Francisco Marroquín Linguistic Project

Proyecto Lingüístico Francisco Marroquín

Object Details

Collection LanguagePoqomchi'
Mayan
Sakapulteko
Sipakapense
Poqomam
Mam
K'ichee'
Chuj
Awakateko
Tz'utujil
Q'eqchi'
Q'anjob'al
Kaqchikel
Language PIDailla:119521
ailla:119689
ailla:119672
ailla:119673
ailla:119671
ailla:119520
ailla:119620
ailla:119647
ailla:119668
ailla:119691
ailla:119690
ailla:119516
ailla:119517
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleFrancisco Marroquín Linguistic Project
Country(ies)Guatemala
Collector(s)Kaufman, Terrence
Proyecto Lingüístico Francisco Marroquín
Depositor(s)Kaufman, Terrence
Project/Collector Website
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThis collection contains materials related to Terrence Kaufman's work with the Francisco Marroquín Linguistic Project, a private, autonomous, secular, Guatemalan non-profit association often referred to in English by its Spanish acronym PLFM (Proyecto Lingüístico Francisco Marroquín). These materials date from 1970 to 1978 and concern linguistic research on Guatemala's indigenous languages (chiefly its Mayan languages), the planning and management of aspects of the PLFM's activities, and the training of native speakers of Guatemala's indigenous languages to perform linguistic analysis and development.

Note that many languages are identified throughout this collection with spellings and names that are have since fallen into disuse (e.g. Cakchiquel for Kaqchikel).

These materials were given to AILLA by Terrence Kaufman for digitization and preservation in 2012. After processing, physical media was returned to Kaufman beginning in May 2018.

This collection contains 102 folders of 420 digital documents. The folders in this collection generally fall into one of three categories: Materials related to the Mayan Dialect Survey, materials about the PLFM itself, and materials about particular languages or subsets of Mayan languages (either analytical documents or records of the languages).

The Guatemalan Mayan Dialect Survey features the following numbers of surveys in each of these languages:
  • 21 Kaqchikel
  • 17 K'ichee'
  • 5 Mam
  • 2 Poqomam
  • 2 Q'eqchi'
  • 1 Tz'utujil
  • 1 Sipakapense
All items in this collection are Public Access. Refer to AILLA's Access Levels and Conditions of Use for more information.

The digitization and preservation of this collection was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. BCS-1157867. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
ReferencesHale, Kenneth. 1969. American Indians in Linguistics. The Indian Historian. 2.

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