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Mexico Heads towards Linguistic Independence

Intense debates have taken place to decide whether the Spanish language should be regulated by the Royal Spanish Academy, which, as you may know, is based in Spain and does not include many regionalisms or current uses in existence in its (very) numerous varieties. Historically, many thinkers, philosophers, writers, and translators have considered the Royal […]

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Mexican Spanish

Spanish is the most spoken language in Mexico: 97% of people use it either as their mother tongue or a second language. However, there are 67 indigenous languages in use and they have been protected since 2001 by the Linguistic Rights of Indigenous Peoples Law. The Spanish language arrived in Mexico with the conquerors, and […]

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Americanisms and Mexicanisms

An “Americanism” is a phrase from one of the native American languages, which is incorporated into other languages, or a word of those languages (especially Spanish and English) that is created or modified in its usage because American speakers. Examples from Spanish accepted into the Royal Academy Dictionary, 2001 edition, are: * Baulera. (Argentina). Back […]

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