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The Politics of Language Change, by Helen Bennett

February 24, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Educated people often judge others by the so-called “correctness” of their speech and writing.  But “correctness” is a relatively modern concept that has consistently been defined by those in authority…  In today’s world, where social media has democratized the rules of written language and electronic text has undermined our concept of writing as lasting, it is especially useful to look at the history of language change in relation to the power structures of society.

Month of Spirituals: In February, we celebrate the lives of African Americans and their gift of music.



February 24, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm