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Willem Adelaar

Willem F. H. Adelaar (born at The Hague in 1948) is a Dutch linguist on American autochthonous languages, specially Andean languages. He is Professor of indigenous American Linguistics and Cultures at Leiden University.[1]

Selected publications

  • 2009 Unesco Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger. (regional editor for South America). Paris: UNESCO.
  • 2007 The Languages of the Andes. With the collaboration of P.C. Muysken. Cambridge language survey. Cambridge University Press. Revised edition. ISBN 978-0-521-36831-5
  • 2007 The importance of toponymy, family names and historical documentation for the study of disappearing and recently extinct languages in the Andean region. In: L. Wetzels (ed.), Language Endangerment and Endangered Languages. Linguistic and anthropological studies with special emphasis on the languages and cultures of the Andean-Amazonian border area, pp. 325–331. Leiden: CNWS.
  • 2007 Ensayo de clasificación del katawixí dentro del conjunto harakmbut-katukina. In: A. Romero Figueroa, A. Fernández Garay and A. Corbera Mori (eds.), Lenguas indígenas de América del Sur: Estudios descriptivo-tipológicos y sus contribuciones para la lingüística teórica, pp. 159–169. Caracas: Universidad Católica Andrés Bello.
  • 2006 The Quechua impact in the Amuesha language, an Arawak language of the Peruvian Amazon. In: A.Y. Aikhenvald & R.M.W. Dixon (eds.), Grammars in Contact. A Cross-Linguistic Typology, pp. 290–312. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press
  • 1995 Raíces lingüísticas del Quichua de Santiago del Estero. In: A. Fernández Garay & J.P. Viegas Barros (eds.), Actas de las Segundas Jornadas de Lingüística Aborigen, pp. 25–50. Universidad de Buenos Aires.
  • 1994 La procedencia dialectal del manuscrito de Huarochirí en base a sus características lingüísticas. Revista Andina, 12:1, pp. 137–154. Cusco: Centro "Bartolomé de Las Casas".
  • 1987 Morfología del quechua de Pacaraos. Lima: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.
  • 1987 Aymarismos en el quechua de Puno. Indiana, 11, pp. 223‑231. Berlin: Gebr. Mann Verlag.
  • 1982 Léxico del quechua de Pacaraos. Lima: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos: Centro de Investigación de Linguística Aplicada: Documento de Trabajo No. 45.


  1. ^ "Prof.dr. W.F.H. (Willem) Adelaar". Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Leiden University. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 

External links

  • Languages of the Andes Electronic book of Languages of the Andes. Cambridge Books Online.
  • MA Indian American Studies Programme Director of Indian American Studies
  • Leiden University Centre for Linguistics Homepage at University Leiden
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