LINGUIST List 14.2778

Tue Oct 14 2003

Media: MSNBC Article on Spanglish

Editor for this issue: Karen Milligan <>


  • Zach Wolff, MSNBC Article on Spanglish

    Message 1: MSNBC Article on Spanglish

    Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 15:50:08 -0700 (PDT)
    From: Zach Wolff <>
    Subject: MSNBC Article on Spanglish

    I thought some people might be interested in this article.

    Linguists get a bad rap:

    "To the very stodgy members of the Royal Academy, Stavans's work only serves to desecrate pure Spanish. Ditto say the academics and linguists of Spanish in this country. They are too locked up in their comfortable offices to want to see what is happening in the streets today, says Stavans."

    My linguistic education has been full of attack after attack on prescriptivism. Who is Stavans (or the author of the article, Paternostro) talking about?

    Cheers, Zach Wolff