Publication details [#60415]

Emlen, Nicholas Q. 2015. Public discourse and community formation in a trilingual Matsigenka-Quechua-Spanish frontier community of Southern Peru. Language in Society 44 (5) : 679–703.
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Cambridge University Press


Members of a trilingual Matsigenka-Quechua-Spanish Southern Peru frontier community have started to create a 'community' as a field of action distinct from kin ties, and asamblea partaking enables to adopt a new political and moral subjectivity. Public discourse in another ‘indigenous community’ that has not yet adopted the ‘community’ concept, shows how code-switching permits leaders there to resort to both the private and public social authority modes.