Luis Enrique Sam Colop or Sam-Colop (born in Cantel, 1955, died July 15, 2011) was a Guatemalan/Native American linguist, [1 ] lawyer, poet, writer, newspaper columnist, [2 ] promoter of the [3 ] K'iche' language, and social activist. [4 ]
Early life [ edit ]
He was born in Cantel, Guatemala in 1955.
Education [ edit ]
Sam Colop graduated in Law at the
Rafael Landivar University [5 ] and obtained his Ph.D. at [6 ] SUNY, Buffalo in 1994 with a dissertation on Maya poetry. [7 ]
Teaching career [ edit ]
He taught K'iche' Language at the
Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala. Starting in 1999 he was a Fulbright-sponsored visiting scholar at St. Mary's College of Maryland [8 ]
Books and articles [ edit ]
Published works by Luis Sam-Colop include two poem collections,
Versos sin refugio and [9 ] La copa y la raíz as well as various essays and articles. [10 ] He is best known outside Guatemala for a new edition of the [11 ] in the native language. Popol Vuh He recently received a [12 ] Guggenheim fellowship in connection with this work.
References [ edit ]
^ "Luis Enrique Sam Colop, 1955-2011 | American Indian Studies". Ais.arizona.edu . Retrieved 2011-12-19.
^ William D. Davies and Luis Enrique Sam-Colop, K‘iché and the structure of antipassive, Language 66, 522-549. (1990)
^ Prensa Libre (newspaper), Guatemala.
^ Nick Copeland Cruel Populism: Counterinsurgency Strategy and the Limits of Democracy in the Guatemalan Highlands, pages 10 and 29. LASC Working Paper N.21, University of Maryland
^ Alberto M. Fernández, ReVista online journal, Harvard (Spring 1999). Review of Kay B. Warren's . Pan-Maya Activism in Guatemala
^ Franz Galich, ¿Existe una literatura indígena en Guatemala?. Accessed March 08, 2009
^ Luis Enrique Sam Colop, Maya Poetics. Ph.D. dissertation, SUNY at Buffalo. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor (1994)
^ Building Student Exchanges with the Emerging Democratic World. Grant proposal, St. Mary's College of Maryland (2003).
^ Luis Enrique Sam-Colop, Versos sin refugio (1980). 32 pages, in Spanish.
^ Luis Enrique Sam-Colop, La copa y la raíz. Editorial San Antonio, Guatemala (1979). In Spanish and K‘iche‘.
^ Luis Enrique Sam-Colop, Jub'aqtun Omay Kuchum K'aslemal, Cinco siglos de encumbrimento. Series Seminario Permanente de Estudios Mayas, No. 1. Cholsamaj, Guatemala (1991). 42 pages, in Spanish.
^ Luis Enrique Sam Colop, Popol Wuj — Versión Poética K‘iche‘. PEMBI/ GTZ/Cholsamaj, Guatemala (1999). In the Quiché Maya language.