Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 12:10:55 -0500
From: Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JERRYNET.COM
Subject: RE english-spanish radio ad
This morning I heard a similar oddity: a young female teen Spanglish speaker said "I don't have no
Usually subway riders speaking Spanglish show continous thought through the language change,
not a repetition of thought. Perhaps this usage is related to the colloquial: "I don't have no
[money, food, gun, etc.]."
This is just one instance, but I'll keep an ear out.
gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dfjp.com