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La Chabacaneria Guaracheada

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Material Information

Title: La Chabacaneria Guaracheada A Vindication of the Puerto Rican Identity through a Linguistic and Stylistic Study of Luis Rafael Sanchez's La Guaracha del Macho Camacho
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Gomez, Andrea
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Puerto Rican Identity
Anti-Language
Hyper-Grammer
Narrative Experimentation
Translation/Hybrid Terms
Linguistic Manipulation
Ungrammaticality
Linguistic Anthropology
Fiction
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study presents a critical and detailed analysis of Luis Rafael Sanchez's La guaracha del Macho Camacho. A literary and socio-political context of Puerto Rico forms the backdrop to this work. Initially included are the necessary elements for a first reading of the novel, such as its structure, point of view, various linguistic markers and narrative techniques. Language proves to be the center of the novel and is primarily considered at a linguistic level and is the basis for the content and its analysis. The grammatically incorrect language of La guaracha del Macho Camacho is made up of the Puerto Rican spoken dialect (the urban slang of San Juan), intertextual references to cultural and literary texts and English words and phrases. The approach to this study was based in the aspiration that the linguistic structure of the novel could impart semantic value beyond that basic linguistic level. Within this work M.A.K. Halliday's term anti-language was borrowed and modified in order to explain how language functions in the novel. The exaggerated, vulgar and comic nature of La guaracha is seen parallel to the constant subversion of granunatical linguistic and literary rules. The latent social commentary regarding representations of Puerto Rican identity is unearthed through the analysis of minute linguistic features. This thesis reveals an empowerment of the Puerto Rican identity through the novel's specific and distorted representation of the Island's urban language. Finally, this study explores the possibility of the successful translation the social commentary within the original text in Gregory Rabassa's Macho Camacho's Beat. Even though the English version adequately translates the poetic and linguistic aspects of La guaracha, it does not refer to an actual speech code. No matter how successful the Beat was in terms of rhythm, overall semantic meanings and the manipulation of linguistic forms, it cannot achieve an accurate linguistic image of any one community, much less a social commentary of Puerto Rico's class dialectic. This thesis explores the capacity of language to be a tool in representing and making social change within literature, and attempts to highlight bicultural and hybrid speech codes.
Statement of Responsibility: by Andrea Gomez
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Labrador-Rodr�guez, Sonia

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 G6
System ID: NCFE003221:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003221/00001

Material Information

Title: La Chabacaneria Guaracheada A Vindication of the Puerto Rican Identity through a Linguistic and Stylistic Study of Luis Rafael Sanchez's La Guaracha del Macho Camacho
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Gomez, Andrea
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Puerto Rican Identity
Anti-Language
Hyper-Grammer
Narrative Experimentation
Translation/Hybrid Terms
Linguistic Manipulation
Ungrammaticality
Linguistic Anthropology
Fiction
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This study presents a critical and detailed analysis of Luis Rafael Sanchez's La guaracha del Macho Camacho. A literary and socio-political context of Puerto Rico forms the backdrop to this work. Initially included are the necessary elements for a first reading of the novel, such as its structure, point of view, various linguistic markers and narrative techniques. Language proves to be the center of the novel and is primarily considered at a linguistic level and is the basis for the content and its analysis. The grammatically incorrect language of La guaracha del Macho Camacho is made up of the Puerto Rican spoken dialect (the urban slang of San Juan), intertextual references to cultural and literary texts and English words and phrases. The approach to this study was based in the aspiration that the linguistic structure of the novel could impart semantic value beyond that basic linguistic level. Within this work M.A.K. Halliday's term anti-language was borrowed and modified in order to explain how language functions in the novel. The exaggerated, vulgar and comic nature of La guaracha is seen parallel to the constant subversion of granunatical linguistic and literary rules. The latent social commentary regarding representations of Puerto Rican identity is unearthed through the analysis of minute linguistic features. This thesis reveals an empowerment of the Puerto Rican identity through the novel's specific and distorted representation of the Island's urban language. Finally, this study explores the possibility of the successful translation the social commentary within the original text in Gregory Rabassa's Macho Camacho's Beat. Even though the English version adequately translates the poetic and linguistic aspects of La guaracha, it does not refer to an actual speech code. No matter how successful the Beat was in terms of rhythm, overall semantic meanings and the manipulation of linguistic forms, it cannot achieve an accurate linguistic image of any one community, much less a social commentary of Puerto Rico's class dialectic. This thesis explores the capacity of language to be a tool in representing and making social change within literature, and attempts to highlight bicultural and hybrid speech codes.
Statement of Responsibility: by Andrea Gomez
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Labrador-Rodr�guez, Sonia

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 G6
System ID: NCFE003221:00001

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