Tender Accents of Sound: Spanish in the Chicano Novel in English
This work is the first book-length analysis of the strategic use of Spanish and its significance in the Chicano novel. This study analyzes the Spanish language elements that appear in nineteen Chicano prose narratives in English (most of which are novels) published between 1967 and the late 1980s. The author includes chapters on the language of Chicano literature, bilingualism in Chicano society and literature, language as a theme, the Chicano novelist as a translator of cultural differences, and "Hispanicized English and Fictitious Spanish". Among the works studied are Raymond Barrio's The Plum Plum Pickers, Ron Arias's The Road to Tamazunchale, Nash Candelaria's Memories of the Alhambra, Rolando Hinojosa's The Valley, and Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima. A bibliography, index, and statistical analysis of the subject matter are also featured.
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The Chicano Novel in English 19671985
Hard English and Soft Spanish
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Acosta adobe Alhambra American culture Anglo American appears Barrio Boy bilingual bilingual techniques Buffalo cabron Candelaria Castillo's chapter characters Chicano authors Chicano literature Chicano novel Chicano poetry chile chingada Clemente cliche Cockroach code switching compadre connotations context corpus corrido costumbrismo direct speech discourses English and Spanish Estampas ethnographic etymological pairs example frequently function Galarza Garcia Gary Keller glossary gringo guage hermetic hijo Hinojosa Hispanic Hispanophone Horseman Hunger language elements Leaving Home linguistic Lipski loanwords long entries Louise Mama Mango Street Maximo mestizo Mexican American Mexico monolingual reader narrator North American novels in English Pachuco Pastora Plum Pickers poem Portillo protagonist quotation Rain Rites Rodriguez Rosa Sapogonia secondary language entries semantic short entries song Southwest Spanish entries Spanish language Spanish term Spanish words speak stereotypes Tamazunchale Tattoo texts tion token tortilla Tortuga tradition Trini Ultima Ultraviolet Sky Valley Victuum Villarreal vocabulary voice Wedding