Date: Tue, 7 Feb 1995 17:55:02 -0500
From: jeffrey howard allen jhallen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UCS.INDIANA.EDU
Subject: Slow Spanish accent
Just wondering if any of you native Spanish speakers or those who have
lived in Central and South American Spanish speaking countries know of a
corrollary to the following ones for French and German.
The French in France often refer to the Swiss French as having very slow
speech. My experience living in Europe for a number of years does
indicate that there is some truth to that, although I have not done any
quantifiable research on the subject. The Swiss Germans also appear to
to have a slower rate of speech than do other German speakers I know.
1. Do Spanish speakers from Central and South America refer to
Spanish speakers in any single country as people that typically speak
SLOWERslower than those from other countries? And those who FASTER or
2. Has any research been done on this subject for any of theose
languages and/or for English?
Please send replies directly to me at:
allenjh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cat.com OR jhallen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]indiana.edu