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A Dictionary of New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanish - Ruben Cobos

A Dictionary of New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanish


Published: 30th June 2003
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Representing six decades of research, this revised and expanded edition of the classic work "A Dictionary of New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanish is the most authoritative reference on the archaic dialect of Spanish spoken in the region. Originating with Spanish settlers in 1598, the regional language of the upper Rio Grande consists of archaic Spanish, Mexican-Indian words, words and idiomatic expressions peculiar to the Spanish of Mexico, local vocabulary, and countless items from English borrowed and adapted. While written with scholarly authority, the dictionary also makes for absorbing reading. Each page is filled with information which reveals the resilience and adaptability of the dialect and the colorful nature of Hispanic cultural life with its immense historical significance. In some cases, song verse, poetry, rhymed quatrains and anecdotes are included to provide context for a word's meaning. Available in hardcover for the first time, this new edition will take its place as an indispensable reference for Spanish language students and speakers alike, marking the author's crowning contribution to New Mexico letters and folklore.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Abbreviations, Accentuation, and Special Terminologyp. xviii
A Dictionary of New Mexico & Southern Colorado Spanishp. 1
Bibliographyp. 246
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ISBN: 9780890134535
ISBN-10: 0890134537
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English , Spanish
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 30th June 2003
Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 14.0 x 21.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2