Wall Street Journal: Talking Basketball, in Spanish, Is Definitely No Slam Dunk

Ilan Stavans, a professor of Latino culture at Amherst College, weighed in on the emergence of the new language “Basketball Spanish” in an article in the Wall Street Journal. “Broadcast Basketball Spanish is yet another variant of Spanglish,” he explained . “Spanglish is a very fluid phenomenon. There’s a lot of improvisation. It’s a kind of jazzy exchange.”

Chicago Sun-Times: Spanglish: Blending the languages

Ilan Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and Five College 40th Anniversary Professor, discussed the unofficial dialect of “Spanglish” in this piece.

First International Spanglish Conference at Amherst College April 2-3

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