How to cite the Yaqui dataset  BibTeX

Estrada-Fernández, Zarina & Blanco, Mercedes Tubino & Quiñonez, Jesús Francisco Villalpando. 2013. Yaqui Valency Patterns.
In: Hartmann, Iren & Haspelmath, Martin & Taylor, Bradley (eds.) 2013.
Valency Patterns Leipzig.
Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
(Available online at, Accessed on 2021-09-20)


81 Verb forms 16 Coding frames 13 Alternations (80.9% avail.) 704 glossed Examples


Characterization of flagging resources

The Yaqui language exhibits a nominative-accusative case marking on nouns and pronouns. And also a distinction between nominative, accusative, genitive and object-of-postposition forms in the pronominal system.

Characterization of ordering resources

The Yaqui language exhibits a preference for SOV word order. All lexical and pronominal arguments are overtly expressed, except for third person.

Source of the data and generalizations/background of the contributor(s)

Most of the examples used in this database come from elicitation with a native speaker of Yaqui. Some other examples (few) come from the Dictionary of Yaqui-Spanish and Spanish-Yaqui by Estrada et al (2010). When the source of one example is not marked, it comes from elicitation.