UP English, Eh?

June 20, 2018

Marquette, MI – The Peter White Public Library invites the public to attend a talk entitled, “UP English, Eh?” by Dr. Wil Rankinen, Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Grand Valley State University, part of the 2018 Summer Linguistic Lecture Series.  The talk will be Monday, June 25, at 2:00 pm in the Library’s Shiras Room and repeated at 6:00 pm.

Have you ever wondered why we sound Canadian to many outsiders?  Where in the UP is “sauna” pronounced the Finnish way and where is it not?  What shared or differing beliefs do we hold as Yoopers about language, culture and community?  How does where we live in the UP influence those set of beliefs?

In this 60-minute presentation, Dr. Rankinen will address these points and more, following up on last summer’s presentation, “Yooperese.”   After the presentation, there will be time for questions and a community discussion.  Coffee, cookies, and cardamom bread will be available.

There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan and the Peter White Public Library. Come out, eh, and enjoy the fun and fascinating topic of UP talk!  For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

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