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Sociolinguistic analysis of Mexican-American bilingualism: Spanglish as a sociocultural phenomenon

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Judyta Pawliszko

The main purpose of the book is to describe the two linguistic-cultural phenomena arising from mass emigration of Mexicans to Los Angeles: Spanish-English bilingualism and Spanglish. The main thesis of the research is the correlation between Spanish-English bilingualism and Spanglish. As public opinion deemed Spanglish as a blocker for linguistic advancement or degraded Spanish, it is actually a method of enhancing the linguistic system. That is why, not only does the research contest the use of such terms, but it also argues that bilingualism is a much more compound and adequate term as well as an analytic framework for the study of bilingual productions. Spanglish should be understood as a form of bilingualism, a hybrid enriching the linguistic system.

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This publication was financially supported by the University of Rzeszów

The book was reviewed by dr hab. Przemysław Łozowski, Associate Professor of UTH at Radom

Printed by CPI books GmbH, Leck

ISSN 2364-7558

ISBN 978-3-631-80665-4 (Print)

E-ISBN 978-3-631-81177-1 (E-PDF)

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