English Professor Barbara Johnstone To Give Keynote Presentation at Linguistic Society of America’s Annual Meeting-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

English Professor Barbara Johnstone To Give Keynote Presentation at Linguistic Society of America’s Annual Meeting

English Professor Barbara Johnstone, who focuses on the areas of rhetoric, linguistics, and critical theory, will be giving a keynote presentation at the Linguistic Society of America’s (LSA) 85th Annual Meeting. Her presentation, entitled “Speaking Pittsburghese: The Social History of Pittsburgh Speech,” will examine the special characteristics of Pittsburgh speech and how Pittsburghese became identified as a dialect in the second half of the 20th century. You can view the complete media advisory on Professor Johnstone’s presentation here.

The LSA’s annual meeting will take place at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel from Thursday, January 6th to Sunday, January 9th. You can view complete program details on LSA’s website.

Congratulations and good luck to Professor Johnstone!