LINGUIST List 15.2230

Wed Aug 4 2004

Media: WA Post: Accent on Higher TV Ratings

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  • Michael Erard, media: Mexican Spanish is the media standard

    Message 1: media: Mexican Spanish is the media standard

    Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 09:14:03 -0500
    From: Michael Erard <erardlucidwork.com>
    Subject: media: Mexican Spanish is the media standard


    This article in the Washington Post (registration required) describes how Mexican Spanish is becoming "standard" Spanish, through the power of Mexican television broadcasting giants Telemundo and Univision.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32693-2004Aug1.html

    The article's title is "Accent on Higher TV Ratings: Spanish-Language Network Telemundo Coaches Actors to Use Mexican Dialect." It may be available via Google news in that format.

    Michael Erard