Maya for travelers and students: a guide to language and culture in Yucatan
The Yucatan Peninsula draws many North American and European travelers each year to view the ruins of the pre-Columbian Classical Maya civilization and the abundant native flora and fauna. For these travelers, as well as armchair travelers and students, Gary Bevington has prepared the first general English-language introduction to Yucatec Maya, the native language of the people indigenous to the region.
Written in nontechnical terms for learners who have a basic knowledge of simple Mexican Spanish, the book presents easily understood, practical information for anyone who would like to communicate with the Maya in their native language. In addition to covering the pronunciation and grammar of Maya, Bevington includes invaluable tips on learning indigenous languages "in the field." Most helpful are his discussions of the cultural and material worlds of the Maya, accompanied by essential words and expressions for common objects and experiences. A Maya-English-Spanish glossary with extensive usage examples and an English-Maya glossary conclude the book.
Note: The supplemental audiocasette, Spoken Maya for Travelers and Students , is now available as a free download .
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|record_details||ils:.b18517535|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|University of Texas Press,|1995.|pages cm.|
|subject_facet||Maya language -- Conversation and phrase books -- English, Mayas -- Social life and customs, Phrase books, Yucatán Peninsula -- Description and travel, Yucatán Peninsula -- Social life and customs|
|title_display||Maya for travelers and students : a guide to language and culture in Yucatan|
|title_full||Maya for travelers and students : a guide to language and culture in Yucatan / Gary Bevington|
|title_short||Maya for travelers and students :|
|title_sub||a guide to language and culture in Yucatan|
|topic_facet||Description and travel, English, Maya language, Mayas, Social life and customs|