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|Warrior Powers from an Underwater Spirit: Cultural and Linguistic Aspects of an Illustrated Meskwaki Text||Amy Dahlstrom||1|
|Contact among Some Mayan Languages: Inferences from Loanwords||Søren Wichmann and Cecil H. Brown||57|
|Morpheme Order and Semantic Scope: Word Formation in the Athapaskan Verb (Keren Rice)||Sharon Hargus and Siri G. Tuttle||94|
|Relatively Speaking: Language, Thought, and Kinship among the Mopan Maya (Eve Danziger)||Nora C. England||117|
|Tuscarora-English/English-Tuscarora Dictionary (Blair A. Rudes)||Clifford Abbott||118|
|Himalayan Space: Cultural Horizons and Practices (Balthasar Bickel and Martin Gaenszle, editors)||David Bradley||120|
|The Handbook of Language and Gender (Janet Holmes and Miriam Meyerhoff, editors)||Nancy Bonvillain||124|
|Talking about Treatment: Recommendations for Breast Cancer Adjuvant Therapy (Felicia D. Roberts)||Vilma Santiago-Irizarry||126|
Abstract. A Meskwaki (Fox) text written around 1912 by Alfred Kiyana in the Meskwaki syllabary is presented here, with interlinear glosses and translation. Of particular interest are Kiyana's illustrations, depicting an underwater spirit and a winged spirit. A number of the cultural and linguistic features of the text are also discussed.
Abstract. Evidence is assembled showing lexical interference in three Mayan languages (Ixhil, Q'eqchii', and Chicomuceltec) from other Mayan languages. Inferences are made concerning sociolinguistic contexts possibly underlying borrowings. This entails attention to semantic domains into which loanwords group. It is difficult to determine detailed circumstances for loans into Ixhil, but a possible explanation for them is marriage among Ixhilan men and Q'anjob'alan women. Loans into Q'eqchii' mostly relate to influence from neighboring Lowland Mayan languages, in particular Ch'olti'. Borrowings into Chicomuceltec indicate cultural influence from immediately neighboring groups.
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