Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. vii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xi

This book is the fruit of the Oxlajuj Aj Intensive Summer Program in Kaqchikel Language and Culture sponsored by Tulane University and the University of Texas at Austin, which Brown and Maxwell founded in 1989. Its story, a tale of hard work and good luck, begins six years earlier, when Brown and Maxwell met during their first year at Tulane,...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xiii-xiv

The authors wish to thank The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, a designated National Resource Center on Latin America, and the U.S. Department of Education for the funding support that made the Oxlajuj Aj Intensive Summer Program in Kaqchikel Maya Language and Culture, and hence, our academic lives as we know them,...

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Chapter One. Welcome!

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pp. 1-12

You are about to embark on a stimulating journey, one perhaps you didn’t think possible, that of learning a Mayan language. You may have thought that a Mayan language was just too complicated and difficult to learn, but with this book and a few other resources, some time, effort, practice and patience, you’ll be able to communicate in...

Chapter Two. How Are You?

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pp. 13-22

Chapter Three. The Classroom

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pp. 23-43

Chapter Four. People

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pp. 45-65

Chapter Five. The Family

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pp. 67-90

Chapter Six. Food

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pp. 91-111

Chapter Seven. Life

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pp. 113-135

Chapter Eight. Grammar Summary

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pp. 137-201

Chapter Nine. Glossary

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pp. 203-292

Sources Cited and Further Reading

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pp. 293-296

Answer Key

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pp. 297-305