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Discussion explores cultural assumptions based on how we speak

Have you ever judged someone based on his or her accent? Many of us, most of the time without realizing it, have made assumptions about people from the way they speak. Learn more about the interesting topic of sociolingustics at the talk "Prejudice and Dialects" on Friday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. in the Library Conference Center, room 105.

Presenter Scooter Pégram, Ph.D., assistant professor of French and minority studies, will discuss how people sometimes view and ultimately judge others based on their accents or speech patterns. Scooter will talk about accents, cultural nuances relating to them, and things of the like.

The IU Northwest Anthropology Club sponsors this free event. Pizza and soda served after the discussion. The club will meet at 4 p.m. prior to the discussion and will give away free club t-shirts to all new and old members who attend. For more information, please call (219) 980-6607.

  
Published:

11-16-2004

Media Contact:

Kim Kintz
OMC
219-980-6802
kkintz@iun.edu
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