The Use Of Spanglish And Its Effects On The Hispanic Community

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Spanglish1 has increasingly become a more popular word in cities with significant
Hispanics populations. In fact Spanglish is written on shop signs, heard on the radio and seen in the food court at the mall, and on school playgrounds. It’s hard to say, though, if Spanglish is a dialect or even a new hybrid language. However, it is categorized there is ample evidence of language fusion in almost all everyday interactions of bilingual Mexican-Americans. This everyday use of Spanglish has an unquestionable positive effect on the Hispanic community who use Spanglish as stated by many linguistics exports and critics on this topic.
The use of Spanglish has been criticized by numerous linguistic purists as a “language” that does not benefit the people who partake in the usage of this colloquial jargon.One of those lingustic critics being Wayne King, a writer for the New York Times newspapper. For example, the organization Bilingual Foundation of the Arts tours the southwest United States presenting the idea that if kids speak English at school, Spanish at home and Spanglish whenever they see fit, kids will never fully master one language (King 1). Contrary to the prevailing notion of Spanglish, Peter Sayer an expert in linguistics argues that those allegations are not true, he argues that in order to use Spanglish people must have a good understanding of both languages. Sayer is part of the Division of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, at University of Texas in San Antonio and…

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