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LOVON, Marco. Linguistic Analysis of Stereotypical and Racialized Voices in Simón Bolívar: An Approach. Káñina [online]. 2023, vol.47, n.2, pp.23-46. ISSN 2215-2636.

Few language researchers reveal the visions and conceptualizations that Bolívar had about America and Peru through his words in his manuscripts. The objective of this linguistic study is to analyze the stereotyped and racialized voices in Bolívar's letters towards his arrival in Peru. Methodologically, a corpus of the epistolary correspondences from 1814 to 1825 was selected considering the containment of words such as ''citizen'', ''slave'', ''Indian'', ''white'', since their use shows meanings and ideologies of his own and of the period. In the analysis, the evolution of the concepts is observed, as well as the social representations embodied in the discourse. The paper concludes that through the semantic examination of the vocabulary it is seen that Bolivar tried to describe realities that were changing according to his own experience, travels and processes of independence, especially towards Peru, which responded to ways of believing or conceiving the Other.

Keywords : letter; citizenship; racism; stereotype; discourse; Simón Bolívar.

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