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You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto: Evolution of Language In Kansas

Date and Time: July 16, 2022, 2:00 PM CT

Location: Abilene Public Library, 209 NW 4th St, Abilene
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We've all heard that newscasters are trained to speak with a Midwest accent—the so-called "accent from nowhere." In fact, language reflects people, history, and community. It is intimately tied to our immigrant past, a foundation that, surprisingly, is always changing. This talk will examine the ways language has changed in Kansas over the past hundred years through the examination of archival and contemporary oral history. Presented by Mary Kohn.

Sponsored by: Abilene Public Library

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For more information about this event, please contact:
Lydia Kautz

http://abilene.lib.nckls.org

 

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