chapter  3
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Sociocognitive Aspects of Proverb Use in a Mexican Transnational Social Network

On a mid-November evening, the López1 family hears the swift winds shaking the

windowpanes of its Chicago home. The winds announce the arrival of an early winter, but

inside the house the change of weather is not the talk of the evening. The focus of the

conversation is the food, and eight people enjoy a lively chat as they get ready for supper.

Mrs. López, the matriarch of this family, has a rich chicken soup brewing on the stove,