Latino English is a dialect of English which is one of the most outstanding language dialects in the US is Latin English, where it is common to read some English words through intergrading an English word borrowed the Latino. This research proposal aims to provide a pathway on this dialect and its influence on the Native American English. The proposal entails well-laid research questions from which a all-inclusive literature review of past the studies are highlighted. The method of undertaking the research is also emphasized in the paper, where methods of data collection, analysis, sampling and the ethical considerations to be observed are also highlighted. However, on top of all these languages, one of the most outstanding language dialects in the US is the Latin English, where it is common to read some English words through intergrading an English word borrowed the Latino. Latin English continues to be a popular dialect in the country, where it is highly likely to continue influencing other English speakers in the country in the future.
Latino English Research Proposal
Languages have for while grown in, any differed t ways. Different languages have the ability to borrow from another, mostly in terms of linguistic communications, creation of new words by use of affixation and combination, shortening of new words and completing various types of procedures to complete new words. The communication of English linguistic has been able to borrow from various languages to form new English words over time. The Latin Americans are an example of a dialect that has heavily borrowed from the Spanish language and continues to influence others on terms and ways of speaking. From Latino, Greek, French, Italy and many more linguistic communications, the English language has been able to borrow from multiple of them to make new words that easily conform to the English Vocabulary.
It is evident from many past scholars that a number of the English names and dialects may have been influenced by the English Latin language. Latin makes one of the most important languages to influence English. Latin has also galley influenced English grammar. Latin played in the influence of the general English but continues to be very influential in the American English currently, where many words have merged as a result of the influence.
Many language dialects in the US are influenced by the society people live in. This is commonly known as Dialect (Wolfram & Schilling, 2015). According to the authors, there are no good and bad dialects, since it all entails the variety of how one speaks a given language. This ranges from a person’s geographic position to the cultural identity of individuals (Jacoby, 2016). When a group of speakers spoke in a way, then this becomes a discussion of language variation since they differ in the way they talk from other people, maybe in dissimilar locations or from differing cultures (Arredondo & Gelman, 2019). In the United States itself, the notion of American English is tied to nationalism identity, and not from the different cultures, races or preferences within the country (Wolfram & Schilling, 2015). The US English is therefore tied to the notion of nationalism, unlike Britain English which is tied to the notion of patriotism. Dialects in the Us have however been studied by experts and scholars for in some cases as, such as a legal case where the study of dialects was important for understanding the reading behaviors for vernacular speaking students (Wolfram & Schilling, 2015). There have also been numerous linguistic profiling, more so to the African American persons, where they were denied housing, but the same were given to European American spiking persons in the country.
Social ethnic variations in America have been widespread, leading to the various dialects in speaking, including Latino American English which is one of the major dialects in the country. A settlement is a major factor that has led to the variating dialect in the US. Earliest speaking persons were from the British Isles. The majority of these dialects are focused around populations which were established by the emigrants such as Philadelphia and Boston. From the book, it is evident that the majority of Latino English speakers, also known as the Hispanics are located on the US Mexican border. This is evidence that migration and influence from the neighboring communities could have contributed to this particular dialect. Other Hispanic American shave had to learn English in the country, though their native language is mainly Spanish.
A majority of Latino English speakers are bilingual. Patterns of interaction, according to Wolfram & Schilling (2015) are some of the contributing factors to an increase in Latin English Speakers in America, despite their status in the country. Social structures could also be attributed to the nature of speaking of individuals, where the wealth of an individual and how he/she has been brought up could be a factor in determining their language (Wolfram & Schilling, 2015). In American English, different social meanings are associated with ethnic and regional varieties that may force the speakers to choose between either fitting in or speaking proper. Latino English, for example, maybe associated with ethnic solidarity and the same time may be socially stigmatized by the mainstream culture in the country (Wolfram & Schilling, 2015). Due to the dialect features with the character traits, a speaker in the US tend to use language as a way of projecting personal qualities in addition to being a member of a group status (Wolfram & Schilling, 2015). A Latino American, for example, may tend to adopt features of another dialect such as Africa American to appear “cool” among his/her peers.
Latino influence on English began in the era of Romans stay in mainland Europe. Before Germans invaded Britain, there was still some influence of the Latin words into the English vocabulary, where a high number of vocabularies were incorporated into the English words after which the English amalgamated certain words into their linguistic communication.
However, the English speakers in the US have clearly been defined by different types of environments such as culture, their native language, and their social and cultural styles in the country (Rickford, 2016). They also tend to influence other speakers of English to adapt to their dialects either in marketing, communicating with them or any other aspect that may influence a person to speak a different language (Wolfram & Schilling, 2015). Persons bordering the Latin spiking nations have more accent in their English, due to the influence of neighboring persons with the Spanish dialect from nations such as Mexico.
