Contact: Sarah Ray

802-443-5794/ March 10, 2004


to be topic of lecture March 18

Events Calendar Listing:

Thursday, March 18, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: “The Linguistic Results of Civilizing the Wilderness: The Origins of the Northern Cities Shift in Western New England” by William Labov, professor of linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania and author of “Principles of Linguistic Change,” “Language in the Inner City,” and editor of the “Dialect Atlas of North America.”

Free and open to the public

Robert A. Jones ‘59 House Conference Room, Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125)

For more information, contact Llorenç Comajoan of the Middlebury College Department of Spanish at 802-443-3156 or

The lecture is part of the Middlebury College Language, Mind and Culture Lecture Series, and is sponsored by the C.V. Starr Foundation, as well as the College’s Foreign Language Division and its Rohatyn Center for International Affairs.

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