nucular and Latino

Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Wed Nov 14 18:05:53 UTC 2001

--On Wednesday, November 14, 2001 9:09 am +0000 Ittaob at AOL.COM wrote:

> Actually, I've noticed that it has become common, especially in public
> speech (e.g., newscasts) for people to pronounce Spanish names and words
> generally with an attempt at a Spanish accent.

This goes back quite a while, though, for Victoria Jackson used to make fun
of it on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update, when she's exaggerate a
Spanish pronunciation of 'Nicaragua' while acting as a news presenter.


Dr M Lynne Murphy
Lecturer in Linguistics
Acting Director, MA in Applied Linguistics
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH

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