The Use and Development of the Xinkan Languages

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Once spoken only in Santa Rosa Department, Guatemala, the Xinkan language family is unique within Mesoamerica, comprising four closely related languages that are unrelated to any of the other language groups used within the region. Descriptions of Xinkan date to 1770 but are typically only sketches or partial word lists. Not even the community of indigenous people who identify as Xinka today--the last speakers--have had access to a reliable descriptive source on their ancestral tongue. Preserving this endangered ...

The Use and Development of the Xinkan Languages 2016, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9781477308325

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The Use and Development of the Xinkan Languages 2016, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9781477308318

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