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The Life of Our Language: Kaqchikel Maya Maintenance, Shift, and Revitalization

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The Life of Our Language: Kaqchikel Maya Maintenance, Shift, and Revitalization - Garzon, Susan, and Wuqu' Ajpub', and Brown, R McKenna
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The native Maya peoples of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize have been remarkably successful in maintaining their cultural identity during centuries of contact with and domination by outside groups. Yet change is occurring in all Mayan communities as contact with Spanish-speaking Ladino society increases. This book explores change and continuity in one of the most vital areas of Mayan culture--language use. The authors look specifically at Kaqchikel, one of the most commonly spoken Mayan languages. Following an ...

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The Life of Our Language: Kaqchikel Maya Maintenance, Shift, and Revitalization 1998, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292728141

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The Life of Our Language: Kaqchikel Maya Maintenance, Shift, and Revitalization 1998, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292728134

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