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 (hĭs′pə-nĭz′əm) or His·pan·i·cism (hĭ-spăn′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
1. Esteem for or promotion of Spanish culture or traditions.
2. A Spanish word, phrase, or linguistic feature occurring in another language.
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(Languages) a word or expression borrowed from Spanish or modelled on the form of a Spanish word or expression
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a Spanish word or expression that often appears in another language, as bodega.
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[hɪsˈpænɪsɪzəm] Nhispanismo m
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Hispanicism and Early US Literature: Spain, Mexico, Cuba, and the Origins of US National Identity.
By delineating and carefully parsing out several discursive threads that are frequently bundled together, this text challenges a literature that too often casts Haiti at the epicenter of Dominican national identity, and reduces hispanicism to racism.
Mann's conceptualization of Cuban urban and rural slavery informs her Hispanicism. (4) Hispanicism constructs a putatively white United States as peculiarly adept in cultivating liberal-democratic, representative government and robust commerce in contrast to racially ambiguous Hispanophone nations understood as despotic and economically inefficient.
We added the Hispanicism and Americanism subscales together, resulting in a biculturalism score that ranged from cultural marginality (lowest scores) to monoculturalism to biculturalism (highest scores).The second measure was the respondent's duration of residence in the United States.
We measured cultural orientation with the "Americanism" and "Hispanicism" subscales from The Behavioral Acculturation Scale (25).
Again, the tropes employed to refuse Haitian imperialism rested on dichotomic opposition: "civilization" versus "barbarism," "Hispanicism" versus "negritude," which was nothing less than an ordering principle consisting in essentializing Spanish civilization as such.
In describing literary tradition in Latin America, Vargas Llosa writes that both Hispanicism and Indigenism have produced great works of fiction, but that both are guilty of a certain reductionism.
L'heure espagnole is presented via new considerations of nineteenth-century hispanicism, time, and reality, Ravel's unique musical prosody (via Musorgsky), and his remarkable navigations of musical humour.