Calo Orbis: Semiotic Aspects of a Chicano Language Variety

Calo Orbis: Semiotic Aspects of a Chicano Language Variety

by Adolfo Ortega




Caló Orbis examines a Chicano language variety from a historical, social, ideological, and theoretical framework. It gathers information, on how the urban Chicano often reduces his/her experience into thematic contents of family, home, employment, education, religion.
This book takes the reader into a semiotic point of view in order to bring a deeper awareness of the symbolic activity between language style and the speaker's attitude toward the urban experience. The perspective maintained is epistemological in the broadest sense, in that the inquiry includes lexical, poetical, philosophical notions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820415420
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/1991
Series: American University Studies Series: Series 13: Linguistics , #21
Pages: 264

About the Author

The Author: Adolfo Ortega, born in Los Angeles, California, of Mexican parents, has a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He teaches Chicano Studies at California State University, Fullerton and is the author of Caló Tapestry (1977).

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