RANCHEROS EN CHICAGOACÁN. LENGUAJE E IDENTIDAD EN UNA COMUNIDAD TRASNACIONAL. TRADUCCIÓN DE : RANCHEROS IN CHICAGOACÁN. LANGUAJE AND IDENTITY IN A TRANSNATIONAL MEXICAN COMMUNITY.
Zamora, Michoacán: El Colegio de Michoacán (Colección Investigaciones), 2011. First edition, presumed. 8vo, wrps, 403 p., index, notes, b/wphotos. New Paperback 9786077764885 In this book Marcia Farr studied, over the course of fifteen years, a transnational community of Mexican ranchero families living both in Chicago and in their village-of-origin in Michoacán, Mexico. For this ethnolinguistic portrait, she focuses on three culturally salient styles of speaking that characterize rancheros: franqueza (candid, frank speech); respeto (respectful speech); and relajo (humorous, disruptive language that allows artful verbal critique of the social order maintained through respeto). She studies the construction of local identity through a community's daily talk, and provides the first book-length examination of language and identity in transnational Mexicans. The book came out originally in English, UT Austin, 2006 (Item ID: 152960)