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One of the topics covered in both the language, race, & ethnicity lecture videos

One of the topics covered in both the language, race, & ethnicity lecture videos and textbook chapter is that of "mock languages," like Mock Spanish. For this discussion, you'll be looking at a phenomenon sometimes referred to as "hispandering," which was particularly prevalent in the 2016 U.S. presidential election debates & campaign, and also prevalent again in 2020. The goal of this post is to find 2 specific instances of "hispandering" and evaluate them with respect to Mock Spanish in…

Write a 3 page essay (double spaced) that addresses the two questions (attached

Write a 3 page essay (double spaced) that addresses the two questions (attached reading required): **Reading is required for the essay** 1. What makes prescriptivists appeal to etymological arguments? Why might an earlier stage of (say) semantic or phonological change so easily convince those with prescriptivist viewpoints that things ought to be as they were a while ago? What is it about etymology persuades prescriptivists that they should oppose linguistic change? Use examples. 2. When is linguistic change (generally) hated,…