Willem Adelaar

Professor
Centre for Linguistics
Leiden University
E-mail: w.f.h.adelaar@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Fields of interest:

Amerindian languages: languages of the Andes and the Amazonian region, languages of Mesoamerica. Descriptive linguistics. Historical-comparative linguistics and reconstruction. Language typology. Language contact and areal linguistics. Oral literature and cultural history of Native American peoples. The interface of linguistic studies with archaeological and historical research.

Recent publications (selected):

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Quechua I y Quechua II: En defensa de una distinción establecida.
Revista Brasileira de Lingüística Antropológica 5(1/ 2013): 45-65.

Adelaar W.F.H.
A Quechuan mirative?
In: A. Y. Aikhenvald, A. Storch (Eds.) Perception and cognition in language and culture. Leiden: Brill 2013. 95-109.

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South American Indian Languages,
Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics 2013.

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Historical overview: Descriptive and comparative research on South American Indian languages.
In: L. Campbell, V. M. Grondona (Eds.) The Indigenous languages of South America. A Comprehensive Guide. Berlin / Boston: De Gruyter Mouton 2012, p. 1-57.

Adelaar W.F.H.
Languages of the Middle Andes in areal-typological perspective: Emphasis on Quechuan and Aymaran.
In: Campbell L., Grondona V.M. (Eds.) The Indigenous Languages of South America. A Comprehensive Guide.. Berlin / Boston: de Gruyter Mouton 2012, p.575-624.

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Cajamarca Quechua and the Expansion of the Huari State.
P. Heggarty, D. Beresford-Jones (Eds.) Archaeology and Language in the Andes. A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Prehistory. Oxford. New York: Oxford University Press 2012, p. 197-217.

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Modeling convergence: Towards a reconstruction of the history of Quechuan-Aymaran interaction.
Lingua, an International Review of General Linguistics 122 (2012), p. 461-469.

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Reconstruyendo el paradigma verbal quechua: El caso de la transición de primera a segunda persona.
In: W.F.H. Adelaar, P. M. Valenzuela Bismarck, R. Zariquiey Biondi (Eds.) Estudios sobre lenguas andinas y amazónicas. Homenaje a Rodolfo Cerrón-Palomino. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú 2011, p. 21-31.

Adelaar W.F.H.
Lule-Sprache.
In: M. Ringmacher, U. Tintemann (Eds.)Wilhelm von Humboldt: Südamerikanische Grammatiken. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh 2011. 579-603.