Spanglish Language

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Most Americans have probably experienced hearing a conversation in another language at a random occasion. Clueless of what is being expressed, the average American might think of what the conversation translates into the English language. Language is a barrier from means of communication, how will communication be a hundred years from now and, how does it affect culture? In the article “What the World Will Speak in 2115” by John H. McWhorter, argues that English will become the dominant language and will facilitate communication around the world. English will not become the sole language in the world, but as an instrument of global communication. The second most spoken language, Chinese Mandarin or any other language will not become the dominant …show more content…
In the United States, the presence on Spanglish continues to increase. In the article “Spanglish Works against Preserving Cultural Heritage by Degrading Language” by Daniel Alvarez (2015), argues that Spanglish is an informal way of conversation and should not be used. Spanglish is a mixture on of English and Spanish language put together. Alvarez main point is described in “The whole problem of this sub-language is that it claims to portray a piece of Hispanic culture but in reality it acculturates and accommodates to the American culture.” Alvarez interviews linguistics professor Jon Amastae from the University Of Texas at El Paso, Jon says it provides another way of communication and embracing sub culture among Hispanic Americans, but he does not like how it sounds. Alvarez is right, Spanglish is not a part of the Spanish culture, but an accommodation created by a new …show more content…
As McWhorter view is correct, what will happen to culture among society? Alvarez displeasures Spanglish and Zentella (Lakhani) embraces Spanglish, I believe Spanglish is not Spanish culture or sub culture. It is a new culture, a new way for individuals of bilingual tongue to interact and express themselves. Alvarez fails to see the broader picture, as a resident of El Paso he is exposed to a population where the vast majority is Hispanic and is displeased by constantly hearing Spanglish, but he is unaware of the social issues this new language has were the Hispanic population is a minority. I heavily reside on Zentella’s (Lakhani) point of view, individuals should embrace Spanglish, as languages evolve and develop so should culture. In 2115 English will become the dominant language, but how will cultures evolve a hundred years from

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