By Carolyn Mackay
The Totonac-Tepehua language kin, although typologically just like another Mesoamerican languages, has no longer but been verified to be concerning the other language kin. 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 attached Xalapa and Misantla bringing a comparatively remoted region into touch with mainstream Mexican language and tradition. for that reason, Misantla Totonac is not any longer received as a primary language via the neighborhood teenagers and is speedily being changed via Spanish. A GRAMMAR OF MISANTLA TOTONAC offers the phonological constitution of the language and the most efficient morphological strategies. It describes inflection and derivation of all significant be aware periods (verbs, nominals, and statives) intimately. It introduces grammatical contract and notice order phenomena, and offers the main salient and important points 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 yearly Society for the learn of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) booklet Award, this marks the 3rd quantity to be released within the sequence. "The fabric provided 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 time Institute of Linguistics
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