The Functions Of Language And The Language

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Before starting, what is the language? A language is a system of conventional spoken, manual, or written symbols by means of which human beings, as members of a social group and participant in its culture, express themselves. The functions of language include communication, the expression of identity, play, imaginative expression and emotional release. We can distinguish between a native language, which is a biological necessity that helps to man take part in a community and built an identity; and a secondary language, which is the language from a country where you do not live there. The contact between two or more languages can cause languages or dialects with influences of each other as well. English is a language without politic,…show more content…
Then, another definition, Spanglish is a fluent and frequent alternating of Spanish and English in the same conversation or literature work. From the historic and social point of view, we can affirm his appearance is thanked to ibero-hispaniamerican immigration to United States during XX century, although it appeared long time before. This immigration increased the Spanish presence in United STates. This people, who arrived there, did not know English, they did not have education and work, and they felt alienated and discriminated by the northamerican society. Spanglish is the reflect of hard social conditions of these immigrants and his struggle to get over this social and cultural problem. The new citizens kept the use of Spanish in their homes and schools, but English became the dominant language for business and diplomacy. Therefore this situation of diglossia gave room to Spanglish creation, but it has been seen as a language of less prestige than other ones for a long time, according to Roberto Echevarría “La triste realidad es que el spanglish es basicamente una lengua de los hispanos pobres, muchos de los cuales son casi analfabetos en cualquiera de los dos idiomas. Incorporan palabras y construcciones inglesas a su habla de todos los días porque carecen del vocabulario y la educacion en español para adaptarse a la
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