Lingüística mochica: Cuestiones etimológicas y analíticas

Translated title of the contribution: Mochica Linguistics: Etymological and analytical issues

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In this article, I examine some previously proposed etymologies of words of Mochica origin. In addition, I discuss certain hispanicisms that would be better understood when seen as stemming from Mochica. To this end, I also discuss diverse grammatical aspects of the extinct Mochica language: nominal possession, numeral classification, spatial relation markers, nominalization and future paradigms. The reflections I offer here are based on José Antonio Salas’s (2012) book entitled Etimologías mochicas.
Translated title of the contributionMochica Linguistics: Etymological and analytical issues
Original languageSpanish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalLEXIS: Revista de Lingüística y Literatura
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)117-163
Number of pages47
Publication statusPublished - 01.07.2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 612,1 Languages
  • Mochica
  • etimología
  • posesión nominal
  • clasificación numeral
  • marcadores de relaciones espaciales


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