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Title: The Battle Over Spanish: Language Ideologies and Hispanic Intellectuals
Written By: Luis Gabriel-Stheeman
Jose Del Valle
Series Title: Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics
Description:

THE BATTLE OVER SPANISH: Language Ideologies and Hispanic Intellectuals
Josi 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

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Biographical Notes
1. Nationalism, Hispanismo, and Monoglossic Culture, Luis
Gabriel-Stheeman and Josi 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 Josi Cuervo and Juan Valera, Josi de Valle
5. Menindez Pidal, National Regeneration and the Linguistic
Utopia, Josi 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 Josi del Valle
Works Cited

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415252563
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Pages: 256
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