Title

The Role of Codeswitching in Chicano Literature

Date

6-1-2017 8:30 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 9:00 AM

Location

WUC Ochoco Room

Department

Modern Languages

Session Chair

Ava Howard

Session Title

Contributed Presentations in Multilingual Studies

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Patricia Gimenez

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Codewitching, the act of alternating between two or more languages within the same discourse, is a phenomenon that naturally occurs when languages come into contact with each other. Codeswitching occurs most frequently in the United States with Spanish and English, commonly known as Spanglish. Chicano authors, such as Rodolfo González and Gloria Anzaldúa, utilize codeswitching heavily in their written works. This essay seeks to demonstrate how the inclusion of both Spanish and English in Chicano texts facilitates the authors' efforts to manifest their identities and linguistic realities to the reader.

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Jun 1st, 8:30 AM Jun 1st, 9:00 AM

The Role of Codeswitching in Chicano Literature

WUC Ochoco Room

Codewitching, the act of alternating between two or more languages within the same discourse, is a phenomenon that naturally occurs when languages come into contact with each other. Codeswitching occurs most frequently in the United States with Spanish and English, commonly known as Spanglish. Chicano authors, such as Rodolfo González and Gloria Anzaldúa, utilize codeswitching heavily in their written works. This essay seeks to demonstrate how the inclusion of both Spanish and English in Chicano texts facilitates the authors' efforts to manifest their identities and linguistic realities to the reader.