Chicano English

Cardi B's Casual Speech and Realness

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In regular speech, Cardi B uses Chicano English and AAE features; she says when she speaks, she doesn't care about her accent, unlike when she sings.

Cardi B's authentic accent

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Audiences applaud Cardi B for embracing Chicano English in her rap music. She also uses AAE features in a way that is typical for rap music.

Chola Makeover

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A group of cholas give two other woman a makeover using their styles of fashion and makeup.

Posted by Liliana Santos-Vallejo on September 20, 2017

Tags:
Spanglish;
Chicano English;
Race,Ethnicity

Chola's Talk Chola Fashion

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A few groups of cholas comment on chola fashion and the ways people outside of the group use their makeup and clothes styles.

Posted by Liliana Santos-Vallejo on September 20, 2017

Tags:
Spanglish;
Chicano English;
Race,Ethnicity

East L.A. speaks from its heart

This article talks more about Chicano English, but with regards to non-Latino speakers who draw upon its features, and how using these features interacts with their own social identity. [Published on 10-24-2014]

Posted by Caroline Bell Wright on April 13, 2016

Tags:
California English;
Chicano English;
Race,Ethnicity

Kid Frost - Aint No Sunshine

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Here's a song by the Chicano rapper Kid Frost, from Mendoza-Denton's (2011) discussion of creaky voice and the "hardcore" chol@ persona. He uses lots of creak in this song, and the lyrics include allusions to violence and machismo.

Posted by Emma Rennie on November 16, 2015

Tags:
Mendoza-Denton, Norma;
Indexicality;
Chicano English;
Creaky Voice

LA Language World: Where Chicano English Gets Respect

An article on the site LA Language World that discusses LA Unified's Academic English Mastery program, which teaches children to bridge their Chicano English to Standard English.

Posted on November 13, 2012

Tags:
Chicano English;
Education

Gang Girls on Geraldo

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A clip from Geraldo with a panel of self-identified "gangster girls." Citation: Mendoza-Denton, Norma. 2008. Homegirls.

Chola Make-up Tutorial

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A YouTube make-up tutorial from a self-identified Chola, uploaded in 2009. I use this with the reading: Mendoza-Denton, Norma. Gang Girls and Makeup.

The linguistics of the East L.A. accent

A 2011 interview on Southern California Public radio about the East L.A. accent and Chicano English, with guest Carmen Fought.