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Atenea (Concepción)

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Abstract

LEAL LADRON DE GUEVARA, Alejandra. LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: A SEMIOTIC LOOK AT DISCOURSE FROM THE ARRABAL. Atenea (Concepc.) [online]. 2014, n.509, pp.79-96. ISSN 0718-0462.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-04622014000100005.

This study describes the semiotic language of the tango at the beginning of the 20th century as a macro discourse of the suburb that is mediated by the linguistic and cultural behavior of the agents who share in the life of the barrio, the space of Buenos Aires subculture. Since it is in the suburbs where the agential codes originate, sound, space and chromatics of this arrabal, so it is that from the encyclopedia of the common man the message of the tango is imparted, becomes entangled with and leads to the development of a new codes of relations for life: malevaje. This paper will analyze the system involved in the semiosis of the textual discourse of "Melodía de Arrabal" (1932), corresponding to a body of 30 songs (Arteche, 1985; Gobello, 1997), in which levels of discourse will be differentiated, from a superficial plane to an underlying one. On the one hand, the syntactic and semantic level of the signs and on the other, their interpretations on a pragmatic level that are reflected in inferences: such as the implications of the formation, historical and sociocultural development of the tango as song.

Keywords : Semiotics; codes; tango; arrabal.

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