Las posturas del chévere y del “orador popular” en el habla popular cubana de hoy

Rosa Marina González-Quevedo


This essay is about an ethnolinguistic study of two main attitudes of current Cuban spoken language: 1) the linguistic pose, adopted by the so-called chévere in Cuban society, which is the fruit of mixing between people of different social ranks, and, 2) the epic language into the speech of the so-called popular prayer. These linguistic attitudes have been studied in their causal-relation with the new pattern of “collectivism”, settled by Cuban Revolution as the “line-up way” for Cuban people since 1959. In order to go ahead with this study, I have taken in consideration my own experiences by the time in which I was student of the middle and high school. These experiences are been told by way of example of the educational system into the “escuelas en el campo” in Cuba.

Key words: Cuba, linguistic, Cuban society.