Media Lengua

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Jesse Stewart, Tue, 2015-02-10 23:49
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Writing
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Roman script. Spelling conventions make use of Standard Spanish, Unified Quichua, and Spanish-based Quichua spellings. See: Stewart, J. (2013). Stories and traditions from Pijal: Told in Media Lengua (1 ed.). Charleston: CreateSpace.

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Jesse Stewart, Tue, 2015-02-10 23:48
Regarding: 
Writing
ISO 639-3: 
mue

Roman script. The spelling convetions make use of Standard Spanish, Unified Quichua, and Spanish-based Quichua spellings based on native speaker input. See: Stewart, J. (2013). Stories and traditions from Pijal: Told in Media Lengua (1 ed.). Charleston: CreateSpace.

Editorial Action

We will add Roman script as the writing system for Media Lengua [mue] in the 19th edition.

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Jesse Stewart, Tue, 2015-02-10 23:44
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Language Use
ISO 639-3: 
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Negative and used only within the speech community on an informal basis.

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We will add this information for Media Lengua [mue] for the 19th edition.

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Jesse Stewart, Tue, 2015-02-10 23:42
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Typology
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Spanish lexicon (~89%) and Quichua systemic elements (phonology and morphosyntax). Dialectal variations are most noticeable in the pronunciation of the Quichua elements which are based on the surrounding Quichua dialects, in this case northern and central varieties.

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We will add this information on Media Lengua [mue] for the 19th edition.

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Jesse Stewart, Tue, 2015-02-10 23:36
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Dialects
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2 macro dialects named after the provinces in which they are spoken - Imbabura Media Lengua, with a possible sub-dialects named after the communities where they are spoken (Angla Media Lengua and Pijal Media Lengua), and Cotopaxi Media Lengua. Based on the geography of Ecuador they could also be considered as the northern (Imbabura) and central variety (Cotopaxi). See: Gómez-Rendón, J. (2005). La Media Lengua de Imbabura. In H. Olbertz & P. Muysken (Eds.), Encuentros y Conflictos: Bilingüismo y Contacto de Lenguas en el Mundo Andino (pp. 39-58). Madrid: Iberoamericana. Stewart, J. (2011). A Brief Descriptive Grammar of Pijal Media Lengua and an Acoustic Vowel Space Analysis of Pijal Media Lengua and Imbabura Quichua. (Master's thesis), University of Manitoba, MSpace.

Editorial Action

We will add these 2 dialect names for Media Lengua [mue] in our next edition.

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Jesse Stewart, Tue, 2015-02-10 23:31
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Language Status
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Children appear to be learning Media Lengua in the community of Angla, Imbabura (Gómez-Rendón 2008), while only those aged 35+ speaker Media Lengua in the community of Pijal, Imbabura (the supposed origin of the language in Imbabura) (Stewart 2011). Reports suggest it may no longer be spoken in Cotopaxi (Shappeck, 2011; Stewart 2011). See: Gómez-Rendón, J. (2008). Mestizaje linguístico en Los Andes: Génesis y estructura de una lengua mixta. Quito: Abya-Yala. Shappeck, M. (2011). Quichua-Spanish language contact in Salcedo, Ecuador: Revisiting Media Lengua syncretic language practices. (PhD dissertation), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Stewart, J. (2011). A Brief Descriptive Grammar of Pijal Media Lengua and an Acoustic Vowel Space Analysis of Pijal Media Lengua and Imbabura Quichua. (Master's thesis), University of Manitoba, MSpace.

Editorial Action

We will add this information about Cotopaxi for Lengua Media [mue] in the 19th edition.

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Jesse Stewart, Tue, 2015-02-10 23:28
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Language Status
ISO 639-3: 
mue

Children appear to be learning Media Lengua in the community of Angla, Imbabura, while only those aged 35+ speak Media Lengua in the community of Pijal, Imbabura (the supposed community of origin in Imbabura) Gómez-Rendón, J. (2008b). Mestizaje linguístico en Los Andes: Génesis y estructura de una lengua mixta. Quito: Abya-Yala. Stewart, J. (2011). A Brief Descriptive Grammar of Pijal Media Lengua and an Acoustic Vowel Space Analysis of Pijal Media Lengua and Imbabura Quichua. (Master's thesis), University of Manitoba, MSpace.

Editorial Action

We will add this information on language use for Media Lengua [mue] in our 19th edition.

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Jesse Stewart, Tue, 2015-02-10 23:26
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Location
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Additional dialects of Media Lengua have recently been documented in the province of Imbabura. Gómez-Rendón, J. (2005). La Media Lengua de Imbabura. In H. Olbertz & P. Muysken (Eds.), Encuentros y Conflictos: Bilingüismo y Contacto de Lenguas en el Mundo Andino (pp. 39-58). Madrid: Iberoamericana. Stewart, J. (2011). A Brief Descriptive Grammar of Pijal Media Lengua and an Acoustic Vowel Space Analysis of Pijal Media Lengua and Imbabura Quichua. (Master's thesis), University of Manitoba, MSpace.

Editorial Action

We will add a comment about additional dialect in Imbabura province for Media Lengua [mue] in the 19th edition.

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Jesse Stewart, Tue, 2015-02-10 23:25
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Population
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Additional dialects of Media Lengua have recently been documented in the province of Imbabura, with an estimated 2600+ speakers. See: Gómez-Rendón, J. (2008). Mestizaje linguístico en Los Andes: Génesis y estructura de una lengua mixta. Quito: Abya-Yala. Stewart, J. (2011). A Brief Descriptive Grammar of Pijal Media Lengua and an Acoustic Vowel Space Analysis of Pijal Media Lengua and Imbabura Quichua. (Master's thesis), University of Manitoba, MSpace.

Editorial Action

We will add Imbabura as a dialect name for Media Lengua [mue] in the 19th edition.

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Jesse Stewart, Tue, 2015-02-10 23:20
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Alternate Names
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Alternative names: Chaupi-shimi (Gomez-Rendon, 2005; Stewart, 2011) Chaupi-lengua (Gomez-Rendon 2005) Quichuañol (Gomez-Rendon 2005) Chapu-shimi (Gomez-Rendon 2005) llanga-shimi (pejoritive) (Stewart, 2011) Uchilla-shimi (Gomez-Rendon 2005) Gómez-Rendón, J. (2005). La Media Lengua de Imbabura. In H. Olbertz & P. Muysken (Eds.), Encuentros y Conflictos: Bilingüismo y Contacto de Lenguas en el Mundo Andino (pp. 39-58). Madrid: Iberoamericana. Stewart, J. (2011). A Brief Descriptive Grammar of Pijal Media Lengua and an Acoustic Vowel Space Analysis of Pijal Media Lengua and Imbabura Quichua. (Master's thesis), University of Manitoba, MSpace.

Editorial Action

We will add these alternate names for Media Lengua [mue] in the next edition.