An Independence Party!

Lynne Murphy

When?
Thursday, July 4 2013 at 7:30PM

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Where?

The Wells Kitchen
2-6 Newton Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1RU

Who?
Lynne Murphy

What's the talk about?

As well as a fine speaker we will be celbrating the Americans independence from us colonial types. Good luck to you old chaps! There will be cake and possibly more!

 

Lynne Murphy (Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Sussex University) takes you on a grammatical tour of transatlantic prejudices and challenges what you think you know about Americanisms--and their effect on the Mother Tongue. 

Lynne moved to the south coast of England in January 2000, having lived in the US most of her life and in South Africa for 4 years in the 1990s. While in the UK she has been teaching and researching in the fields of semantics, pragmatics and psycholinguistics.

As her alter-ego Lynneguist, she also writes the Separated by a Common Language blog. You can follow lynneguist on Twitter.