Spanglish is a phenomenon that is very well recognized among many Americans, though many do not understand what Spanglish necessarily is. Even scholars seem to be unable to come up with a consensus for how to define Spanglish. Before beginning my research, I only knew of Spanglish as a dialect that is a mix of Spanish and English.
Sometimes there are certain aspects of our lives that we simply do not question. Children, who are often the only people courageous enough to go against the grain, grow accustomed to hearing the phrase, “it’s just the way it is.”
Language tends to be one of these unquestioned pieces of our behavior. We may know nothing about the origin of the words we use everyday, or why we have to follow certain rules, but we usually adhere to what we have been provided.
On Wednesday, November 8th, the University of Pittsburgh’s Library System and Center for the Humanities in partnership with the City of Asylum bookstore in Pittsburgh, PA, hosted a discussion among bilingual pa