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A reader-response study of the relationship between the Wayuu peoples and the literature of Gabriel García Márquez: The influence of ethno-education on language use and narratives of identity in an indigenous bilingual context

McAleer, Paul

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Gabriel García Márquez's literature shares a number of aspects with the cultural and literary traditions of the indigenous Wayuu of Colombia: e.g. symbols of death, the afterlife, dreams, and divination. This article examines the results of a reader-response survey undertaken in La Guajira region of Colombia with 148 bilingual members of the Wayuu community. The survey aims to examine the correlation between Wayuu discourses of identity and the Colombian writer's novels by focusing on theories of transculturation and translanguaging. The participants' responses also reveal facets of the indigenous community's relationship with literature written in Spanish and the Spanish language.

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McAleer, P. (2019). A reader-response study of the relationship between the Wayuu peoples and the literature of Gabriel García Márquez: The influence of ethno-education on language use and narratives of identity in an indigenous bilingual context. The Modern language review, 114(1), 79-102. https://doi.org/10.5699/modelangrevi.114.1.0079

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 10, 2018
Publication Date 2019-01
Deposit Date Apr 12, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 1, 2020
Journal Modern Language Review
Print ISSN 0026-7937
Publisher Modern Humanities Research Association
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 114
Issue 1
Pages 79-102
DOI https://doi.org/10.5699/modelangrevi.114.1.0079
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/778169
Publisher URL https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5699/modelangrevi.114.1.0079
Additional Information This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in Modern language review, 2018. The version of record is available at the DOI link in this record.

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