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SAY IT AIN’T SO: SLANG & OTHER VERNACULARS WITH DR. LEWIS POTEET
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
08:15 to 09:30
<p>Co-sponsored by the Quebec Writers Federation's Writers-in-Cegep program.</p>
<p>In academic institutions such as Vanier, students are trained to write their assignments in a style of English that is very formal and academic. However, when it comes to casual everyday conversations, the rules of the English language become much looser and more relaxed, with words and phrases that would not be acceptable on paper falling with great frequency out of the mouths of those who no longer feel confined by the rigidity of standardized grammar and diction. The informal vernacular of the day-to-day in different regional contexts is an aspect of linguistics that Dr. Lewis J. Poteet has long studied, and he will share his knowledge on this topic, paying particular attention to the construction and usage of slang across multiple locations and roles.</p>
<p>The English Symposium Committee would like to thank The Faculty of Science and General Studies for sponsoring this event, and Vanier&rsquo;s Print Shop, Bookstore, Student Services, and Communications Department&nbsp;for assisting with various aspects of it.</p>
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821 Ste-Croix

Montreal, QC

Alan Wong
514-744-7500, x7810
wongal@vaniercollege.qc.ca


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