Talking Funny: Language and Accent as a Tool of Otherness: Colgate Conversations Brown Bag

Jailekha Zutshi ‘21 & Tracy Milyango '19

“Talking Funny: Language and Accent as a Tool of Otherness” part of the Colgate Conversations Brown Bag Series

This IGD brownbag hopes to unpack how an individual's linguistic identity and accent can shape their experiences. What does it mean to say someone has an accent on a campus like Colgate's? How can imposing language norms be construed as part of a broader movement to prioritize one set of rules that is particular to a group with historical and cultural capital?

We will explore the nuances of the impact of language and accent on someone's experiences, and offer solutions to prevent language from becoming a tool with which to perpetuate otherness.

Presented by the IGD Council, food from Hamilton Whole Foods, BYOD (Bring Your Own Drink)

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

The Coop – O'Connor Campus Center, 134 (Conference Room)
13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA



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Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc., Brown bags



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