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925 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403 United States

February 2018

The Sociolinguistic Significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Analysis and Implications for Social Justice

February 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Chiles Business Center, 925 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403 United States
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A public talk by Dr. Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of English Linguistics, North Carolina State University, and Director of the Language and Life Project Free and open to the public. Talk description: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s oratorical status is one of his enduring legacies, and his rhetorical strategies are often cited as a model of performance style. At the same time, no detailed sociolinguistic analyses have been conducted to show how he manipulated particular linguistic variables…

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