The only way to stop the people of Barcelona bashing you with their brollies and pushing you off the pavement is to make them speak English (from Robert B Bechtel, Environment & Behavior: An Introduction):
Rosenfeld (1982) measured the distance between bilingual subjects and found they sprang apart going from Spanish to English but moved closer together when switching from English to Spanish.
That British brass band trombonists push you off the pavement is proof that they only think they can speak English?
- Bilingual blogs
Sheesh! Someone called Luistxo has invented a complicated spec–read and shiver!–with which you have to comply in order to have a
- Don Colin is starting to understand Iberian pavement proxemics
Don’t look out, or you’ll bump into someone.
- Official languages
There’s a lot of fuss at the moment in the land of the free about attempts to make English the official
- Nigerian standards
There’s an interesting piece by Michael Obinna in the Nigerian Vanguard in which he complains of “errors of usage in Standard
Joan over in John Chappell’s 2004/02/04 02:35 comments section is getting annoyed about people using the word Spanish instead of Castilian.