Spanglish, A New American Language

A car ad on a Spanish-language radio station in New York mixes directions in Spanish with the phrase “quality-checked certified pre-owned vehicles.” A sign in Springfield, Mass. warns young Latinos: “No Hangear” — don’t hang out on this corner. Spanglish — a cross between Spanish and English — it seems, is everywhere. NPR’s Bob Edwards talks about the language mix with Ilan Stavans, author of a new book, Spanglish: The Making of a New American Language. NPR, 23 September, 2003. Read more…


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