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Joe Salmons Presents "Language as History: Nordic Sound Recordings from the Upper Midwest "

A Lecture from "Traditions in Dialogue: Nordic-American Communities and their Arts in Local and Transnational Contexts"

Event Details

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Memorial Library 126, Memorial Library
Join Joe Salmons, Mirva Johnson, and David Natvig for Language as History. We want and need to understand our past, and languages are a central part of history in the Upper Midwest. Using sound recordings made since the 1930s in the Nordic languages, we will talk about how our understanding of language history has been revolutionized because of these recordings and explore what they can tell us not only about the languages but about the social and cultural contexts in which they were spoken.
The event is free and open to the public.