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VILLARROEL, Natalia. The ortographic practice of the Chilean neographer movement as a glotopolitical act. Logos [online]. 2019, vol.29, n.2, pp.348-363. ISSN 0716-7520.

This research analyzes the practice of rrazional ortography proposed by the Chilean neographers, a group of radical intellectuals who resumed the linguistic discussion in the last years of the Chilean spelling reform, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to establish a broad ideological project that did not worry about the linguistic aspect alone. From the use of this unofficial spelling, considered as a glotopolitical act by itself, it was observed that the neographers also spread strongly libertarian and positivist topics that characterized them as a Chilean anarchist group, but one that was different from other Chilean anarchist manifestations of the time, because they made the revolution from the ortographic field, proposing a linguistic, political and social counterhegemonic project with representations we can classify today within studies of ethnortographic approach.

Keywords : rrazional ortography; Chilean neographers; Chilean spelling reform; glotopolitical act; ethnortographic approach.

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