Genetic affiliation: Mayan, Quiche-Achi
Place: Guatemala, Mexico
Population: 922,378 (Endangered Languages Project)
Endangerment: vulnerable (Endangered Languages Project)
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Non-verbal predication
and copular sentences

by Grant Armstrong


DOI: doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10676509

non-verbal predication, differences to verbal predication, copular sentences, predication vs. specificational sentences


Focus in K'iche'
by Brandon Baird


DOI: doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10594517

focus marking in K'iche', morphosyntax, optionality, emphatic particle, intonation, prosodic prominence of focus


Beneath the surface:
word order in Mayan

by Lauren Clemens


DOI: doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10550978

V-initial orders: derivation and reordering; preverbal orders and extraction restrictions; explaining ergativity


Obviation and inf. structure
in 16th century K'iche'

by Michael Dürr


DOI: doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.XXXX

prehispanic writing, colonial period, pronominal prefixes, transitive clauses, pivot and topic, embedding subject into object


The history of numeral classifiers in Mayan
by Danny Law


DOI: doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.XXXX

numeral classifiers, generic classifiers, constituency, mensurative/sortal, positional roots, variation between Mayan, borrowing and spread


TAM morphology in Mayan
by Igor Vinogradov


DOI: doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10237715

variation between Mayan in TAM morphology; accounts for diversity and diachronic hypotheses; contact, grammaticalization, loss


participants' posters

Active vs. Change-of-State vs. Stative
by Matthes Fürst


DOI: doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.XXXX

predicate types, activities, change-of-state, statives, verbal aspect, person markers, Popol Wuj, xml/python



The following list contains basic recommendations/sources on the language at issue.


grammars, outlines of grammatical structure, grammatical sketches

Duncan, Lachlan. 2010. The Syntactic Structure of K'ichee' Mayan. Albany: State University of New York. (Doctoral dissertation)
Mondloch, James L. 1978. Basic Quiche grammar. Albany: State University of New York.


dictionaries, headword search tools, further sources of information about the lexicon

Christenson, Allen J. 1990. K'iche'- English dictionary and guide to pronunciation of the K'iché-Maya alphabet. FAMSI.
Henne, David L. 1980. Diccionario quiché-español. Guatemala: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano.


corpora of written language, online data bases, text collections, spoken data collections

Francis Tyers and Robert Henderson. 2021. A corpus of K’iche’ annotated for morphosyntactic structure. In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Indigenous Languages of the Americas, pages 10–20, Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.
general description of the corpus
Richardson, I. and Tyers, F. M. 2021. A morphological analyser for Kʼicheʼ. Procesamiento de Lenguaje Natural. No. 66, pp. 99—109
presentation of the morphological analyzer; Treebanks
Can Pixabaj, Telma. 2018. Documentation of formal and ceremonial discourses in K’ichee’. Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-000F-B63F-4.

teaching material

coursebooks, exercises, materials or introductions supporting teaching

Chqe’tamaj le qach’ab’al K’iche’: A Beginner to Advanced Level K'iche' Online Course
Learn K’iche’ language online
Lindsay Does Languages Video: Keeping K'iche - Language Stories - Episode 9