• 02/02/2017

    Latinos Refuse to Accept the Disappearance of Spanish from The White House's Website

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    written by Francisco Moreno Fernández Sociolinguist and Dialectologist

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    60% of Latinos associate the disappearance with an anti-immigrant sentiment and identify Republican ideology and English-only policies as being principle causes

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  • 21/11/2016

    The Others

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    written by Francisco Moreno Fernández Sociolinguist and Dialectologist

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    The presidential election of November 8 captured, for entirely clear reasons, all public attention in the United States. All the same, Election Day put several “other” decisions into play in each state of the Union. One of these “other” decisions was the passing into law in California of Proposition 58 on English-language instruction, which was developed by State Senator Ricardo Lara and ultimately approved by 72.44% of voters.

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  • 19/11/2015

    Hispanics and Republicans

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    written by Francisco Moreno Fernández Sociolinguist and Dialectologist

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    American politics often provides for strange situations and events. One such moment was the controversy caused by Donald Trump when he expelled the leading Hispanic journalist and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos from a press conference.

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  • 27/04/2015

    “Being Hispanic” in the United States

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    written by Francisco Moreno Fernández Sociolinguist and Dialectologist

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    It has been noted that the term "Hispanic" in the United States offers some blurry boundaries. Most people think they can recognize a Hispanic or Latino, but they can not easily explain how.

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  • 18/12/2014

    How immigration reform affects Spanish

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    written by Francisco Moreno Fernández Sociolinguist and Dialectologist

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    American society is attentive and uneasy after the recent immigration reform announced by Barack Obama. The reform comes ahead of several proposed executive actions that would protect a greater number of immigrants from deportation and authorize about 5 million undocumented immigrants, mostly Hispanic, to receive work permits.

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