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Actitudes lingüísticas en el Vocabulario de mexicanismos de Joaquín García Icazbalceta (1899)

Title in English Language attitudes in the Vocabulario de mexicanismos by Joaquín García Icazbalceta (1899)


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Nueva Revista de Filología Hispánica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Joaquín García Icazbalceta; lexicography; historical sociolinguistics; language attitudes; Mexican Spanish
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Description This article will be focused on the linguistic attitudes towards Mexican Spanish that are found in the Joaquín García Icazbalceta’s dictionary. We will follow the model of linguistic attitudes formulated by López Morales (1991), complemented by approaches of historical sociolinguistics summarized in Milroy (2014) and Langer and Nesse (2014). We will focus on the attitudes formulated in definitions. The aim of our study will be to identify the patterns of positive and negative attitudes as expressed in the dictionary. We will try to demonstrate that the key is to consider Mexican Spanish as national variety that equals the European, or “academic”, standard. In this sense, García Icazbalceta’s dictionary would be one of the first manifestations of Mexican national (and linguistic) identity in the field of Mexican lexicography.
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