Wednesday, November 01, 2006


I'm listening to my student T's interview-- the first thing that struck me is that the interviewee has an obviously Hispanic accent. Initial reaction was negative-- T was supposed to find a native speaker of English! But after only a few seconds I realized, the interviewee is indeed a native speaker, most likely of Miami English.

It disturbs me more than a little that I had such a quick, automatic negative reaction about someone's dialect.


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