Brook Danielle Lillehaugen & Aaron Huey Sonnenschein
Haverford College; California State University, Los Angeles
Expressing Location in Zapotec is a collection of papers on spatial language in the Zapotec language family, resulting from extensive and careful fieldwork, describing a wide range of issues relating to expressing location in Zapotec, exemplified by 19 Zapotec language varieties. This work should be of interest not only to scholars investigating Zapotec, Otomanguean, and Mesoamerican languages but also to scholars of spatial language, grammaticalization, typology, and cognitive linguistics.
This volume documents spatial language in the four major branches of Zapotec and covers a wide range of topics, including body part locatives, positional verbs, toponyms, existential constructions, and nominal modification. The volume is diverse, with papers from both established and young scholars, contributions by researchers from Mexico, the United States, and Europe, and with work informed by diverse methodologies and theoretical backgrounds.
Contributing authors: Christopher C. Adam, Rosemary G. Beam de Azcona, Joseph Benton, Cheryl A. Black, John Foreman, Michael Galant, Kristine Jensen de López, Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Larry G. Lyman, Pamela Munro, Ronald Newberg, Gabriela Pérez Báez, Rosa Maria Rojas Torres, Aaron Huey Sonnenschein, and Charles Speck.
Table of Contents
Expressing Location in Zapotec: an Introduction
Brook Danielle Lillehaugen and Aaron Huey Sonnenschein
Haverford College California State University, Los Angeles
Section I. Body Part Locatives
BP Nominal to Preposition Gramaticization in Dihidzh Bilyahb
Christopher C. Adam
University of New Mexico
The Grammaticalizacion of Body Part Terms in Two Varieties of Zapotec
Body Part Terms and their Uses in Quiegolani Zapotec
Cheryl A. Black
SIL International and the University of North Dakota
The Syntactic and Semantic Status of Body Part Locatives in San Marcos Tlapazola Zapotec (Valley Zapotec)
Kristine Jensen de López
Semantics of Body Part Terms in Juchiteco Locative Descriptions
Gabriela Pérez Báez
Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution
Section II. Positional Verbs
Positional Verbs in San Juan Yaee Zapotec
California State University Domínguez Hills
Semantic Classification of Positional Verbs in Zaniza Zapotec
California State University Fullerton
Los Verbos Posiciónales y Algunas Estructuras de Modificación y Predicación en el Zapoteco de Santa Ana del Valle
Rosa Maria Rojas Torres
Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia
Section III. Existential and Possessive Constructions
"Locative" Possessive Constructions in Macuiltianguis Zapotec
University of Texas at Brownsville
Location as Subject in Yalálag Zapotec
The Existential Use of Positional Verbs in Texmelucan Zapotec
Section IV. And Beyond
Southern Zapotec Toponyms
Rosemary G. Beam de Azcona
Seminario de Lenguas Indígenas, IIFl, UNAM
Location and Position in Comaltepec Zapotec: Some Aspects of Comaltepec Zapotec Locative Adverbs, Demonstrative Adjectives, and Body Part Prepositions
Larry G. Lyman
Expressing Location without Prepositions in Valley Zapotec
Brook Danielle Lillehaugen is an assistant professor in the Tri-College Department of Linguistics at Haverford College, with joint appointments at Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College. She received her Ph.D. in linguistics from UCLA in 2006 and has been doing fieldwork on Tlacolula Valley Zapotec since 1999.
Aaron Huey Sonnenschein is an assistant professor in the Department of English at California State University, Los Angeles. He completed his dissertation at the University of Southern California in 2004 and has been doing field work on San Bartolomé Zoogocho Zapotec since 1997.
ISBN 9783895861550. LINCOM Studies in Native American Linguistics 61. 339pp. 2012.