publication . Article . 2010

Historical Trajectory of the Quechuan Linguistic Family and its Relations to the Aimaran Linguistic Family

Adelaar, Willem;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 24 Mar 2010
  • Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
This article seeks to present the principal stages of the prehistory and history of the Quechuan language family in its interaction with the Aimaran family. It reconstructs a plausible scenario for a unique, intensive process of linguistic convergence that underlies the protolanguages of both families. From there on, it traces the principal developments that characterize the history of the Quechuan linguistic family, such as the initial split in two main branches, Quechua I and Quechua II (following Torero 1964), as well as further divisions that subsequently affected the Quechua II branch (Cajamarca, Laraos and Lincha Quechua, Quechua IIB and IIC). It is argued...
free text keywords: Quechua, Aimara, Convergencia, Huari, Difusión
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