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dc.contributor.authorArchibald, John
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-17T21:53:04Z
dc.date.available2016-06-17T21:53:04Z
dc.date.issued1996-01
dc.identifier.citationArchibald, J. (1996). The acquisition of Yucatecan Maya prosody. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 18(Winter), 1-22.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2371-2643
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/51391
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I'm going to talk about some data that I gathered and analyzed while I was in Mexico. I had the opportunity to get involved with a research project at the Autonomous University of the Yucatan, headed by Dra. Barbara Pfeiler, that was looking at the acquisition of Yucatecan Maya. The Maya language family consists of 31 languages, spoken mainly in Guatemala and the south of Mexico by about 3.5 million people. Yucatecan Maya is estimated to have about 600,000 speakers. The influence of Spanish in the area is, of course, strong. Many of the people are bilingual and the issue of maintaining the Mayan language in the next generation is a hot educational topic. This will become an important factor when we look at some of the prosodic changes that seem to have happened to YM in the past century.en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.subjectLinguisticsen_US
dc.subjectMayan languagesen_US
dc.subjectMaya languageen_US
dc.subjectSpeech Prosodyen_US
dc.subjectPhonologyen_US
dc.subjectLanguage acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectLanguages in contacten_US
dc.titleThe acquisition of Yucatecan Maya prosodyen_US
dc.typejournal article
dc.description.refereedYesen_US
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentLinguisticsen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/28925


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