Speaking Wisconsin English
Winchester Academy presents virtual program Oct. 11
Joe Salmons will present “Wisconsin English” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11,
Hosted by Winchester Academy, this virtual program will be broadcast on WILW 96.3 FM or viewed on WIN-TV, Facebook Live or YouTube. Viewers can visit the webpage www.winchesterwaupaca.org for a link to the program.
Viewer gatherings will also be open to the public at Danes Hall Granite Cellar at 301 N. Main St. in Waupaca.
Audience members may submit questions to the speaker via Facebook or by phoning 715-942-9917 during the program.
Salmons is an American linguist who directs the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures at UW-Madison.
He works on language broadly, especially speech sounds and language change, often drawing data from Germanic languages.
His presentation will explore the kinds of English spoken here in Wisconsin, including pronunciation, words and word forms, and grammar.
Salmon will look at how key features of Wisconsin English have developed over time, how remarkably recent they are, and how they are changing and becoming more distinct today.
Diane Forsythe sponsored this program to honor her parents Jane and Ernie Lindgren.