Islas lingüísticas dentro del dominio español: El caso del vasco y del náhuatl

Authors

  • Ingrid Petkova Universidad Eötvös Loránd

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1556/Verb.10.2008.2.5

Keywords:

Basque, Nahuatl, Spanish, minority, linguistic island

Abstract

Basque and Nahuatl are special in that they form certain kinds of islands in the Spanish-speaking world. Both languages differ fromSpanish: Basque is not an Indo-European language, its origin is unknown; Nahuatl belongs to the Uto-Aztec language family. Basque is an agglutinating, whereas Nahuatl is an incorporating language. Both live in a close coexistence with Spanish, which is one of the most common spoken languages in the world. In spite of this co-existence with the dominant Spanish language and culture for centuries, Basque- and Nahuatl-speaking minorities have preserved their identity and vitality. This paper intends to give a brief overview of Basque and Nahuatl, linguistic policy, as well as literature in these two languages.

Published

2008-12-01

How to Cite

Petkova, I. (2008). Islas lingüísticas dentro del dominio español: El caso del vasco y del náhuatl. Verbum – Analecta Neolatina, 10(2), 351-364. https://doi.org/10.1556/Verb.10.2008.2.5