Dr. Kathryn Campbell-Kibler will speak at 5 pm on Nov. 10 in room 134 of the Advanced Technology Center.
Shawnee State University welcomes Dr. Kathryn Campbell-Kibler to speak during the Distinguished Lecture Series at 5 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the Burke Lecture Hall, Room 134, in the Advanced Technology Center.
Dr. Campbell-Kibler will present her lecture titled “Where the Accent Come From?” She explores the social processes that create accents out of general language variation, using Ohio as an example. The lecture explains what Ohio accents can tell us about how our minds use language to learn and maintain social divisions between people.
Dr. Campbell-Kibler is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at The Ohio State University. She developed OhioSpeaks, an integrated research and teaching project using real sociolinguistic data to improve courses university-wide. Dr. Campbell-Kibler is an author of more than 10 articles and research projects.
Admission is free to the public.
“Where the Accent Come From?” is presented as part of the 2015-16 Jane M.G. Foster Distinguished Lecture Series and is sponsored by the SSU Development Foundation.