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Title A political history of Spanish : the making of a language / edited by Jose del Valle
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Contents Contributors; Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Part I Theoretical underpinnings; 1 Language, politics and history: an introductory essay; Historical grammar and the scientificization of language studies; The idealist challenge: redefining the relationship between language and human will; Language, society and history; Language and politics; Towards glottopolitical history: metalanguage and ideology; A political history of Spanish: the making of a language; Part II The making of Spanish: Iberian perspectives; 2 Introduction to the making of Spanish: Iberian perspectives
3 The prehistory of written Spanish and the thirteenth-century nationalist zeitgeistIntroduction; Syntax; Semantics; The lexicon; Morphology; 4 Language, nation and empire in early modern Iberia; Language and empire; Language and nation; Between the local and the global: for a connected history of Spanish in the early modern age; 5 The seventeenth-century debate over the origins of Spanish: links of language ideology to the Morisco question; Introduction; Aldrete in polemical context; The origins of the origins debate; Origins of the parchment: the racialization of the Moriscos
The debate over the expulsion of the MoriscosThe Sacromonte forgeries as proposed solution; The role of language in the Sacromonte polemics; Ideologies of language in López Madera and Aldrete; Theme 1: locus of language; Theme 2: honor in antiquity versus perfectibility; Theme 3: linguistic consequences of conquest; Theme 3a: lessons of specific conquests; Theme 4: mastery of second language; Summary: contrasting linguistic ideologies; Aldrete: mutability and perfectibility; López Madera: origins and essences; 6 The institutionalization of language in eighteenth-century Spain
Absolutism and the new technologies of languageA regalist in the court; The Marquis and the lawyer; Game of mirrors: the Council of Castile and the Royal Spanish Academy; Epilogue: the RAE, school of nation and "fábrica de discretos"8; 7 The officialization of Spanish in mid-nineteenth-century Spain: the Academy's authority; The officialization of orthography; Public debate over the officialization of orthography; The officialization of grammar; Contextualization and conclusions; 8 Spanish and other languages of Spain in the Second Republic
Unamuno: 'The discursive creator of the Spanish Republic'National religion, language worship and imperialism; National sentiment versus regional resentment; Language struggle and bilingualism; Ramón Menéndez Pidal: the Spanish language and the Spanish nation; Articles 4and 48/50 of the Constitution; Parliamentary debates: intransigent versus conciliatory stances; Conclusion: "the heart of national unity"; Part III The making of Spanish: Latin American and Transatlantic perspectives; 9 Introduction to the making of Spanish: Latin American and Transatlantic perspectives; Introduction
Summary A comprehensive work which offers a new and provocative approach to Spanish from political and historical perspectives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Multiple histories and multiple ideologies: discourses on language in Latin America
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Subject Spanish language -- Political aspects -- History
Communication in politics -- History
Politics and government -- Spanish-speaking countries
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Valle, José del, editor
LC no. 2013016879
ISBN 9781107273856