By David Beck
The Upper Necaxa Totonac Dictionary represents to-date the main vast selection of lexical fabric for any member of the Totonac-Tepehua family members and the single such list for this previously-undescribedpolysynthetic language, at the moment spoken in valuable dialects via a few 3,400 humans, frequently adults, within the Sierra Norte of Puebla nation, Mexico.
As good as a quick grammatical cartoon, the dictionary includes 9,000 lexical entries, together with quite a few fastened expressions, idioms, and ideophones; every one lexical access is followed by means of part-of-speech info and phonetic transcriptions in addition to, the place applicable, dialectal details, grammatical notes (including plurals and classifiers for nouns), literal morpheme-by-morpheme glosses, instance sentences, and cross-references to derived types and semantically-related phrases. The accompanying DVD contains extra illustrative sentences, audio recordings of headwords and examples, and interlinear glosses for plenty of of the sentences incorporated in lexical entries.
This booklet is the 1st Totonacan dictionary to be dependent for the tutorial linguist, with specific cognizance paid to the morphological constitution of phrases and the association of the Totonacan lexicon. Glosses are developed in order to replicate the underlying complement-structure of phrases, with cautious indication of the variety of arguments required by way of specific lexical goods, and all verbs are labeled by means of dynamicity and valency. This dictionary is of curiosity to linguists engaged on American indigenous languages, in addition to these curious about the constitution of morphologically advanced phrases and the function of derivation within the lexicon of polysynthetic languages. It isalsoof use to historic linguists and Mesoamericanists drawn to the reconstruction of the pre-Columbian heritage and ethnogeography of Mexico.
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