Missouri Linguist to Speak at Truman

Linguist Christopher Strelluf will participate in the Department of English and Linguistics “For Words” speaker series at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

Strelluf will discuss “The Dialect of Kansas City: Language Change in the Heart of America.” He was recently interviewed about his research by Kansas City’s NPR affiliate. Strelluf is the editorial assistant for the Journal of English Linguistics, the founder and past president of the Linguistics Society of Missouri, served in Operation Enduring Freedom as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve and currently teaches linguistics at Truman.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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