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Sunday, September 17, 2006 (read 796 times)
 

Results of our first poll: What do you think of Spanglish?

by Erin

The results are in! We've closed our first poll.

We asked: What do you think of Spanglish?

Here's what you told us.

Of the 60 visitors who voted:

55% (33 voters) consider Spanglish a dangerous threat to the Spanish language.
26%
(16 voters) think of Spanglish as the natural evolution of the language.
18%
(11 voters) consider Spanglish a completely new American language.

Interested in the Spanglish controversy?

For a real taste of the "Spanglish" language from the American college professor who calls Spanglish a "new American language", dive into the first chapter of Don Quijote in Spanglish. (One blogger's opinion and definitely not necessarily the opinion of the don Quijote schools: if this is a new language, it's an extraordinarily ugly one. I'll stick with Spanish.)

Here, also from Cuaderno Cervantes, is an interview with Ilán Stevens, the professor who wrote the Quijote Spanglish translation linked above.

So, any thoughts on our poll results? Surprising? Just as you expected?


Keywords: spanish,slang,news,culture,america

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