ABC-CLIO

Spanglish

by Ilan Stavans

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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
Description

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 Foreword
Introduction by Ilan Stavans
I. Considerations
Our Linguistic and Social Context Rosaura Snchez
The Grammar of Spanglish Ana Celia Zentella
The Gravitas of Spanglish Ilan Stavans
Boricua (Between) Borders Yolanda Martnez-San Miguel
Que, qu?!: Transculturation and Tato Laviera's Spanglish Poetics Stephanie lvarez Martnez
II. The Media
The Flying Tongue Peter Monaghan
Is 'Spanglish' a Language? Roberto Gonzlez Echaverra
Waving the Star-Spanglish Banner Ariel Dorfman
III. Testimonios
Linguistic Terrorism Gloria Anzalda
Anniversary Crnica Susana Chvez-Silverman
Nomah Ilan Stavans
Selected Bibliography
About the Editor and Contributors

Reviews/Endorsements

Reviews

"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

Series Description

The Ilan Stavans Library of Latino Civilization


The Ilan Stavans Library of Latino Civilization presents a diverse and representative selection of essays on the most studied topics, people, and issues in high schools and universities across the country. The series, the first of its kind, explores Latino life, culture, and history in the United States in its multiple facets, with its ramifications in the Americas, the Caribbean Basin, and the Iberian Peninsula. Drawing from the most significant articles-including peer-review essays, interviews, and reviews-books in the series bring together the best scholarship on the Latino experience in America. The series offers an expansive breadth of coverage, with topics spanning from religion, politics, and social issues, to cinema, literature, music, cuisine, and social life. Each volume includes an introduction by Ilan Stavans, a chronology of events relating to the topic, and a detailed bibliography to aid students in further research. About the Editor Ilan Stavans has been called the czar of Latino culture in the United States by the New York Times and Latin America's liveliest and boldest critic and most innovative cultural enthusiast by the Washington Post. Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the recipient of numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Latino Literature Prize, the Antonia Pantoja Award, Chile's Presidential Medal, and the Ruben Dario Distinction. He earned an Emmy nomination as host of the PBS show La Plaza: Conversations with Ilan Stavans. He has taught at Columbia University, Oberlin College, and Smith College, among other institutions, and is the author of numerous books including Encyclopedia Latina and the forthcoming Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latin Music.

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