Date: Mon, 15 Apr 1996 08:29:48 CDT
From: Randy Roberts robertsr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EXT.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Labov Lecture
"Why Are American Dialects Diverging?"
William Labov of the University of Pennsylvania will present a public
lecture on the subject of dialect divergence at the 11th annual Peter
Tamony Memorial Lecture on American Language at the University of
Missouri-Columbia on Thursday, April 25th. Dr. Labov's talk will be
held at 4:15 in Ellis Library Auditorium and will be followed by a
public reception at the Western Historical Manuscript Collection. Dr.
Labov, an internationally recognized scholar, has been professor of
linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania since 1971 and director
of its Linguistics Laboratory since 1976.
The lecture series is named in honor of Peter Tamony of San Francisco
whose voluminous collection of slang and colloquialism citations were
donated to the Western Historical Manuscript Collection in 1985. This
year's lecture, in addition, recognizes the receipt of the archives of
the Linguistic Society of America by the Western Historical Manuscript
For further information contact Nancy Lankford at Western Historical
Manuscript Collection, 23 Ellis Library, University of Missouri,
Columbia, Missouri 65201; phone (573) 882-6028; e-mail
whmc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ext.missouri.edu