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VAZQUEZ, Graciana. Spanish language, cultural legacy or political-economical project?: Discusses in the Spanish Latin American Literary Congress in 1892. Rev. signos [online]. 2008, vol.41, n.66, pp.81-106. ISSN 0718-0934.

The disciplinary field of historical glotopolitics considers the speeches about languages as a privileged material to analyse not only the linguistic ideologies, but also the control strategies proposed by different power instances to rule speakers’ linguistic practices. From this view, in this article, we propound to analyse the shape of a specific linguistic theory about Spanish language drawn up in the Literary Spanish Latin American Congress done in Madrid from 31st October to 10th in 1892, as we think about this event like the basic stage of the building process leading to a discursive domination over this language, that goes from this frst Congress to those held by RAE and Cervantes Institute since 1992. We focus our research in the moment when those proposals which frame the frst steps of a discursive matrix giving a legitimate senses rule about Spanish develops. Our analysis, as far as method is concerned, spreads in two focuses. For the frst instance, we consider the socio-linguistic representations and their relationship with the political process where they are involved. In the second instance, we delimit the glotopolitical strategies shown in the stage of the Congress discussions which not only lead to a continuous controversy between Spanish and Latin American congressists, but also, basically, show different ideals of nation, language and land facing the Spanish and LatinAmerican necessary development

Palabras clave : Historical glotopolitics; socio-linguistic representations; hispanism.

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