The celebration starts tomorrow!

Come help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the publication of the Dictionary of Newfoundland English (DNE) this weekend! The celebration starts Friday evening, Nov 9, at 7:30 pm in A1046, off the Arts atrium, when friends and colleagues from a number of Memorial departments will share light-hearted stories of DNE editors G. M. Story, W. J. Kirwin, and J. D. A. Widdowson. The story-telling event will be followed by a reception in the Arts atrium featuring local musician Boyd Chubbs. In addition, one lucky winner will receive a free copy of the 2nd edition of the DNE.

A Friday program with short bios for each speaker is available here.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.on Saturday Nov 10, in A1046, come hear faculty and students from the departments of Linguistics, Folklore and History talk about their work on Newfoundland and Labrador English and Culture. The day’s full program can be accessed from the News and Events page of the English Language Research Centre (ELRC) website (www.mun.ca/elrc/news.php ). Over the lunch break, tours are available of the ELRC, home of the DNE, and current home to several major projects on Newfoundland and Labrador English.

Saturday’s program is also available by clicking here.

And don’t miss the travelling exhibit “Canadian English, Eh?” from the Canadian Language Museum, which can be viewed in the Arts atrium until late Saturday afternoon.

Free parking is available in lot 15 B next to the School of Music. We hope to see you there!

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