Meghann M. Peace, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Spanish at St. Mary’s University presents an interactive talk, in which she asks the audience to reflect on their use (or lack thereof) of Spanglish. She explores some of the history and structure of Spanglish, as well as other dialects of Spanish, how it represents cultural identity, and how it can be an inclusive code for speakers of all levels of proficiency.
According to the Census, Hispanics are projected to represent one in three U.S. residents by the year 2060. Our country’s future is one of diversity, not just cultural but also linguistic. Let’s celebrate the blending of languages that so naturally results from the blending of cultures and look forward to un futuro de spanglish!