Registration request for Spanglish

Michael Everson everson at
Wed Jan 4 17:22:34 CET 2017

Resubmitted with alterations proposed by Doug.

1. Name of requester: Michael Everson
2. E-mail address of requester: everson @
3. Record Requested: 

Type: variant
Subtag: spanglis
Description: Spanglish
Prefix: en
Prefix: es
Comments: Name given to a variety of contact dialects of English and Spanish 

4. Intended meaning of the subtag:
Spanglish is a name given to a variety of contact dialects of English and Spanish. 

5. Reference to published description of the language (book or article):
The Reference section contains numerous books and articles discussing Spanglish

Joménez, Rosa María. “Spanglish”: the Language of Chicanos.

Stavans, Ilan. 2004. Spanglish: The Making of a New American Language. New York: Rayo (HarperCollins). 978-0-06-0087760-5

Comments: Text may be essentially in Spanish with a large percentage of English loanwords (some of which are naturalized to Spanish grammar), or it may be in English with a large percentage of Spanish loanwords, or in the continuum between them. A judgement call by the tagger is expected to be made with regard to the base prefix to be used. 

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