Atz'am k'ik' atz'am: The story of Xuwan and a grammatical sketch of Chuj
Justin Royer, Pedro Mateo Pedro, Elizabeth Carolan, Jessica Coon, Matal Torres
December 2020

English: This article and text provide a new take on the San Mateo saltwater sources from the perspective of Xuwan, a San Mateo resident who for her entire life has been working in the extraction, production, and merchandising of atz’am k’ik’ atz’am ‘the black salt’, a culturally-valued good which forms a quintessential aspect of Chuj life and culture. In addition to recounting her experiences with black salt, Xuwan comments on several other aspects of Chuj life, both in the past and in the present. The article is introduced with a short grammar sketch of Chuj, which highlights the prominent grammatical features found in the text.
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Reference: lingbuzz/005630
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Published in: Tlalocan (accepted)
keywords: chuj, mayan, grammar sketch, narrative, morphology, syntax, phonology
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