Mapping the Cuban Condition in Fernando Ortiz's Un catauro de cubanismos

Stephen Fay

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This article explores the idiom-identity complex in Cuba in the first three decades of the twentieth century, concentrating on an emblematic catalog of the idiomatic raw material of the Cuban language community: Fernando Ortiz's vernacular dictionary, Un catauro de cubanismos from 1923. Author considers the critical complex of history, geography, and identity within Ortiz's dictionary.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Pages (from-to)41-62
Number of pages21
JournalNew West Indian Guide
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

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  • Cuba, identity, liminality


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