Lourdes Torres did a study of of the suburban Brentwood on Long Island, NY. This study observed three generations of Puerto Ricans living in New York. Results: Language maintenance and language shifting was found in the middle class and the working class minority. Use of both Spanish and English was present. It is not a… Continue reading Puerto Ricans in New York
Introduction and goals for the blog Facts About Puerto Rico Prejudice and Code Switching Transportation Vocabulary Part 1 Puerto Rican Food Learning Vocabulary and Common Phrases Music Video of Puerto Rico Etiquette Tips How to order coffee Eating out Puerto Rican Dialects & Language
From taking a class on sociolinguistics, I now understand that not all Spanish dialects are the same. Below are some examples from Puerto Ricans from Old San Juan, NYC & San Diego. Puerto Rico 1 male, 90, 1921, Puerto Rican, Old San Juan Puerto Rico 2 female, 57, 1954, Cuban, San Juan (and Cuba) Puerto… Continue reading Puerto Rican Dialects & Language
My major is public health and one of my professors and classmates are going to Puerto Rico to learn about their health care system and participate in a service project. Here is some helpful vocabulary that relates to health. Illness- la enfermedad astma el asma measles El sarampión cold El resfiado Heart attack El ataque… Continue reading Health- la salud
I am so excited to try new foods and eat real Puerto Rican cuisine! Eating out (fuera comer) is a way to experience the culture of a foreign country. It is important to know what all menu items mean and to order something that will be enjoyed. If someone has an allergy, it is crucial… Continue reading Eating out- comer fuera
When ordering in a restaurant or in a coffee shop in another country, it is crucial that pronunciation of each word is clear and that the proper words are chosen. Some words mean multiple things in different contexts, so I need to be careful with what I say! I love coffee! I used to work… Continue reading ¡Yo neccesito café!
Etiquette in Puerto Rico It is imperative to know the proper etiquette with communication, physical interactions and what is worn to occasions. By studying the etiquette before traveling, unwanted confusion and awkwardness will not occur. Social norms are embedded in our cultural with how we all were raised and by the people we associate with.… Continue reading Tips for Having Proper Etiquette