El Libro de Calo: The Dictionary of Chicano Slang. Revised Edition (Spanish Edition)

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When the first edition of El Libro de Caló: Pachuco Slang Dictionary appeared in 1983, it was critically acclaimed as a much needed guide to a little-understood living dialect spoken predominantly by Mexican American teenagers whose dress, speech, low-rider cars, and attitudes set them off from those around them. Caló is popularly regarded as a bastard dialect, neither Spanish nor English. Linguistically, these notions are ill-founded; Caló has as much validity and expressive potential as any other dialect. That it is used by a group of people who exist at the edges of mainstream culture, however, has brought it into disrepute, and not many studies of Caló have been carried out with the thoroughness of this work. Now, building on that first landmark study, the authors have produced an expanded, revised edition. Based primarily on data gathered in the San Diego/Tijuana and Calexico/Mexicali areas, this edition incorporates terms from Texas, New Mexico and other areas of the Southwest as well. In an easy-to-use format designed to appeal to the native English-speaker, El Libro de Caló: The Chicano Slang Dictionary provides a unique and fascinating view of one aspect of our border culture. "As an anthropological record of a little-studied people, this work will have ... permanent value. Recommended for public and academic libraries in California and the Southwest... " CHOICE, May 1984 (about El Libro de Caló: Pachuco Slang Dictionary)

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Harry Polkinhorn is a psychoanalyst, professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, and director of SDSU Press. He is the author of ten collections of poetry, most recently DEMOS ONEIRON (Junction Press, 2011) and The Circle of Willis (Ex Press, 2010); five works of fiction, including Trauma (Ex Press, 2010); ten volumes of translations; and two collections of visual poetry, including Bridges of Skin Money (Xexoxial Editions, 2008). Among the sixteen books he has edited or co-edited are ACROSS THE LINE/AL OTRO LADO: THE POETRY OF BAJA CALIFORNIA (Junction Press, 2002), with Mark Weiss; and CALO: A DICTIONARY OF SPANISH BARRIO AND BORDER SLANG (Junction Press, 2011), with Alfredo Velasco.

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