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SPANGLISH. An informal and often pejorative term, particularly common in North America, for any of several mixtures of SPANISH and English, ranging from extensive uses of LOANWORDS and LOAN TRANSLATIONS to CODE-SWITCHING among bilinguals. English-influenced Spanish is often referred to negatively in the US Southwest as español mocho (from mochar to cut limbs off trees) and español pocho (from Uto-Aztecan potzi short, tailless). The term often refers broadly to non-standard Spanish which contains: (1) Loanwords from English, such as wachar to watch, pushar to push. (2) Loan senses attached to traditional Spanish words, such as asistir to assist, help, atender to attend (school). (3) CALQUES, such as llamar pa(ra) (a)trás to call back (on the telephone). (4) Code-switching, such as Sácame los files for the new applicants de alla! (Get out the files for the new applicants from over there). See CHICANO ENGLISH, PUERTO RICO, TEX-MEX.

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