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Spanglish

by Ilan Stavans

 

Spanglish-a hybrid of Spanish and English-is intricately interwoven with the history and culture of Latinos, the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States. This volume features the most significant articles-including peer-review essays, interviews, and reviews- to bring together the best scholarship on the topic. Learn about the historical and cultural contexts of the slang as well as its permeation into the pop culture vernacular.

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August 2008

Greenwood

Pages 156
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Race and Ethnicity/Latino and Hispanic Studies

Spanglish-a hybrid of Spanish and English-is intricately interwoven with the history and culture of Latinos, the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States. With deep roots that trace back to the U.S. annexation of Mexican territories in the early to mid-19th century, Spanglish can today be heard in as far-flung places as urban cities and rural communities, on playgrounds and in classrooms around the country. This volume features the most significant articles including peer-review essays, interviews, and reviews to bring together the best scholarship on the topic. Learn about the historical and cultural contexts of the slang as well as its permeation into the pop culture vernacular. Ten signed articles, essays, and interviews are included in the volume.

Spanglish-a hybrid of Spanish and English-is intricately interwoven with the history and culture of Latinos, the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States. With deep roots that trace back to the U.S. annexation of Mexican territories in the early to mid-19th century, Spanglish can today be heard in as far-flung places as urban cities and rural communities, on playgrounds and in classrooms around the country. This volume features the most significant articles including peer-review essays, interviews, and reviews to bring together the best scholarship on the topic. Learn about the historical and cultural contexts of the slang as well as its permeation into the pop culture vernacular. Over 10 signed articles, essays, and interviews are included in the volume.

Also featured is an introduction by Ilan Stavans, one of the foremost authorities on Latino culture, to provide historical background and cultural context; a chronology of events; and suggestions for further reading to aid students in their research.

Table of Contents

Series ForewordIntroduction by Ilan StavansI. ConsiderationsOur Linguistic and Social Context Rosaura SnchezThe Grammar of Spanglish Ana Celia ZentellaThe Gravitas of Spanglish Ilan StavansBoricua (Between) Borders Yolanda Martnez-San MiguelQue, qu?!: Transculturation and Tato Laviera's Spanglish Poetics Stephanie lvarez MartnezII. The MediaThe Flying Tongue Peter MonaghanIs 'Spanglish' a Language? Roberto Gonzlez EchaverraWaving the Star-Spanglish Banner Ariel DorfmanIII. TestimoniosLinguistic Terrorism Gloria AnzaldaAnniversary Crnica Susana Chvez-SilvermanNomah Ilan StavansSelected BibliographyAbout the Editor and Contributors

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"Fully indexed and concluding with a one-page bibliography; recommended for Latino, linguistic, and cultural studies collections."—Library Journal

"In Spanglish, readers will hear critics say that Spanglish bastardizes Standard English and/or Spanish and delays the process of assimilation. The author, a supporter of Spanglish, sees the criticism as proof of how the American empire tries to take apart and destroy competing cultures rather than incorporating them. Stavans thinks that this hybrid form of communication adds dynamism, creativity, and political savvy."—MultiCultural Review

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