The Lost Notebooks of Robert Burkitt, Maya Linguist: A Record of Languages of Ancient Guatemala
Edited by Weeks, John M. , &
Danien, Elin C.
This work makes accessible rare, collected linguistic data from the late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth centuries. The study presents the earliest reliable records of a number of Mayan languages, as opposed to previous materials written primarily by colonial sources.
“Truly, with this publication an early Maya linguistic star is brought to light!”
– Prof. Robert M. Carmack, State University of New York at Albany
“. . . these notebooks are a monument to an intellect rarely matched, to an inquiring mind of an unusual sort, to a person who was able to operate essentially autonomously in a field work context that was hardly conducive to intellectual pursuits.” – Dr. Nicholas A. Hopkins
“. . . for several of these languages, although published materials exist from the end of the twentieth century, there is little or no data available on them from Burkitt’s time.”
– Prof. Martha J. Macri, University of California, Davis
Table of Contents
Foreword by Robert M. Carmack and Nicholas A. Hopkins
Appendix: Burkitt’s Comparative Word List
ISBN10: 0-7734-5055-6 ISBN13: 978-0-7734-5055-4 Pages: 680 Year: 2008
hors série Number: 0
Subject Areas: Archeology - Anthropology,
Latin America, Iberia, Caribbean - History,
Linguistics - Anthropology,
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press
USA List Price: $179.95 UK List Price: £114.95
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