Philadelphians have a unique way of speaking that extends far beyond “youse,” “jawn” and “wit wiz or witout?” Drawing on 40 years of intensive research conducted at Penn on the Philadelphia accent, Professor Tamminga will play recordings of speech of typical Philadelphians, identifying the words and sounds that make “Philly speak” unique.
Department of Linguistics
Penn Arts & Sciences
Penn Lightbulb Café, ‘Talk Like a Philadelphian’
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6-7 p.m.
World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St.,
The talk is part of the Penn Lightbulb Café, a free public-lecture series presented by Penn Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes arts, humanities and social-sciences scholarship out of the classroom for a night on the town. Each hour-long talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Menu items will be available for purchase.