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Spanglish : the making of a new American language

Author: Ilan Stavans
Publisher: New York : Rayo, ©2003.
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"Naturally controversial, Spanglish outrages English-language-only proponents, who seek to ban all languages other than English north of the Rio Grande. Equal in their outrage are Spanish-language purists and the supporters of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language in Madrid, as they deem Spanglish a cancer to their precious and centuries-old tongue. With elegance and erudition, Ilan Stavans reflects on the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilan Stavans
ISBN: 0060087757 9780060087753
OCLC Number: 51985046
Description: 274 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: La jerga loca --
A User's Manual --
Lexicon: Spanglish to English --
Don Quixote de la Mancha First Parte, Chapter Uno Transladado al Spanglish por Ilan Stavans.
Responsibility: Ilan Stavans.
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"Naturally controversial, Spanglish outrages English-language-only proponents, who seek to ban all languages other than English north of the Rio Grande. Equal in their outrage are Spanish-language purists and the supporters of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language in Madrid, as they deem Spanglish a cancer to their precious and centuries-old tongue. With elegance and erudition, Ilan Stavans reflects on the verbal rift that has given birth to Spanglish. He shows the historical tensions between the British and Spanish Empires, and how in 1588, with the sinking of the grand Spanish Armada, the rivalry between the two empires was solidified, and to this day, the differences in religion and culture continue their fight linguistically." "He ponders major historical events, such as the Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty of 1848 and the Spanish-American War fifty years later, as agents of radical linguistic change, although, as he rightly states, it is in the second half of the twentieth century that Spanglish sped into our daily reality." "Stavans also points out the similarities and differences Spanglish has with Yiddish, so thoroughly blending into the American vocabulary, and the much-debated Ebonics, which made headlines in the early 1990s as a uniquely African American blend of proper English and urban slang. Ultimately, Stavans deftly proves that the manner in which a language stays alive is through mutation and that its survival doesn't depend on academies but on the average person's need for expression. This explains why it is increasingly used not only in kitchens and school but in music, TV, film, and literature, all expressions of the American collective soul." "Coupled with Stavan's insights is a substantial lexicon that shows the breadth and ingenuity of this growing vocabulary - at times, semantically obvious, then also surprisingly inventive. A translation into Spanglish of the first chapter of Don Quixote de La Mancha comes as a bonus. The added impact proves that Spanglish is more than a language - it is the perfect metaphor for an American that is a hybrid, a sum of parts."--Jacket.

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