Essays in Language and Culture 1: Sound Patterns of Kuna

Ensayos en Idioma y Cultura 1: Patrones sonoros del kuna

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Subject LanguageKuna, San Blas
Language PID(s)ailla:119499
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleEssays in Language and Culture 1: Sound Patterns of Kuna
Language Community
Country(ies)United States
Place CreatedAustin, Texas
Date Created1970
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThe papers included here demonstrate that to analyze the formal properties of a language, it is necessary to pay attention ot the social and cultural contexts of the language in use.

1. Writing Kuna
2. A problem in Cuna phonology (available at
3. Talking backwards in Cuna: the sociological reality of phonological descriptions (available at
4. Play languages with a note on ritual languages
Source Note
Contributor(s) Individual / RoleSherzer, Joel (Author)
Contributor(s) Corporate / Role

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