By Jorge A. Suarez (auth.), Thomas A. Sebeok (eds.)
The publishing historical past of the 11 chapters that include the contents of this moment quantity of local Languages of the Americas is quite assorted from that of the 13 that seemed in quantity I of this dual set past due final yr. unique ver sions of 5 articles, respectively, by way of Barthel, Grimes, Longacre, Mayers, and Suarez, have been first released partially II of present traits in Linguistics, Vol. four, subtitled lbero-A merican and Caribbean Linguistics (1968), having been com missioned by means of the undersigned in his capability as editor of the fourteen quantity sequence which used to be dispensed in twenty-one tomes among 1963 and 1976. McClaran's article is reprinted from half III of Vol. 10. Linguistics in North the United States (1973) and the 2 by means of Kaufman and Rensch have been partly I I of Vol. eleven, Diachronic, a true. and Typological Linguistics (1973 ). There are 3 contributions via Landar: past types of 2 seemed in Vol. 10 ("North American Indian Languages. " followed by means of William Sorsby's maps of tribal teams of North and vital America), and in Vol. thirteen, Historiography of Linguistics (1975); although, his list of South and relevant American Indian languages was once freshly compiled for this ebook. beneficiant monetary aid for getting ready the fabrics integrated during this venture got here from a number of corporations of the U.S. executive, to wit: the nationwide Endowment for the arts and the nationwide technology origin, for Vols. 10 and thirteen, and the workplace of schooling, for Vols. four and eleven; in addition.
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Larco Hoyle's suggestion that the Mochicas had an ideographic system has not evoked a positive response. The depictions of beans with extremely varied markings, 27 28 THOMAS S. BARTHEL especially on ceramics but also found on textiles, should be understood rather as gambling counters (analogous to the use by recent Chaco tribes). The interpretation of the rich iconography of ancient Peruvian vessels and textiles or of elaborate stone reliefs can be taken as a legitimate task of Peruvian Studies, but is not within the range of tasks involved in the research on a writing system.
100 Dos indices de rela~iio determinativa de posse no tupi-guarani. ELTG No. 1 (1939). 101 Cf Perry N. and Anne M. Priest, and Joseph E. 335-44 (1961). 101 Frederico G. Edelweiss, 0 carater da segunda conjuga~iio tupi (Bahia, 1958). 22 JORGE A. SUAREZ and stressed pronouns, prevent them from making in their respective studies any positive contribution to the description of these facts - and even give to both their papers an amateurish touch. ) stems, sometimes coupled with variations in the stem and, probably, with double stem affiliation -is left not only unsolved but not even well posed.
Inasmuch as the Easter Island writing system was not constructed, properly speaking, as an autonomous communication system but merely as the auxiliary carrier of the traditions of their culture, it presents a paradox: It is a highly developed stage of mnemonics and a nascent early writing system at one and the same time. The range of themes dealt with on the inscribed tablets are first and foremost of a ritualistic character revolving about deities, mythical events, and festivals. This results in a considerable yield for a deeper understanding of the Old-Polynesian religioP.