Category Archives: English in US

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 … Continue reading

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African American Vernacular English

AAVE is a form of American English spoken primarily by African Americans. Although an AAVE speaker’s dialect may exhibit regional variation, there are still many salient features. The speaker’s ideolect could contain all or only a few of these features. Read more…

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Spanish DJs pump up the volume in America

They have names that don’t really figure in America’s mainstream media – El Mandril, El Piolin and El Cucuy – or, in English, the baboon, the tweety bird and the bogeyman. They are Spanish-language American radio DJs who have burst … Continue reading

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