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Great Tzotzil Dictionary of San Lorenzo Zinacantán

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dc.contributor.author Laughlin, Robert M. en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-29T12:54:07Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-14T18:58:17Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-29T12:54:07Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-14T18:58:17Z
dc.date.issued 1975
dc.identifier.citation Laughlin, Robert M. 1975. <em><a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/1360">Great Tzotzil Dictionary of San Lorenzo Zinacantán</a></em>. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. In <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology</em>, 19. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810223.19.1">https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810223.19.1</a>. en
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5479/si.00810223.19.1
dc.description.abstract This dictionary of Tzotzil (Mayan) vocabulary from the town of Zinacantán, Chiapas, Mexico, was compiled by the author over a period of fourteen years. In addition to unsystematic data gathering in Zinacantán, formal interviews were conducted in San Cristóbal. Two Zinacantec men accompanied the author to the United States on two occasions for further interviewing. All hypothetically possible CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) roots were tested to discover their existence and to determine their productivity. In addition to verbal suggestions, props were helpful: objects in everyday use, dolls, sound-effect records, play-acting. Special attention was directed to ethnobotanical lexicon and data; over 3000 specimens were collected and identified both by their Tzotzil name and by their scientific name. With the aid of aerial photographs and ground surveys the township and adjoining areas were mapped. Over one thousand place names were located. A system was developed to present considerable ethnographic context for the vocabulary within each root as succinctly as possible. Wherever possible, the etymology of loan words is indicated. Each entry is furnished with grammatical analysis. The approximately 30,000 Tzotzil entries and 15,000 English entries (including scientific names) were placed on magnetic tape to permit offset printing and further scholarly investigation. The body of the text is preceded by an introduction that records the eliciting techniques, organization of material, assessment and justification of the author&amp;apos;s ethnographic approach, together with a sample of Tzotzil oral literature. Explanatory notes provide a more technical description of the contents and organizations of the dictionary as well as observations on Tzotzil grammar. en
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dc.title Great Tzotzil Dictionary of San Lorenzo Zinacantán en
dc.type Book, Whole en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 113387
dc.identifier.eISSN 1943-6661 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5479/si.00810223.19.1
dc.description.SIUnit SISP en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Anthropology en


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