Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ya(h) hey!

Just mentioned the Wisconsin Englishes Project here in a recent post and it looks like they're getting another round of coverage in papers and on radio around the state. The brains behind the operation, Tom Purnell, says that this one has the best image ... I agree. It just appeared in On Wisconsin (the alumni mag), credited to Spencer Walt.

Update, Sept 13: Another member of the Wisconsin Englishes Project suggested to some students today that the graphic is beautiful and wonderful, but actually kind of goes in exactly the opposite direction of much of the project: They're working on really contemporary changes, often in urban areas, etc., while this image evokes a really classic image of dialect and dialect speakers.

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