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May 7, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Georgetown Township Public Library
1525 Baldwin Street
Jenison, MI 49428
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Yooper Talk by Kathryn Remlinger

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Local author and Grand Valley State University professor Kathryn Remlinger will discuss her book "Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula." In her book, based on sixteen years of fieldwork, Remlinger examines how the idea of a unique Yooper dialect emerged and explores how the dialect became a valuable commodity, easily recognized on everything from flags to mugs to bumper stickers. A book signing will follow the presentation, with copies available for sale by The Bookman of Grand Haven. Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Grand Valley State University.