Chicano English

ChcE is a native variety of English that has been influenced by its Mexican Spanish substrate. Speakers of this ethnic dialect enact their social practices with Chicano English, in conjunction with Chicano Spanish and in some cases other varieties of Spanish and English as well. The hostility that ChcE arouses is consistent with the general publicʼs disapproval of other U.S. ethnic dialects, such as African American Vernacular English, whose communities seem to resist the national hegemony of English monolingualism and Standard English.

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