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Spanglish-a hybrid of Spanish and English-is intricately interwoven with the history and culture of Latinos, the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States. This volume features the most significant articles-including peer-review essays, interviews, and reviews- to bring together the best scholarship on the topic. Learn about the historical and cultural contexts of the slang as well as its permeation into the pop culture vernacular.

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Series Foreword Introduction by Ilan Stavans I. Considerations Our Linguistic and Social Context Rosaura Snchez The Grammar of Spanglish Ana Celia Zentella The Gravitas of Spanglish Ilan Stavans Boricua (Between) Borders Yolanda Martnez-San Miguel Que, qu?!: Transculturation and Tato Laviera's Spanglish Poetics Stephanie lvarez Martnez II. The Media The Flying Tongue Peter Monaghan Is 'Spanglish' a Language? Roberto Gonzlez Echaverra Waving the Star-Spanglish Banner Ariel Dorfman III. Testimonios Linguistic Terrorism Gloria Anzalda Anniversary Crnica Susana Chvez-Silverman Nomah Ilan Stavans Selected Bibliography About the Editor and Contributors

About the Author

Ilan Stavans has been called the czar of Latino culture in the United States by the New York Times and Latin America's liveliest and boldest critic and most innovative cultural enthusiast by the Washington Post. Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture and Amherst College and the recipient of numerous honrs, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Latino Literature Prize, the Antonia Pantoja Award, Chile's Presidential Medal, and the Ruben Dario Distinction. He earned an Emmy nomination as host of the PBS show La Plaza: Conversations with Ilan Stavans. He has taught at Columbia University, Oberlin College, and Smith College, among other institutions. He is the author of numerous publications, including Encyclopedia Latina (2005) and the forthcoming Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latin Music.


"In Spanglish, readers will hear critics say that Spanglish bastardizes Standard English and/or Spanish and delays the process of assimilation. The author, a supporter of Spanglish, sees the criticism as proof of how the American empire tries to take apart and destroy competing cultures rather than incorporating them. Stavans thinks that this hybrid form of communication adds dynamism, creativity, and political savvy." - MultiCultural Review "Fully indexed and concluding with a one-page bibliography; recommended for Latino, linguistic, and cultural studies collections." - Library Journal

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