El léxico argótico en el Vocabulario de mexicanismos de Joaquín García Icazbalceta

Title in English Argotic vocabulary in the Vocabulario de mexicanismos by Joaquín García Icazbalceta


Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Anuario de Estudios Filológicos
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web https://dialnet.unirioja.es/ejemplar/527523
Keywords prison slang; historical lexicology and lexicography; word formation; semantic change; Mexican Spanish
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Description The aim of the paper is to study how the lexicon of low social classes of the Mexican society in the porfirian era (2nd half of the 19th century) is treated in the Vocabulary of Mexicanisms by Joaquín García Icazbalceta, which unfortunately was left unfinished. The structure of the argotic lexicon (patrimonial, loans, lexicogenetic processes and semantic changes) will be studied in detail and attention will be paid to sources used by the author to document the voices in question. The dictionary is taken here as a source that can be used for the study of the history of Mexican slang at the end of the 19th century, taking into consideration that a dictionary is primarily a lexicological corpus that testifies the social reality of its times. The history of the voculabulary of the underworld of the Mexican society is one of the gaps in the knowledge on the diachrony of Mexican Spanish and the present paper seeks to help filling this gap.
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