Sunday, April 11, 2010

Leading US Sociolinguist Praises Spanglish

The daughter of a Mexican father and Puerto Rican mother who grew up in the South Bronx,  Ana Celia Zentella decries the process of homogenization of Latinos in the U.S., considers that the “English-only” laws are counterproductive for immigrants, and regards the phenomenon of Spanglish—the alternation of Spanish and English in speech--as a vital, respectful way of speaking bilingually ... read more

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