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REF NO.: 24

SUBJECT: Lecturer to champion the value of local dialects

DATE: Nov. 16,2006

Local dialects get a bad rap as an inferior form of a language, but Professor Alison Henry, a distinguished linguist from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, will be at Memorial University in St. John’s to give a public lecture on the importance of respecting and preserving local dialects, which she says offer valuable scientific and cultural information. On Thursday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m., Dr. Henry will talk about Local Dialects and the Myth of Inferiority in the Science Building, Room SN-2105.
Parking available in Lot 15.

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For further information please contact Dr. Marguerite Mackenzie, Linguistics Department at 737-8905 or Colleen Porter at 737-8134.

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