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REF NO.: 114

SUBJECT: Henrietta Harvey lecturer discusses reconstructing the language of the first humans

DATE: Feb. 22,2013

Dr. Frederick Newmeyer, professor emeritus of linguistics at the University of Washington and an adjunct professor of linguistics at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, will deliver the Henrietta Harvey Lecture at Memorial University’s St. John’s campus.
One of the linguists who helped to renew interest in the evolutionary origins of language, Dr. Newmeyer has published widely in theoretical and English syntax. His lecture will focus on whether it is possible to reconstruct the language of the first humans.
The lecture takes place Tuesday, Feb. 26, in room A-1046 of the Arts and Administration building and begins at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome and free parking is available in lot 15B. 

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