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Diccionario breve de mexicanismos (Lengua y Estudios Literarios) (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Hardcover – December 31, 2006

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Product Details

  • Series: Lengua y Estudios Literarios
  • Hardcover: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica; 2 edition (December 31, 2006)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 9681683994
  • ISBN-13: 978-9681683993
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,436,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By bukhtan on June 25, 2012
Format: Hardcover
There are several glossaries of specifically Mexican vocabulary out there; this book has been most useful for me, much more so, for example, than "Asi habla el Mexicano". "Diccionario" was published as a selection from the

Indice de mexicanismos :
registrados en 138 listas publicadas desde 1761 (2000)

by the Academia Mexicana Correspondiente de la Española. According to the editors (Introduction) the derived Diccionario is conceived as

1) essentially synchronic, though many entries are of historical value as well,

2) contrastive, i.e. what is used in Mexico as opposed to other Spanish-speaking countries, and

3) descriptive; it expresses no opinions as to how Mexican Spanish should sound or be used.

Among the books claiming to trace Mexican vocabulary I've consulted, the "Diccionario" was most likely to list the word or phrase I was looking for, and the least likely to to bury that word or phrase in a welter of outdated slang; some of these books are just lists of "cale" or underworld slang, an important feature in Mexican lower-class parlance but not really what you want for reading literature, which is what I use this book for. I also appreciated the the etymologies and other ancillary data; other readers might not.

Drawbacks:

1) not comprehensive enough. I understand why publishers want to hawk "concise" dictionaries to Americans who are impatient with bulky works and won't ever progress very far in language study anyway, but why would would a publisher offering a specialized work, aimed at native speakers (and probably rather bookish ones, at that), see fit to make it shorter rather than longer? There are 231 pages of entries; I would have liked to see twice as many.
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Yes, if you are travelling throughout Mexico, if you truly appreciate the culture and willing to learn, this is a must. Of course, best taken with a good teacher.
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By Linda Williams on January 9, 2015
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fine, came quickly
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