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The look of a language

Preserving Quichua in the rainforests of Ecuador

BYU linguistics professor Janis Nuckolls has spent 30 years learning, examining, documenting and preserving the evolving Quichua language. Most recently, in a study released in the International Journal of American Linguistics, Nuckolls looks at the use of Quichua ideophones — words that imitate sensory perceptions.

 


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