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

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
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Stephen Fay . igiturjournals@uu.nl

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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.

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