Linguocultural influence of Spanish (Latin American varieties) on American English



The article shows the interaction of two languages (Spanish and English) in diachrony and synchrony (the influence of Latin American Spanish on the American version of English in the last decades). The language situation in the USA is described in connection with the large number of immigrants from Latin America, as well as their cultural influence on the lifestyle of the southern and southwestern US states. On the basis of the analysis of scientific and newspaper publications, videos and Internet sites, the influence of the Spanish language and culture on the American version of the English language and the culture of the southern states of the USA is demonstrated.

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Keywords: American English, Latin American Spanish, the language situation in the southern states of the United States, the influence of Latin American culture and the Spanish language of immigrants on the life and language of the southern United States

Journal rubric: Intercultural Communication and Problems of Globalization: Psycho-, Socio- and Ethnolinguistics

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Utkina L.N. Linguocultural influence of Spanish (Latin American varieties) on American English [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2019. Vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 51–58. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2019060208. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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L. N. Utkina, PhD in Philology, Senior lecturer, Chair of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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