Phoneticism in Mayan Hieroglyphic Writing

edited by John S. Justeson and Lyle Campbell

The Institute for Mesoamerican Studies, University at Albany

IMS Monograph Series


A classic in the literature on the decipherment of Mayan writing, Phoneticism grew out of the famous Albany conference—a gathering of the leading Mayanists who were working within the modern, linguistically-informed paradigm for the analysis of Mayan hieroglyphic text. The volume contains nine seminal articles and appendixes. Many of the phonetic readings on which current epigraphic work depends are worked out and presented here. Several papers focus on or carefully exemplify rigorous decipherment methodology; others provide primary data on the ancient language forms that lie behind the glyphic representations.

 

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John S. Justeson is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University at Albany.

Lyle Campbell is a professor of linguistics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Imprint: University Press of Colorado

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $29.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-942041-08-8
  • Publication Year: 1984
  • Pages: 389
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by John S. Justeson and Lyle Campbell
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-942041-08-8