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Spanglish by Ilan Stavans
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Dec 04, 11

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The introduction, which lasts for 54 pages, is a very interesting discussion of Spanglish: its origins, its relationship to languages like Ebonics & Yiddish, its social stigma, etc. The rest of the 258 pages is a dictionary of Spanglish terms.

Although I enjoyed browsing the dictionary section, I was more interested in the discussion of what Spanglish is, how it is developing, the impact it has on society & vice versa. With only 54 pages to work with, the author couldn't go into much depth. It left me wanting.

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