Mayan Semantics

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This article has two interlocked goals. The first is to highlight the strands of research that have played an important role in shaping our understanding of Mayan language semantics. The second is to acquaint non-Mayanists, and especially semanticists, with empirical phenomena that might prove especially interesting on typological or theoretical grounds. Given its particular dual mandate, this article cannot be an exhaustive survey of Mayan semantics, but it should instead be seen as introduction to those aspects of Mayan languages that have had an impact on the wider field of semantics, and that are current research hotspots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-588
Number of pages38
JournalLanguage and Linguistics Compass
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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Mayan Semantics. / Henderson, Robert.

In: Language and Linguistics Compass, Vol. 10, No. 10, 01.10.2016, p. 551-588.

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Henderson, Robert. / Mayan Semantics. In: Language and Linguistics Compass. 2016 ; Vol. 10, No. 10. pp. 551-588.
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