An Introduction to Classical Nahuatl

Author: Michel Launey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Now available to an English-speaking audience, this book is a comprehensive grammar of classical Nahuatl, the literary language of the Aztecs. It offers students of Nahuatl a complete and clear treatment of the language's structure, grammar and vocabulary. It is divided into 35 chapters, beginning with basic syntax and progressing gradually to more complex structures. Each grammatical concept is illustrated clearly with examples, exercises and passages for translation. A key is provided to allow students to check their answers. By far the most approachable textbook of Nahuatl available, this book will be an excellent teaching tool both for classroom use and for readers pursuing independent study of the language. It will be an invaluable resource to anthropologists, ethnographers, historians, archaeologists and linguists alike.
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Introduction to Classical Nahuatl

Author: James Richard Andrews

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806134529

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 678

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Nahuatl is the language used by the ancient Aztecs and the Nahua Indians of Central Mexico. This text introduces the language using an anthropological approach, teaching learners to understand Nahuatl according to its own distinctive grammar and to reject translationalist descriptions based on English or Spanish notions of grammar. In particular, the author emphasizes the nonexistence of words in Nahuatl (except for the few so-called particles) and stresses the nuclear clause as the basis for Nahuatl linguistic organization.
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An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl

Author: Frances E. Karttunen

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806124216

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 349

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This is a comprehensive modern dictionary of the major indigenous language of Mexico, the language of the Aztecs and many of their neighbors. Nahuatl speakers became literate within a generation of contact with Europeans, and a vast literature has been composed in Nahuatl beginning in the mid-sixteenth century and continuing to the present.
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Introduction to the Languages of the World

Author: Anatole Lyovin,William Leben

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195149882

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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Unique in scope, An Introduction to the Languages of the World introduces linguistics students to the variety of world's languages. Students will gain familiarity with concepts such as sound change, lexical borrowing, diglossia, and language diffusion, and the rich variety of linguistic structure in word order, morphological types, grammatical relations, gender, inflection, and derivation. It offers the opportunity to explore structures of varying and fascinating languages even with no prior acquaintance. A chapter is devoted to each of the world's continents, with in-depth analyses of representative languages of Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and America, and separate chapters cover writing systems and pidgins and creoles. Each chapter contains exercises and recommendations for further reading. New to this edition are eleven original maps as well as sections on sign languages and language death and revitalization. For greater readability, basic language facts are now organized in tables, and language samples follow international standards for phonetic transcription and word-by-word glossing. There is an instructor's manual available for registered instructors on the book's companion website.
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Nahuatl in the Middle Years

Language Contact Phenomena in Texts of the Colonial Period

Author: Frances E. Karttunen,Frances Karttunen,James Lockhart

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520095618

Category: Aztec language

Page: 146

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The Art of Nahuatl Speech

The Bancroft Dialogues

Author: Frances E. Karttunen,James Lockhart

Publisher: University of California at LA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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The Essential Codex Mendoza

Author: Frances Berdan,Patricia Rieff Anawalt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520204546

Category: History

Page: 416

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Consists of v. 2 and 4 of Berdan and Anawalt's The Codex Mendoza (4 v. -- Berkeley : University of California Press, c1992).
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Mexico and the Spanish Conquest

Author: Ross Hassig

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806148195

Category: History

Page: 288

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What role did indigenous peoples play in the Spanish conquest of Mexico? Ross Hassig explores this question in Mexico and the Spanish Conquest by incorporating primary accounts from the Indians of Mexico and revisiting the events of the conquest against the backdrop of the Aztec empire, the culture and politics of Mesoamerica, and the military dynamics of both sides. He analyzes the weapons, tactics, and strategies employed by both the Indians and the Spaniards, and concludes that the conquest was less a Spanish victory than it was a victory of Indians over other Indians, which the Spaniards were able to exploit to their own advantage. In this second edition of his classic work, Hassig incorporates new research in the same concise manner that made the original edition so popular and provides further explanations of the actions and motivations of Cortés, Moteuczoma, and other key figures. He also explores their impact on larger events and examines in greater detail Spanish military tactics and strategies.
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History and Mythology of the Aztecs

The Codex Chimalpopoca

Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816518869

Category: History

Page: 238

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One of the great documents of colonial Mexico, the Codex Chimalpopoca chronicles the rise of Aztec civilization and preserves the mythology on which it was based. Its two complementary texts, Annals of Cuauhtitlan and Legend of the Suns, record the pre-CortŽsian history of the Valley of Mexico together with firsthand versions of that region's myths. Of particular interest are the stories of the hero-god Quetzalcoatl, for which the Chimalpopoca is the premier source. John Bierhorst's work is the first major scholarship on the Codex Chimalpopoca in more than forty years. His is the first edition in English and the first in any language to include the complete text of the Legend of the Suns. The precise, readable translation not only contributes to the study of Aztec history and literature but also makes the codex an indispensable reference for Aztec cultural topics, including land tenure, statecraft, the role of women, the tribute system, warfare, and human sacrifice.
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