End of ADS-L Digest - 5 Feb 1995 to 6 Feb 1995 ********************************************** There are 2 messages totalling 54 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Slow Spanish accent 2. SECOL Registration and Program ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 7 Feb 1995 17:55:02 -0500 From: jeffrey howard allen 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. 2 questions: 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 the FASTEST? 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 Thanks Jeff Allen