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Spanglish: current issues, future perspectives and linguistic insights

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This article studies a series of important issues concerning Spanglish as a hybrid language. It discusses why Spanglish has constituted a growing topic of interest ever since it first attracted the attention of specialists, be it from a linguistic, literary or social-cultural perspective. The study also discusses the main challenges Spanglish is expected to be confronted with in the (near) future given that, more than ever, the identity of its speakers is at stake. A final part argues in favor of the maintenance of Spanglish as a unique form of bilingualism. By adopting a cognitive and functional viewpoint on language, it is shown that the analysis of Spanglish grammar offers insights into the main characteristics of human language, including basic principles such as iconicity, economy, creativity and productivity.
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Spanglish, USA, language contact, bilingualism, intercultural, cognitive approach

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Betti, Silvia, and Renata Enghels. 2018. “Spanglish: Current Issues, Future Perspectives and Linguistic Insights.” In Oxford Handbook of Latino Studies, ed. Ilan Stavans. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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Betti, S., & Enghels, R. (2018). Spanglish: current issues, future perspectives and linguistic insights. In I. Stavans (Ed.), Oxford handbook of Latino Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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Betti S, Enghels R. Spanglish: current issues, future perspectives and linguistic insights. In: Stavans I, editor. Oxford handbook of Latino Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2018.
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Betti, Silvia, and Renata Enghels. “Spanglish: Current Issues, Future Perspectives and Linguistic Insights.” Oxford Handbook of Latino Studies. Ed. Ilan Stavans. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Print.
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  author       = {Betti, Silvia and Enghels, Renata},
  booktitle    = {Oxford handbook of Latino Studies},
  editor       = {Stavans, Ilan},
  keyword      = {Spanglish,USA,language contact,bilingualism,intercultural,cognitive approach},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  title        = {Spanglish: current issues, future perspectives and linguistic insights},
  year         = {2018},
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