Thursday, January 25, 2007

Minnesota English: Parts 1 through uff-da

I've mentioned the work of the Wisconsin Englishes Project here a number of times, including the great stuff that Erica Benson of UW-Eau Claire has been doing. Just got word from part of the WEP crew that she's just done some media interviews, getting the word out in western Wisconsin and even Minnesota. (They're not linked yet, but I bet they'll soon be available here.)

You gotta love the reactions of Joe Fryer, who did one of the interviews for KARE in the Twin Cities. Check out his posts on the topic here. (You need to scroll down to Accents -- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part Uff-da.) And yeah, Joe Fryer, KARE should definitely do a follow-up story on this.

Update, Friday, 4:00 a.m.: The available interviews are linked now on the WEP 'publicity/outreach' page.

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