Felipe Canuto, 2017: "Mantenimiento de una lengua minorizada: el caso del
purépecha en Ichán y en Tacuro, Michoacán (México)",
Onomázein – N.º especial | Las lenguas amerindias en Iberoamérica: retos para el siglo XXI, 77-96.
Historically, in Mexico several factors have caused the displacement of indigenous languages
in favor of the use of Spanish. However, in some villages and towns, the vitality of indigenous
languages is still very high owing to the fact that they are preserved at the family level and,
therefore, the intergenerational transmission communication language at the family level is
The research presented here investigates the potential factors that explain the presence
of the indigenous language in the daily life of the population in the purepecha communities
Ichán and Tacuro (Michoacán) in most of the areas, despite bilingualism and the pressures
exercised in favor of Spanish.