From these past scholars and pieces of literature, there is, therefore, a need to explore more on the characteristics of Latino Englishman America, their source, and influence on the American Natives. There is also more need to explore the various social and cultural factors that influence the Latino English Speakers on the dialect (Wolfram & Schilling, 2015). Finally, more research ought to be undertaken on the perception of the non-Latino English Speakers to the Latino speakers in the US and how more integration can be put in place between the speakers as a way of enabling cohesion and integration between all these communities in the future. Recommendations on the same will be very critical for enabling improving the American cultures, Ethos and the way people associate with each other despite their different dialects.
To meet the goals and objectives of the study, there is a need to undertake an in-depth study on the influence of the Latin culture and language on the American English language. This requires a well laid out research methodology which will seek to investigate on the influences, provide the collected views and opinion and ultimately have a comprehensive e conclusion on the matter for current and future studies of linguistics and language.
Qualitative research will be used for the research methodology. The reason for settling on this form of research is because of its accuracy, in-depth research and accurate information (Antwi & Hamza, 2015). After the data is collected, it will get followed by a qualitative analysis that will ensure that only the correct and relevant information to be used for the provision of the best conclusions for the study. This will also ensure that quality and up to date information will be applied for the final findings of the study.
Both structured and semi-structured interviews will be undertaken on the subject topic, where the o opinions of the participants of the matter will be considered for the findings and the final recommendations on the topic. Since the study will be qualitative, there will be no limitation to a particular set of questions, where they will be asked in real-time (Bell, Bryman, & Harley, 2018). Qualitative research will enable the study to offer a clearer vision of what is the expected outcomes of the study (Bell, Bryman, & Harley, 2018). Due to the nature of the study, only a few respondents will be required who will ultimately make sure that findings are not spread to broader populations as a way of ensuring quality.
Data collection method and tools
The research will entail the use of primary research methods. This will involve the use of interviews and surveys regarding the subject topic. The participants will be required to air the views on the use of Latino English in America and how the influence of the Latino dialect in the country is likely to grow in the near future. Respondents will be required to voluntarily participate in the study, where they will be requested to first read the guidelines of the study before participating in any form of responses.
Withdrawal from the interviews will also be free and by no instant, that coercion will take place whatsoever or get tolerated in the course of the study (Bell, Bryman, & Harley, 2018). The interviews and surveys will be conducted one on one, where the physical reaction to the questions they ask or any other reaction will be noted down on the sheets to make the data collection process fruitful and in line with the set goals (McCusker & Gunaydin, 2015). The privacy of the participants and their identity will be thoroughly sealed as it is one of the ethical guidelines that should be observed in any given research study. Their suggestions and the recommendations will be suitable for supporting the attainment of the set and objectives.
The selection of the participants would involve persons conversant with the relevant topic of the study. This would include experts, scholars, researchers, and any person within a field of linguistics and study of languages. 30 Adults, both male and female will be carefully selected to take part in the interviews and survey, where they will have to be persons over the age of 18 years. The criteria for selecting these participants will be through the identification of persons with knowledge about language and linguistics and persons likely to offer any comprehensive analysis of the matter, and still over any recommendations of the integration of people of different dialects, mostly in America (McCusker & Gunaydin, 2015). Persons with no comprehensive information regarding the study will certainly be excluded to ensure that only relevant and quality information could get used for the conclusions and recommendations for the study.
After data collection, there will be a need for a comprehensive data analysis as a way to determine the most crucial information to use for the findings and conclusion. This will be essential in making indecisive reasoning and interpreting the types of data collected and their meanings from the derived data (Antwi & Hamza, 2015). For this study, there will be the use of inductive reasoning, which will use the data acquired to generate ideas and ensure that quality information is extracted from the data collection process by the end of the study (Bell, Bryman, & Harley, 2018). Significant themes from the collection date will also be critical in the conclusions of the study, where the most relative information will be analyzed and used to develop the relevant findings and conclusions.
To ensure that the study is a success, a number of critical aspects will have to be considered. For the study, all the norms and ethical standards will be upheld. No person will be coerced or forced into participating in the study, where h in the event the need for withdrawing emerges he/she will be at free will to do (McCusker & Gunaydin, 2015). The code of conduct will also be sustained to the latter at the entire period, where guidelines such as transparency, honesty, accountability, human rights, among other ethical factors will be maintained. Other factors to be vastly considered in the course of the study include building trust in the environment of research, mutual respect among all parties involved in the study, and also accountability and responsibility (Bell, Bryman, & Harley, 2018). Failure to uphold these factors will lead to a participant being replaced by another one, as a way of ensuring that all the considerations of the study are seriously defended.
Limitations to study
A number of possible limitations on the study may include non-cooperative participants in the study, lack of enough resources and time for collecting the date from the participants and the failure to acquire relevant information from a number of those undertaking the studies (Bell, Bryman, & Harley, 2018). An alternative limitation would be the lack of enough analytical and data collection tools, that would enable the study to realize its ultimate goals and aims have the expected results and recommendations for the study.
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