Lecture: Politically Correct: Do Our Language Choices Matter?
|Date/Time:||Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 at 7:00 pm|
|Location:||Sun Room, Memorial Union|
|Channel:||ISU Lecture Series|
|Categories:||Diversity Lectures Student activities|
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Curzan will discuss to what extent social attitudes shape language - or if language has the power to change social attitudes. Her talk focuses on words we use every day that have been the focus of conscious efforts to promote a more inclusive and equitable language. Curzan discusses trends in the English language in a weekly segment on Michigan Radio and contributes regularly to The Chronicle of Higher Education's Lingua Franca blog on language and writing in academe.
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