Young Latinos in the US often navigate a contradictory landscape: Their parents see them as not Latino enough, while teachers and peers view them as not American enough.
It came about through sustained contact with native Spanish speakers who directly translated phrases from Spanish into English, a form of linguistic borrowing called ‘calques.’
Although the spelling “ñ” only exists in Spanish and Galician, it is true that the sound is not the exclusive heritage of Romance languages; it even exists in languages that do not come from Latin.
During the medieval and early modern era, the Iberian Peninsula was an extraordinary cultural melting pot.
Some Spanish-speaking activists are already using a different gender-inclusive term, arguing it’s a better replacement for Latinx.
Grocery shopping and family meals are prime opportunities to build reading and math skills – particularly for young Latino children, a new study finds.
A Mexican-American scholar writes that in the 1700s, Day of the Dead generated the largest annual market in Mexico City.
The latest movie to take on this classic story sentimentalizes history in the name of inspiring religious devotion.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where primary school pupils do not have to learn another language.
A decolonising curriculum would consider ways in which writers negotiate linguistic, literary and cultural legacies of the colonial era.
A small community of Afrikaners has been living in Argentina since the early 1900s. Linguistic research has found they’re like a time capsule, reflecting pronunciation and syntax from an earlier era.
Why do some words sound pleasant to us, while others provoke disgust? Learning a new language can help us find out.
A scholar talks to Muslims in Puerto Rico and comes back with an understanding of their rich history and their struggles.
Spanish is not overtaking English in the US, despite political fearmongering. In fact, due to the ‘three-generation pattern,’ Spanish speaking in immigrant families tends to decline over time.
To understand the full scale of the world’s linguistic diversity, we should be thinking about languages and how speakers relate to them.
Whether it’s due to native language loss or unsupported high school curricula, the lack of bilingualism in the US is notable. Why can’t more Americans speak another language? How should that change?
The crisis in modern language teaching.
Everyone should learn another language.
Diners deployed a giant conga dance as a pretext to head outside to their cars and flee the scene.
The importance of speaking other languages in a post-Brexit world.