Testament from Teotitlán del Valle, 1758. Image published with permission from the Archivo Histórico de Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca.
Broadwell uses Colonial Zapotec texts to provide evidence that the innovative progressive aspect prefix, characteristic of the Central Zapotec branch, must date to before 1300.
George Aaron Broadwell, "The Historical Development of the Progressive Aspect in Central Zapotec," International Journal of American Linguistics 81, no. 2 (April 2015): 151-185. DOI: 10.1086/680236.
Anderson & Lillehaugen explicate the morphosyntax of negation in Colonial Zapotec with many examples from Feria's Doctrina in Anderson, C. J. and Lillehaugen, B. D. (2016), Negation in Colonial Valley Zapotec. Transactions of the Philological Society. doi: 10.1111/1467-968X.12082
You can browse Colonial Zapotec documents in chronological order using our timeline. For each document you can see a brief description, an image, and a link to more detailed information on our manuscripts page.
Michele Berger's article "Found in Translation" discusses Ticha in the context of language preservation.
Berger, Michele. 2016. Found in translation: Linguists try to preserve spoken indigenous languages by writing them down. Omnia, University of Pennsylvania.
Examine Friar Juan de Cordova's 16th century grammar of Colonial Valley Zapotec.
Examine manuscripts in Colonial Valley Zapotec.
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