East Tennessee English - Brown Bag Lecture

@ The East Tennessee History Center
The East Tennessee History Center
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 7:00am to Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:45am

Most natives of Appalachia are aware that their speech differs from others but may not understand exactly why and how.  Paul Reed will explain the variations and contributing factors and how their rich linguistic system is critical to local and regional identity, forming a central part of what it means to be an East Tennessean.  A native of Hancock County, Tennessee, Paul Reed is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Carolina, with a research focus on the variation and change in the English varieties of the American South, particularly the Appalachian region, and even more so, East Tennessee.

The program is sponsored by 21st Mortgage Corporation and is free and open to the public.  The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.  Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture.  Soft drinks will be available for purchase.  For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.

Presenting Sponsor: 
21st Mortgage Corporation