Bello y las 'escrituras disciplinarias': diccionarios, gramáticas, ortografías (article)
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Universidad de Chile, Facultidad de Filosofia y Humanidades
Boletín de Filología
Dictionaries and grammars represent tools of language planning and, along with constitutions and etiquette guides, are “disciplinary texts” (González Stephan 1995). “Ethno-orthography”, a sub-discipline of glottopolitics, is another kind of “disciplinary text”, since orthographic reform initiatives may reflect and promote particular political, cultural, and religious ideologies (Calero Vaquera 2010). In their proposals designed to simplify Spanish spelling, Andrés Bello (1781-1865) and Domingo Sarmiento (1811-1888) are representatives of differing ethno-orthographic orientations. Bello is seen as an essential figure in the cultivation of Spanish American post-colonial culture from the perspective of the model known as “interlocking nationalisms”.