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Se formó el bembé / Bater o bembé: la influencia africana en el léxico y en las expresiones idiomáticas del español de Cuba y el portugués de Brasil

María Luisa Ortíz Álvarez    Universidade de Brasilia, Brasil    



The language is lively, changeable, rich in expressions constituted from the socio-cultural context of a given society, of a given linguistic community. These expressions go through an expansion of meaning and become consecrated by the frequency of their use. They play an important role in discursive processing because they are an expressive resource that translates feelings, customs, and values, characteristic of a language-culture. The objective of this paper is to point out the African influence in Cuban and Brazilian language expressions, once both countries have had the legacy of various African ethnic groups due to the black traffic of slaves during the 19th century.

keywords: Lexicon. Idiomatic expressions. Cuba. Brazil. African influence.

Language: es

Submitted: March 2, 2020   Accepted: April 1, 2020   Published: Oct. 15, 2020  
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-441-7/008

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