October 25, 2011

Brittani's Bermudian research gets attention back home

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Britanni Fubler wants anyone interested in how Islanders speak to attend ‘How You Hanlin’ Me? A Presentation on the Lexical, Phonological and Phonetic Properties of the Bermudian Dialect’ at Bermuda College’s North Hall Lecture Theatre on November 3 at 6.30pm.
The University of Toronto graduate is advertising the session with a flyer which asks: “Have you or your friends ever thought that the Bermudian dialect was uneducated? Sounded ignorant? Was inappropriate in public settings?
“Or are you of the persuasion that it is beautiful and unique and should be a celebrated part of our culture?” [excerpt from the linked article in The Royal Gazette Online, Oct. 25, 2011]

[Chart from Brittani Fubler's U of T manuscript, "Acoustic analysis of Bermudian English", Mar. 16, 2011]

And you can see more news and pix at Sticking to our roots | Bermuda Island Life.

October 12, 2011

October 11, 2011

Toronto Babel In the Star!

Our very own Beth MacLeod has been organising Toronto Babel, a language exchange night at the Rivoli on Queen St., for almost two years now.  Today, the Toronto Star ran a story about it: http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1067470--now-you-re-really-speaking-my-language. 
See pix from our previous post.