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UNITED STATES: Spanglish



Christine Bennett writes:

"I heartily agree with Tim Brown! Having taught Spanish along with Latin American Studies for the past thirty years, I have constantly had to deal with ironing the 'glish' out of Spanish, and getting students to accept that speaking and writing standard Spanish correctly is just as important as speaking and writing standard English correctly. Studying the various forms of Spanglish as a linguistic exercise likewise has the same academic validity as studying the various forms of English, but promoting any local or regional variations of either as globabally or professionally acceptable is the worst disservice we can do our students of language."

Ronald Hilton - 10/30/00


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