I am always trying to find examples of the incredible linguistic diversity present in the US, and today I found this jewel. The American actress Gina Rodriguez, heritage speaker of Spanish, was being interviewed by Univisión (along with Edward James Olmos, also a HS of Spanish).
She gave us this very great speech sample where we can find typical examples of:
1. Asymmetries between comprehension and production in HS.
2. Optionality in the production of morphology (gender assignment, agreement, number)
3. Issues with Preterite/Imperfect
4. Code-switching, Lexical insertion and negotiation of translation equivalents
Beautiful! I'll try to post more to use in Bilingualism and Spanish for HS classes. Enjoy!
Video from Michael Peña, another HS born and raised in Chicago.
1. Ser/Estar (1:50ish)
Another example: nice codeswitching!
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