Folklore, Dialect, and the Folklore of Language in NL

Date: Feb 20
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Theatre
Cost: $10.01
Coffee & Culture

In this presentation, folklorist, Philip Hiscock will discuss the Folklore of Dialect and Language in NL. Learn about the folklore of language in the province, and after the presentation explore our exhibit "A Job to Say: Newfoundland and Labrador Expressions".

Philip Hiscock was Associate Professor of Folklore until his retirement in 2017. He specializes in the folklore of NL with interests in custom, song, language, and their contemporary evolution. Along with teaching, Philip has worked for 30 years with newspapers, magazines, radio and television. There, he has written and spoken about many aspects of folklore and language.

With two other dialectologists, and working from materials collected by other folklorists and linguists between the 1960s and the 1980s, he produced The Dialect Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador, an interactive website that has been active since 2014.

ASL/English Interpreting Services are available through NLAD by request only to or 709-757-8090. We will do our best to accommodate requests made within two weeks of the scheduled event

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