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Speaking Mexicano
The Dynamics of Syncretic Language in Central Mexico
By Jane H. Hill; Kenneth C. Hill
493 pp. / 6.00 in x 9.00 in / 1986
Paper (978-0-8165-3285-8) [s]
Related Interest
  - Language
  - Anthropology

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


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

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

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