The units of this section offer insights to morphological phenomena or issues concerning the interaction between morphology and syntax/semantics.


Robert Henderson

University of Arizona, USA

Igor Vinogradov

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: Mexico City, MX


and verbal derivation

by Robert Henderson



pluractionality, event internal/external; derivational morphology; root vs. stem; valence; verbs, positionals, ideophones


TAM morphology in Mayan
by Igor Vinogradov



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



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basic recommendations

Henderson, Robert. 2012. Ways of pluralizing events. PhD diss., University of California, Santa Cruz.
Henderson, Robert. 2017. Pluractionality in Mayan. In Judith Aissen, Nora C. England, Roberto Zavala Maldonado (eds.), The Mayan Languages, 362-377. London, New York: Routledge.
Pedro Mateo, Pedro. 2015. The Acquisition of Inflection in Q’anjob’al Mayan. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Pérez González, Jaime. 2012. Predicados expresivos e ideófonos en tseltal. MA thesis. CIESAS.
Polian, Gilles. 2017. Morphology. In Judith Aissen, Nora C. England, Roberto Zavala Maldonado (eds.), The Mayan Languages, 201-225. London, New York: Routledge.
Vinogradov, Igor. 2016. Tense/aspect/mood systems of Cholan-Tseltalan Mayan languages. Munich: Lincom.