Yucatec Maya Project Funded!

March 16th, 2013 by swood Leave a reply »

We are thrilled to announce that Wired Humanities will have a sub-contract for expanding our Yucatec Maya open-access dictionary thanks to a grant recently awarded to Professor Paul Worley at the University of North Dakota.  Paul works with Native intellectuals who are creators of contemporary Mayan oral literature. He wishes to work with us to create a dictionary modeled after our Nahuatl dictionary, bridging historical and modern language samples to support the interpretation of cultural heritage materials of the past, present, and future.

We also wish to acknowledge the contributions of historical Yucatec Mayan language material from the work of Matthew Restall and additional historical and modern examples compiled by David Bolles.  We are so pleased to see this project, started with the significant input of former UO student, Kaitlan Smith, moving forward again!  Thank you, Paul Worley, for stepping up and giving us this opportunity.

Tsikbal Ich Maya Project (from Worley's blog)

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