Phoneticism in Mayan Hieroglyphic Writing...

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Author  John J. Justeson
Publisher  Institute for Mesoamerican Studies
Publication Date   January 1, 1984
ISBN  0942041089
Pages  389

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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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