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We espeek espanglish…. My name is Stefanie Morejón. Soy a student en Boston College, pero I was born en Miami. Mi familia speaks espanish, pero I grew.

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1 We espeek espanglish…

2 My name is Stefanie Morejón. Soy a student en Boston College, pero I was born en Miami. Mi familia speaks espanish, pero I grew up hablando Español at home y Ingles en la escuela. ¿iDonde estan mis llaves!? In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue

3 Mi familia me dice that I don’t speak espanish correctly, pero they have been en este país for so long que ellos no lo hablan bien tampoco.

4 Mi abuela asks me donde parquié el carro, y si I can walkear el perro porque ella se quiere dar un chower. Mi mama tells me to preparar dinner and to vacunear la carpeta so ella doesn’t have to do it. Y my dad always tells me to use my brekas when I am driveando.

5 What is espanglish? Code-switching - jumping spontaneously from one language to another in a normal conversation between bilingual speakers Borrowing - adapting an English word to Spanish grammar and orthography Direct Translation - translation of a colloquial English expression directly into Spanish Phonetic Translation - meeting becomes “mítín” Vick’s Vapor Rub becomes “bibaporú” vacuum cleaner becomes “vacuncline” ¿uanmortaim?

6 Hello. My name is Jose. iEy! Que tal Jose? I speak espanish tambien! De donde are you from? Hey! What’s up, Jose? I speak Spanish also! Where are you from? Bueno, yo soy de Miami, pero mi familia is from Cuba.What is tu nombre? Well, I am from Miami, but my family is from Cuba. What is your name? How good. Me llamo Luis. I am de Mexico. Que haces in Boston? (Que bien.) My name is Luis. I am from Mexico. What are you doing in Boston? Congelandome el culo, broder. Freezing my ass, brother. Te entiendo. Esta muy cold. I understand you. It is very cold.

7 Phonological Adaptation Final Consonant dropping Final Consonant dropping Fast food  “fas fu” Final nasal substitution Final nasal substitution ([m]  [n]) Steam [stim]  “estin” Initial schwa insertion Initial schwa insertion Speak  “espeek” (Complete) labialization (Complete) labialization of [v] Venezuela  “benezuela” Defricativization of [š] Shopping  “chopping”

8 Morphological Adaptation Spanish Verbalizer in English verbs Spanish Verbalizer in English verbs Hang out  “hangear” Lunch  “lonchar” Spanish nominalizers in English verbs Spanish nominalizers in English verbs Leak  “likeo” or “liqueo” Park  “parkeo” Spanish inflection for English words Spanish inflection for English words Latin(girl or boy)  “Latina” or “Latino”

9 See you!iHasta luego!iTe veo! (I see you) To deliver the groceriesMandar las compras de comida Deliverear las grocerias I’ll call you back Refrigerator Te vuelvo a llamar congelador Te llamo p’atras (I’ll call you to the back) frízé To go shopping Home run Ir de compras cuadrangulo chopear / ir chópin jonrón Watchmanvigilanteguachiman HighwayAutopistajaigüey Play it coolTomárselo con calmaJugársela frío ToughDuroTofe A wipe To let someone down A party sandals Un trapo Embarcar Una fiesta chancletas Un guaype To leave someone embarkated Un párti chanks No wayDe ninguna maneraNogüey In English you say… which in Spanish should be… but actually comes out as…

10 So … Mi abuela asks me donde parquié el carro, y si I can walkear el perro porque ella se quiere dar un chower. Mi mama tells me to preparar dinner and to vacunear la carpeta so ella doesn’t have to do it. Y my dad always tells me to use my brekas when I am driveando. Means…Where I parked the car Should be…Donde estacioné el carro Means…Walk the dog Should be…Caminar el perro Means…because she wants to take a shower Should be…porque se quiere dar una ducha To make dinner Preparar la cena this actually means to vaccinate the folder, but is supposed to mean to vacuum the carpet Pasarle la aspiradora a la alfombra Brakes frenos Driving Manejando/conduciendo


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