The Life of Our Language
Kaqchikel Maya Maintenance, Shift, and Revitalization
Published by: University of Texas Press
255 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 mm
- ISBN: 9780292728141
- Published: August 1998
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, with case studies of three highland communities in which the balance is shifting between Kaqchikel and Spanish.
PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Introduction (Susan Garzon)2. Indigenous Groups and Their Language Contact Relations (Susan Garzon)3. A Brief Cultural History of the Guatemalan Highlands (R. McKenna Brown)4. Case Study One: San Marcos La Laguna (Julia Becker Richards)5. Case Study Two: San Antonio Aguas Calientes and the Quinizilapa Valley (R. McKenna Brown)6. Case Study Three: San Juan Comalapa (Susan Garzon)7. Mayan Language Revitalization in Guatemala (R. McKenna Brown)8. Language Contact Experiences of a Mayan Speaker (Wuqu' Ajpub' [Arnulfo Simón], Translated by Michael Dordick)9. Conclusions (Susan Garzon)GlossaryBibliographyIndex