Linguistica Quechua: A Comprehensive Overview of the Quechua Language
Linguistica Quechua is a book by Rodolfo CerrÃn-Palomino, a Peruvian linguist and expert on the Quechua language. The book was first published in 1987 by the Centro de Estudios Rurales Andinos \"BartolomÃ de las Casas\" in Cusco, Peru. It is considered one of the most authoritative and comprehensive works on the history, structure, variation and sociolinguistics of Quechua, the indigenous language spoken by millions of people in the Andean region of South America.
The book consists of 11 chapters, covering topics such as the origin and classification of Quechua, its phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, dialectology, contact with other languages, standardization and revitalization. The book also includes a bibliography, an index and several maps and tables. The book is written in Spanish, but it uses many examples and quotations from different varieties of Quechua to illustrate its points. The book is based on CerrÃn-Palomino's extensive research and fieldwork on Quechua, as well as his knowledge of other Andean languages such as Aymara and Uru-Chipaya.
Linguistica Quechua is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about the Quechua language and its speakers. It is also a contribution to the recognition and appreciation of the linguistic and cultural diversity of the Andes. The book can be accessed online as a PDF file[^1^] or as a Google Book[^2^].One of the main topics that CerrÃn-Palomino discusses in his book is the origin and classification of Quechua. He argues that Quechua belongs to a larger linguistic family called Quechumaran, which also includes the Aymara language and several extinct languages such as Puquina and Uru-Chipaya. He traces the historical development of Quechua from its Proto-Quechumaran ancestor to its current forms, showing how it diversified and spread across the Andes due to various social and historical factors. He also proposes a genetic classification of the different varieties of Quechua, based on phonological, morphological and lexical criteria.
Another important topic that CerrÃn-Palomino addresses in his book is the contact between Quechua and other languages, especially Spanish. He analyzes the effects of bilingualism and language shift on the structure and use of Quechua, as well as the emergence of new varieties such as Media Lengua and Chinchay. He also examines the influence of Quechua on Spanish, especially in terms of vocabulary and syntax. He also explores the sociolinguistic situation of Quechua in different countries and regions, highlighting the issues of language policy, education, identity and prestige.
A final topic that CerrÃn-Palomino deals with in his book is the standardization and revitalization of Quechua. He evaluates the efforts and challenges of creating a unified orthography and grammar for Quechua, as well as promoting its use in different domains such as media, literature, science and administration. He also discusses the role of social movements and organizations in defending and promoting the rights and interests of Quechua speakers. He also proposes some strategies and recommendations for preserving and developing Quechua as a living language in the modern world. 061ffe29dd