Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Wed May 22 14:16:20 UTC 2002

--On Wednesday, May 22, 2002 10:03 am -0400 "Joanne M. Despres"
<jdespres at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM> wrote:
> I suppose this confirms Michael Newman's point that Latinos tend
> to self-identify more in cultural than in racial terms.

Right, but I don't think this counters my assertion that the reason why
Anglo is preferred over 'white' (in some contexts) is that it is a
cultural/linguistic term (like 'Latino' or 'Hispanic') and thus does not
contradict the cultural self-identification.

I agree w/ Michael N that Latino/Hispanic _are_ used in contrast to
_white_, but still think that using only _white_ leaves a lexical gap that
_Anglo_ fills.


Dr M Lynne Murphy
Lecturer in Linguistics
Acting Director, MA in Applied Linguistics
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
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