Photos of Equatorial Guinea, standardizing American Spanish

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Two Spanish-related links today:

One is this collection of photographs from BBC of Equatorial Guinea, "el único país africano donde se habla español" (the only African country where Spanish is spoken). Even this little bit of Spanish in Africa is not doing so well according to some.

The other article worth reading is this one in Spanish, about the Spanish spoken in the United States. One interesting part:

El director de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española ha insistido en que hay que "romper" la idea de que en Estados Unidos se habla mal español, porque en realidad se habla "un español distinto, con inevitables ribetes anglosajones".

The director of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language insists that one must break the idea that the Spanish spoken in the US is bad Spanish; in reality it is a distinct type of Spanish with an inevitable Anglo-Saxon edge.


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