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Upcoming Newfoundland Historical Society Panel

Check out this event featuring ELRC Management Committee member Jeff Webb! Hampton Hall, Marine Institute on Thursday October 29, 2015 at 8PM “Lives Lived: Person and Place in Newfoundland Biographical Writing.” A Panel in partnership with the Dictionary of Canadian … Continue reading

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Regional Language Studies…Newfoundland 26 online!

RLS 26 is now available online. This issue features papers from Mary Dalton and Stefan Dollinger among others. To access the current issue, click here. If you would like to be added to the RLS subscription list (print and online … Continue reading

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Canadian Vowel Shift in the news

The Canadian Vowel Shift, first identified by ELRC Management Committee member Sandra Clarke in 1995, was a hot topic in the media this week. Following a piece in the August 10 2015 edition of Maclean’s magazine (http://www.macleans.ca/society/life/in-the-midst-of-the-canadian-vowel-shift/ ) Dr. Clarke … Continue reading

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Voices of Newfoundland and Labrador wants your photos!

As a follow-up to its highly successful online Dialect Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador (www.dialectatlas.mun.ca), Memorial University’s English Language Research Centre (ELRC) is creating a new website called Voices of Newfoundland and Labrador. This website will feature high-quality digitized speech … Continue reading

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Participants Wanted for Study

Are you from the Cape Shore of Placentia Bay, the Carbonear-Bay Roberts area, Tilting / Fogo Island, Little Bay Islands/Green Bay, the Port au Port peninsula, or the Codroy Valley? There’s an interesting and exciting new study that needs your … Continue reading

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Participants needed for PAID study with Memorial University Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics is looking for participants who grew up in and currently live in Newfoundland for a study on speech perception and production. Participants will listen to speech samples and answer questions about them. Participants will also be asked … Continue reading

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More handwriting

Another day, another handwriting query. This one has been written by G. M. Story, a note to Dr. Kirwin on the entry for jackatar. The indecipherable bit is in the third full line of text. If you think you can … Continue reading

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