By Clare Mar-Molinero, Miranda Stewart
This quantity considers, at worldwide and at neighborhood degrees, the unfold of Spanish this present day and especially its function within the face of strategies of globalization. Spanish is usually the dominant language during this touch scenario. yet how contested is its hegemony; and the way a long way does touch with it threaten different languages? How are those different, weaker, minoritized languages prospering in a global the place a number of robust, international languages could be taking on their linguistic domain names?
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If the efforts of such language policy agents as the Instituto Cervantes are successful, we would expect such domination by Spanish to continue today in a globalized world where Spanish comes into contact with other languages. This contact and competition is, therefore, examined in many of the chapters of this book with mixed results reported. , and, to a lesser extent with the case of Galician, O’Rourke, this volume). Freeland’s chapter highlights a different relationship altogether for global Spanish, as she characterizes its role as a lingua franca in her case study of Nicaragua’s Atlantic Coast.
Quién está interesado en mantener a muchos hispanos en tanta indigencia mental? (El País, 7 April 2002) (A fellow countryman who’s been to such a place sends me one page with that pathetic abortion of an ending, so that I don’t have to take his word for it. ) Lázaro Carreter frequently affirmed the connection between intellectual competence and correct usage. In a 2001 interview, he stated that ‘si se empobrece la lengua, se empobrece el pensamiento’ (if language becomes impoverished, then thought becomes impoverished too).
Evita la contaminación entre los dos idiomas. El spanglish es un gesto de afirmación personal sin conciencia. A alguien que dice lookear por mirar y rentar por alquilar le da lo mismo la lengua. Sólo quiere hacerse entender. (El País, 13 October 2001) (No, it is not a big threat. It does not reach the Hispanic media. It is a long-lasting phenomenon, though, constantly renewed. On the other hand, there are many Hispanics clearly aware – even if it is to reject it – that Spanish is part of that which they want to leave behind.