Speaking Mexicano

Dynamics of Syncretic Language in Central Mexico

Jane H. Hill (Author), Kenneth C. Hill (Author)
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"The Hills confront far more than what is 'sayable' in terms of Mexicano grammar; they deal with what is actually said, with the relationship between Spanish and Mexicano as resources in the community's linguistic repertoire. . . . One of the major studies of language contact produced within the past forty years."—Language

"The genius of this work is the integration of the linguistic analysis with the cultural and political analysis."—Latin American Anthropology Review

"An excellent book which should be read by anyone interested in the study of language in society."—Man

"Contains many insights about pressures that motivate linguistic behavior and perception in a bilingual community. . . . The community of people interested in language and its relationships with culture will not doubt the worth of the endeavor."—American Anthropologist
Speaking Mexicano
508 Pages 6 x 9 Published: 2015 Paperback (9780816532858)

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