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ERIC Number: EJ552234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-2690
Linguistic Purism in Cuzco, Peru: A Historical Perspective.
Nino-Murcia, Mercedes
Language Problems and Language Planning, v21 n2 p134-61 Sum 1997
Notes that a group of mestizo intellectuals in Peru claims that "Qhpaj'simi" is the Quechua used by the ancient Inca nobility and is the purest form of Quechua. Explains that a social hierarchy has arisen with the use of this "imperial language" demarcating its users from the common people and that these purist attitudes play a role in the construction of regional identity. (48 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Peru