A classic in the literature on the decipherment of Mayan writing, Phoneticism grew out of the famous Albany conference--a gathering of the leading Mayanists who were working within the modern, liguistically-informed paradigm for the analysis of Mayan hieroglyphic texts. This major reference book brings together linguists and epigraphers who are refining both the contents of glyphic decipherment and the methods used. It includes essays by Lyle Campbell, James Fox and John Justeson, Terrence Kaufman and William Norman, Floyd Lounsbury, Peter Mathews and John Justeson, Barbara MacLeod, Berthold Riese, Linda Schele, and David Stuart. Many of the phonetic readings on which current epigraphic work depends are worked out and presented here. Several papers focus on or carefully exemplify rigorous decipherment methodology; others provide primary data on the ancient language forms that lie behind the glyphic representations.Justeson, John S. is the author of 'Phoneticism in Mayan Hieroglyphic Writing', published 1987 under ISBN 9780942041088 and ISBN 0942041089.