Language and Power in a Novel of Education
Gerardo Augusto Lorenzino

Shunko (1949) written by the Argentine writer Jorge Washington Ábalos is a coming-of-age-novel or Bildungsroman in which the Quechua-Spanish bilingualism of its characters highlights many intra- and extra linguistic factors. These contribute to the sociolinguistic portray of the rural setting of Santiago del Estero in northwestern Argentina. The article analyzes the linguistic and met linguistic elements underlying the Quechua-Spanish contact as illustrated in the text and within the framework of contact linguistics. Furthermore, the work draws from observations and data derived from the author’s research on the ethno linguistic vitality of Santiagueño Quichua.

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