Negri Translation Spanglish by Estefania Velez


My name is Estefania Velez and I am translating an Antonio Negri (an Italian Marxist philosopher) talk which was originally spoken in Italian, then translated in English by an Italian translator. I am interpreting this translation using spanglish which is a slang articulation made by melding Spanish and English. As a person born in Puerto Rico but raised in Florida (now living in Brooklyn) I have grown to understand two different languages and also to shift words within both languages. This form of communication is a way to connect the dots between my two very different mother tongues; using loosened forms of dialect offers room for open discourse and accessibility. to individuals who speak both languages.