PENN LIGHTBULB CAFÃ- "Talk Like a Philadelphian"

PENN LIGHTBULB CAFÉ- "Talk Like a Philadelphian"

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs



This event is all ages

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PENN LIGHTBULB CAFÉ- "Talk Like a Philadelphian"
Meredith Tamminga, assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics of the School of Arts & Sciences at Penn
"Talk Like a Philadelphian”
Philadelphians have a unique way of speaking that extends far beyond “youse”, “jawn” and “wit wiz or without?” Drawing on 40 years of intensive research conducted at Penn on the Philadelphia accent, Professor Tamminga will play recordings of speech of typical Philadelphians, identifying the words and sounds that make “Philly speak” unique. She will cover some basic principles of how speech sounds are produced and measured, as well as discuss how and why accents develop over time.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104