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Hispanic Language Stereotypes

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Hispanic Language Stereotypes

  1. 1. Spanglish : A Linguistic Hybrid
  2. 2. Collocation <ul><li>Word order – what goes where in the sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Flor’s primary struggle as she learns English </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: See Clip </li></ul>
  3. 3. Polysemy <ul><li>Multiple meanings </li></ul><ul><li>Deborah Clasky – Misinterpretations </li></ul><ul><li>Fetch </li></ul><ul><li>Glass Door </li></ul>
  4. 4. Idiomatic Phrases <ul><li>Phrases specific to the language </li></ul><ul><li>“Just try on” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Code-Switching <ul><li>Christina Moreno (Flor’s daughter) </li></ul><ul><li>Bilingual </li></ul><ul><li>Code-switches between a wealthy, white society and her Hispanic neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>Claskys vs. Flor Moreno </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sea Glass” Scene </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Spanglish Isn’t Spanglish <ul><li>Flor – Native Spanish speaker working towards bilingulism </li></ul><ul><li>Bilingulism – Ability to switch between two separate languages </li></ul><ul><li>Spanglish – English words and phrases mixed with Spanish </li></ul>

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