Gitanismos en los diccionarios del argot mexicano del siglo XX

Title in English Gypsy loanwords in the 20th century dictionaries of Mexican criminal slang


Year of publication 2022
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The text studies the terms of gypsy origin documented in the Mexican slang dictionaries published in the 20th century. The period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries would be the last phase in which the Gypsy component of Spanish slang, known then as caló jergal, could have influenced the enrichment of Mexican slang, also called caló, that retains this name until today. We base ourselves on the partial coincidences of the Gypsy loanwords in the Spanish slang repertoires of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which appear in the twentieth-century Mexican slang dictionaries as well. If we compare the Gypsy loanwords in the dictionaries of Spanish criminal slang and Mexican caló, we note coincidences but also differences in their structure and semantic changes. We aim to separate the common tradition of Mexican innovation and study the directions in which properly Mexican Gypsy loanwords have evolved.
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