Spanglish and Chicano Language Definition Spanglish : a hybrid language combining words and idioms from both Spanish and English. Chicanos : someone of Mexican-American background, usually born and/or raised in the United States
Spanglish and Chicano Language Comparison of Spanglish and Chicano Language
Spanglish (2004) Director : James L. Brooks Stars : Adam Sandler, TéaLeoni and Paz Vega Plot : A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.
Code-Switching What is code-switching? The phenomenon of alternating between two or more languages during spoken conversation ‘Speech mixture’ (Espinosa, 1917)
Categories of Code-Switching Distributional category Intrasentential Code-Switching Intersentential Code-Switching Extrasentential Code-Switching e.g.) If you are happy, nothing is more important than that, si?
Categories of Code-Switching Semantic category Emblematic Code-Switching e.g.) Y en Puerto Rico he would say quecortabacafia, even though teniasunegocio, you know (Poplack 1982).
Categories of Code-Switching Semantic category Quick Code-Switching Repetition e.g.) That’s just not fair, esinjusto! Apposition e.g.) Tonio, mi hijo, is the boy with the red jacket. Negation e.g.) Mother : This semester, just try to do better. Daughter : I’m already trying, peroesdificil. Mis amigos…
Categories of Code-Switching Vocabulary Code-Switching Borrowing
Categories of Code-Switching Vocabulary Code-Switching Calquing
Categories of Code-Switching Phonological Code-Switching Intonation Only one intonation in a sentence cf) In standard English, there are both rising and falling intonation in a sentence. Stress e.g.) Bláckboard - Blackbóard Wéekend - Weekénd
Conclusion Negative attitudes on Spanglish Exclusivism of Anglos who hold hegemony Avoidance of Spanglish-speaking In order to be free from discrimination Nevertheless, Spanglish is a symbol of Hispanic.