De Gruyter has just published a book entitled Loans in colonial and modern Nahuatl. A Contextual Dictionary by Agnieszka Brylak, Julia Madajczak, Justyna Olko and John Sullivan.

This contextual dictionary of loanwords, loan phrases, and blends in Nahuatl, embracing data from the 1540s to 2016, is the first publication of its kind for this indigenous language, still widely spoken in many parts of Mexico. It relies on an extensive sample of colonial sources and contemporary oral and written materials representing several major variants of modern Nahuatl. The work significantly contributes to our understanding of language continuity and change.

This dictionary is available in Open Access on the publisher’s website: