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By Carolyn Mackay

The Totonac-Tepehua language kinfolk, even though typologically just like another Mesoamerican languages, has now not but been proven to be on the topic of the other language relatives. Misantla Totonac is the southernmost number of Totonac and is spoken within the quarter among Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz, Mexico and Misantla, Veracruz. In 1974, a newly paved street hooked up Xalapa and Misantla bringing a comparatively remoted sector into touch with mainstream Mexican language and tradition. for that reason, Misantla Totonac isn't any longer bought as a primary language by way of the neighborhood little ones and is speedily being changed by way of Spanish. A GRAMMAR OF MISANTLA TOTONAC offers the phonological constitution of the language and the best morphological strategies. It describes inflection and derivation of all significant be aware sessions (verbs, nominals, and statives) intimately. It introduces grammatical contract and observe order phenomena, and offers the main salient and critical points of Misantla Totonac grammar. even supposing a number of Totonac-Tepehua grammars exist in Spanish, this is often the one released grammar of the Totonac-Tepehua language family members at the moment on hand in English. Winner of the yearly Society for the examine of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) e-book Award, this marks the 3rd quantity to be released within the sequence. "The fabric provided this is key to any destiny paintings in reconstructing the proto-language. . . .[It] is an important contribution to either normal linguistics in addition to to Mesoamerican experiences. -James Watters, summer time Institute of Linguistics

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