Spanglish — a cross between Spanish and English — it seems, NPR’s Bob Edwards talks with Ilan Stavans, author of a new book, Spanglish. With the release of the census figures in , Latino America wasanointed the future driving force of American culture. The emergence of. With this vivid socio-linguistic study and dictionary, Stavans brings Spanglish out of el barrio and into the academy, where he has beenlivin’ la jerga loca since.
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Spanish, present on this continent since the fifteenth century, when Iberian explorers sought to colonize territories in what are now With the release of the census figures inLatino America wasanointed the future driving force of American culture.
Spanish, present on this continent since the fifteenth century, when Iberian explorers sought to colonize territories in what are now Florida, New Mexico, Texas, and California, has become ubiquitous in the last few decades.
The nation’s unofficial second language, it is highly visible on several hour TV networks and on more than radio stations across the country. But Spanish north of the Rio Grande has not spread in its pure Iberian form. On the contrary, a signature of the brewing “Latin Fever” that has swept the United States since the mids is the astonishing creative linguistic amalgam of tongues used by people of Hispanic descent, not only in major cities but in rural areas as well — neither Spanish nor English, but a hybrid, known only as Spanglish.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jan 09, Cynda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Staans new ideas to ponder. Many varieties of Spanish and Spanglish. I knew that there were differences. I have in the past read books about the different idioms used in various countires to describe the same idea.
I am considering that awareness in reference to social experience, such as possibly micro cultures of Hispanic culture. I know of Spanglish as my family speaks it and I play with it, bringing the Spanish into the English. I give English pronunciations to Spanish words. Just Many new ideas to spsnglish. Just another word game for me. But the social implications are what I am looking at now with the help Ilan Stavans.
Mar 07, Jen rated it did not like it. I would have liked a more specific delineation of the difference between Spanglish, Spanish words adopted into English and vice versaand English words said with a Spanish pronunciation. Are all these Spanglish?
I don’t feel like I know the answer after reading this book. But what really bothered me about this book was the shoddy editing, which made me question the credibility of the book.
What is a left palate? A Google search for boquineta gave me the de I stafans have liked a more specific delineation of the difference between Spanglish, Spanish words adopted into English and vice versaand English words said with a Spanish pronunciation. Verifying that something is correct?
Marking something with a checkmark? And I have no idea what that second definition is supposed to be. No, in Spanish, alcalde means mayor, and I suspect mayor means mayor too. After that I got tired of marking typos and vague definitions. It was very frustrating to read. Mar 22, Lucas rated it really liked it. Soy fans de Stavans for a while now si, le estoy mamoneando con el spanglish de forma autorreferentedesde que supe que hacia experimentos con El Quijote cervantino, pero escribiendo en el spanglish.
Spanglish es insuficiente como cualquier libro, pero es ambicioso y noble compendio de distintas ejecuciones de palabras, conceptos y tradiciones; justo en donde y como son valiosas y significan: View all 6 comments. Dec 04, Nancy Lewis rated it liked it. The introduction, which lasts for 54 pages, is a very interesting discussion of Spanglish: The rest of the pages is a dictionary of Spanglish terms. With only 54 pages to work with, the author couldn’t go into much dept The introduction, which lasts for 54 pages, is a very interesting discussion of Spanglish: With only spanflish pages to work with, the author couldn’t go into much depth.
It left me wanting. Sep 06, Wendi rated it liked it. Great intro for those seeking to understand origins of Spanglish and some of its nuances. Comparisons to Ebonics and Yiddish are insightful and will be interesting to anyone who likes languages.
Some reviewers weren’t crazy about the bulk of this book spangoish devoted to a Spanglish dictionary, but if you take the stavas to go through and look at some of the words, it’s very intriguing.
I also find it fascinating to be in the midst of so much language change without fully appreciating the whys and the whats of different facets. Nov 28, Stefani rated it liked it. A brief history and dictionary of Spanglish and its factors written by who is considered the foremost scholar of Spanglish in the world.
Perhaps a little optimistic in his view of the future of the language, but still informative and lending empathy. The concept behind this book is good and I enjoyed reading about the author’s experience with Spanglish. I didn’t realize that the majority of the book was basically a glossary of Spanglish terms. Jan 22, CJ rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 25, Travelling Cari rated it it was ok Shelves: Just received off BookMooch. I wasn’t as impressed with this book as I expected to be.
Far more of it was devoted to the dictionary rather than the language itself. Samy rated it it was ok Dec 26, Ali epperson rated it liked it Jul 22, Cindy Shawver rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Yolanda rated it really liked it Feb 16, Kristie Casanova rated it really liked it Dec 29, Robyn rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Norma rated it liked it Jul 15, Melanie Hall rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Xina rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Courtney Mower rated it liked it Mar 31, Michael rated it liked it Nov 04, Dan rated it really liked it Jan 12, Alvaro Pardo rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Margaret rated it it was amazing Feb 05, Viola Wilbanks rated it really liked it Sep 03, Susy Ciardy rated it liked it Jun 22, Hoskarin Rivera rated it it was amazing May 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
An award-winning writer and public television host, his books include Growing Up Latino and Spanglish. A native of Mexico City, he lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Books by Ilan Stavans.
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