LINGUIST List 12.2210

Mon Sep 10 2001

Books: Language and Culture

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  1. Sean Hanrahan, Language and Culture: The Battle over Spanish

Message 1: Language and Culture: The Battle over Spanish

Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 14:37:00 +0000
From: Sean Hanrahan <>
Subject: Language and Culture: The Battle over Spanish

THE BATTLE OVER SPANISH: Language Ideologies and Hispanic
Jos� Del Valle, Fordham University, and Luis Gabriel-Stheeman
A fascinating examination of how a group of key Spanish and
Latin American intellectuals of the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries discussed the concept of Spanish language and
how these discussions related to the formation of national
identities and Hispanic culture. Routledge Studies in the
History of Linguistics series.

December 2001: 256 pp
Hb:0415252563: $95.00 �60.00

Biographical Notes
1. Nationalism, Hispanismo, and Monoglossic Culture, Luis
Gabriel-Stheeman and Jos� del Valle
2. Linguistic Anti-Academicism and Hispanic Community:
Sarmiento and Unamuno, Barry Velleman
3. The Ideological Construction of an Empirical Base:
Selection and Elaboration in Andres Bello's Grammar:
Ideological Underpinnings, Belford More
4. Historical Linguistics and Cultural History: The Polemic
between Rufino Jos� Cuervo and Juan Valera, Jos� de Valle
5. Men�ndez Pidal, National Regeneration and the Linguistic
Utopia, Jos� del Valle
6. "For Their Own Good": The Spanish Identity and Its Great
Inquisitor, Miguel de Unamuno, Joan Ramon Resina
7. A Nobelman Grabs the Broom: Ortega y Gasset's Verbal
Hygiene, Luis Gabriel-Stheeman
8. Jose Maria Arguedas: Peruvian Spanish as Subversive
Assimilation, John C. Landreau
9. "Codo con Codo": Hispanic Community and the Language Spectacle,
Luis Gabriel-Stheeman and Jos� del Valle
Works Cited

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