Author - Leticia Molinero

United States Spanish: In Search of an Identity

For many years, we have heard of a distinct “Mexican Spanish,” “Argentine Spanish,” or “Colombian Spanish.” Our Spanish, that of the United States, has not been allowed to enter that club of nations whose Spanish has been recognized – and accepted – as different, not wrong, just different. Spanish of the United States, however, has been regarded as a hybrid of lesser quality. Some people refer to our Spanish as “Spanglish,” not understanding that “Spanglish” is not a language [...]