Amy Clark, professor at the University of Virginia at Wise, will speak on her book “Talking Appalachian: Voice, Identity, and Community” which will examine some of the various dialects of the region. Tradition, community, and pride are fundamental aspects of the history of Appalachia, and the language of the region is a living testament to its rich heritage. Appalachians have organized to preserve regional dialects – complex forms of English peppered with words, phrases, and pronunciations unique to the area and its people.
Join us at the Christ Lutheran Church, 2011 Brandon Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24015. Our evening lectures are FREE for members of the History Museum of Western Virginia and for students and $5 for non-members.