confirmed to be concerning the other language relatives. Misantla Totonac is the southernmost number of Totonac and is spoken within the zone 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 sector into touch with mainstream Mexican language and tradition. therefore, Misantla Totonac is not any longer obtained as a primary language by means of the neighborhood childrens and is quickly being changed by means of 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 note sessions (verbs, nominals, and statives) intimately. It introduces grammatical contract and be aware order phenomena, and offers the main salient and critical features of Misantla Totonac grammar. even though a number of Totonac-Tepehua grammars exist in Spanish, this can be the single released grammar of the Totonac-Tepehua language relations at present to be had in English. Winner of the once a year Society for the examine of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) booklet 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 reports. -James Watters, summer season Institute of Linguistics
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