The nature of the social interaction between Lowland Maya and foreign groups are made based on the evidence for foreign impact on Lowland Mayan language. In this study, the four linguistic groups that are recognized to have influenced Lowland Mayan language and script are Zapotecan, Mixe-Zoquean, Nahua and Totonacan. Each is discussed in terms of its degree of impact on the Mayan language, the period of its influence, and the nature of the social interaction.
vii+97 pages; 9 figures; 17 tables; index.
ISBN 0-939238-82-9, LC 84-61625